[Updated: Sept. 16] Oppo Android 12 (ColorOS 12) update tracker: List of supported or eligible devices, release date and more

New updates are being added to the bottom of the story…

Original story (from March 28, 2021) follows:

Brands under the BBK Electronics umbrella such as Oppo have stepped up their software update games this year by trying to pump Android 11 to eligible devices quicker than their usual timelines with previous OS updates.

Oppo has already rolled out the new Android version to a bunch of smartphones as a stable update and the same can be said for Vivo. Although, OnePlus appears to be struggling for some reason.

That said, Android 11 is no longer the new kid on the block. This title now belongs to Android 12, although it’s still in its early stages.

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Here, we’ll be tracking all developments related to Android 12 or ColorOS 12 from Oppo, so you might want to bookmark this page for good measure.

Oppo Android 12 (ColorOS 12) expected release date

Oppo was one of the first OEMs to release the Android 11 beta to its flagships. Therefore, if the OEM takes the same route with Android 12, we can expect to see it release the beta shortly after Google opens up the public testing for the Pixel lineup.

According to Google’s timeline for Android 12, the beta will go live around May. We expect to see Oppo partake in the beta program as well and release the update to its flagships a couple of weeks after Google.

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Android 12 release schedule

Oppo might release the Android 12 beta for the Find X3 and Find X3 Pro if past trends are to be taken into account.

Once Google rolls out the stable Android 12 update, which is expected towards the end of August or early September, the Oppo Find X3 duo should also get the ColorOS 12 stable update in the following weeks.

After that, we can expect Oppo to kick-start its own ColorOS 12 beta program with devices such as the successor to the Reno5 series, likely the Reno6 series, being some of the first models to bag the update.

List of eligible devices

Oppo does not have any software update plans set in stone. This makes it a bit tricky to figure out which models will be eligible for the update to ColorOS 12 based on Android 12.

Nevertheless, as we’ve been keeping tabs on all software updates from Oppo for sometime now, it’s clear that the OEM usually seeds at least two major OS updates for most models.

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Oppo Reno5 Pro

This is true for its flagships down to some of the more affordable options from the company such as the devices from the ‘K’ series.

So taking this into account, we’ve churned out a list of smartphones from Oppo that might be eligible for the update to Android 12 that should bring the ColorOS 12 skin. Check it out below:

– Oppo Find X3 Pro
– Oppo Find X3
– Oppo Find X3 Neo
– Oppo Find X3 Lite
– Oppo Find X2

– Oppo Find X2 Neo
– Oppo Find X2 Lite
– Oppo Find X2 Pro
– Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G
– Oppo F19 Pro

– Oppo F19
– Oppo Reno5 5G
– Oppo Reno5 4G
– Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G
– Oppo Reno5 Pro

– Oppo Reno5 Lite
– Oppo Reno5 F
– Oppo Reno3 Pro
– Oppo Reno3
– Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G

– Oppo Reno3 5G
– Oppo Reno3 Youth
– Oppo Reno4 5G
– Oppo Reno4 Lite
– Oppo Reno4 Pro

– Oppo Reno4 F
– Oppo Reno4 Z 5G
– Oppo A9 (2020)
– Oppo A92s
– Oppo A94

– Oppo A72
– Oppo A15
– Oppo A15s
– Oppo A53
– Oppo A93

– Oppo A72 5G
– Oppo F17 Pro
– Oppo F17
– Oppo A55 5G
– Oppo K7 5G

– Oppo K7x
– Oppo Reno R

To avoid any confusion, this list of eligible devices is not official by any means. Oppo may reveal a list of devices eligible for Android 12 at some point in the future, however, there’s no guarantee.

Hence, it’s possible that a device mentioned here might not get Android 12 and it’s also possible that a device which hasn’t been listed here may get the update.

Whatever the case, we’ll be updating this tracker regularly with all the latest developments related to ColorOS 12 or Android 12 for Oppo smartphones.

Update 1 (May 19, 2021)

IST: 11:46 pm: Google announced the commencement of the Android 12 Developer Preview Program and OPPO Find X3 Pro is among the few devices that will take part in this program. Android 12 developer preview 1 is available for the Find X3 Pro and you can learn more about that here. Important to note is that the Oppo Reno series is not supported.

Update 2 (June 26, 2021)

IST: 03:03 pm: A reliable leakster on Weibo revealed today that ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 has allegedly hit the internal testing stage. Details here.

Update 3 (July 03, 2021)

IST: 04:28 pm: According to a recent report from Weibo, the upcoming ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 will bring along major changes. Check out the complete coverage by heading here.

Update 4 (August 02, 2021)

IST: 03:07 pm: Several sources have been sharing an alleged screenshot of an Android 12-based ColorOS 12 update for the Oppo Find X2 Pro. However, one look at the translation of its changelog reveals that the image is fake.

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Update 5 (August 05, 2021)

IST: 03:07 pm: New reports now indicate that Oppo might be working to bring a feature akin to Huawei’s Multiscreen collaboration feature to its upcoming Android 12-based ColorOS 12. More on that here.

Update 6 (August 27, 2021)

IST: 10:37 am: New reports from a Weibo blogger indicate that Oppo might have inadvertently leaked the release date for its Android 12-based COlorOS 12.
According to the blogger, he found ColorOS 12 release date and time through OPPO’s smart assistant Breeno App, which shows ColorOS 12 will be released on September 13 at 3 pm.

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While this has since been fixed by Oppo, it gives us an idea of how the Chinese OEM plans to handle its deployment of Android 12.

Update 7 (September 06, 2021)

IST: 06:37 pm: Oppo has now officially teased the ColorOS 12 update by uploading a teaser image on Weibo. The picture shows the ColorOS Clock icon showing 12 o’clock. The post says that the company will share more information tomorrow.

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Update 7 (September 07, 2021)

IST: 12:32 pm: Ahead of the official rollout of Android 12-based ColorOS 12 based on Android 12, users can now download and have a taste of the ColorOS 12 wallpapers. You can download these here.

Update 8 (September 08, 2021)

IST: 12:15 pm: As per a recent report from the Chinese Oppo Community, the OEM is expected to unveil the ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 in mid to late September.

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Update 9 (September 13, 2021)

IST: 10:53 am: New reports now indicate that we could see Oppo officially unveiling its Android 12-based ColorOS 12 on September 16. More on that expected conference here.

Update 10 (September 14, 2021)

IST: 10:15 am: A video teaser of Android 12-based ColorOS 12 indicates that Oppo might release an Avatar emoji feature dubbed Omoji. This is set to be similar to iOS’ Memoji feature.

Update 11 (September 15, 2021)

IST: 07:15 pm: According to the official ColorOS Weibo account, OPPO has opened registrations for ColorOS 12 Early Access program in China. Anyone with an OPPO Find X3 Pro can enroll in the program.

Update 12 (September 16, 2021)

IST: 05:10 pm: Oppo has finally taken the wraps off its upcoming skin based on Android 12 called ColorOS 12. The new skin brings a bunch of UI enhancements and under-the-hood performance upgrades.

You can watch the promotional video here. That said, the company has also revealed the pubic beta roadmap for its new skin. Check it out below:

NOTE: We’ll add the tracker table to this article once Oppo starts seeding Android 12/ColorOS 12 beta or stable update to any device.

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