Yesterday, Oppo officially announced the all-new ColorOS 12 operating system for its global users aimed at providing users with a seamless experience close to stock Android 12. The ColorOS 12 brings in an all-new inclusive UI on top of powerful performance, not to mention several features that are said to boost everyday productivity while help achieve better work-life balance.
With this launch, Oppo also became one of the first original equipment manufacturers to ship Android 12 on their smartphones. The operating system will make the Oppo Find X3 Pro in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia while expand to further nations and regions gradually.
Oppo quotes the main theme of the ColorOS 12 as “Inclusivity”. The brand enjoys its presence across 68 countries, i.e. around 440 million users around the globe. It has re-iterated its infinite design concept, which is lightweight, clean and richly and very customizable to build the new OS for a more inclusive experience. This includes softer icons, animations, and information framework that are friendly to different languages and cultures. In fact, the entire framework is adaptable with different phone formats.
The new ColorOS 12 emphasizes on comfort and endurance to deliver smooth and seamless user performance. It accredits the long-term code decoupling efforts in addressing lags and stutters after prolonged usage, particularly in anti-fragmentation and intellient resource allocation. This has actually resulted to a low 2.75% system aging rate in 3 years, i.e. an average of 30% lower memory occupation and 20% lower battery consumption.
Similarly, Oppo has leveraged the Quantum Animation Engine that uses 300 and above enhanced animation to deliver lively animations. The system can imitate physical habits of resistance, inertia, and rebound thereby for more realistic and intuitive experience that aligns with the human cognition.
For productivity, there are PC Connect, 3-Finger Translate powered by Google Lens, FlexDrop and Phone Manager.
Now, coming to privacy, Oppo keeps the same old Private System, Private Safe, App Lock, and many more atop new features from Android 12 that include Privacy Dashboards, Approximate Location Sharing and Microphone and Camera Indicators. The brand has clearly stated its efforts to improve data compliance via storage and process. The servers are deployed in multiple locations across the world whilst the data are said to be saved in a non-plain text format. Also, the transmission is made using a proprietary protocol.
Oppo deploys third-party supervisor in the data security filed to ensure everyday process compliance. It holds privacy certifications from authoritative organizations such as ePrivacy and ISO27001.
The company is known for its contributions to building a culture of openness and technological exchange while sharing a common value of healthy mutual exchange with its Android partners. For instance, the App Cloner from the ColorOS that is also featured in Android 12. Another example include a Wallpaper-based Theming system in Material You. The ColorOS comes with several stock Android features too.
Oppo has clearly stated to maintain a more Android developer friendly operating system. You can find free camera SDKs that covers company’s most advantageous camera capabilities such as HDR, Super Wide-Angle, and Ultra Steady Video Shooting. Moreover, there are HyperBoost and Color Vision Enhancement to benefit Android app developers and improve the Android ecosystem.
As for the ColorOS 12 rollout strategy, Oppo has already rolled out the public beta in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia on the Find X3 Pro 5G device. It is then slated to continue in other parts of the world and device through the rest of 2021/2022. The aim is to ship ColorOS 12 to more than 110 models, i.e. 150 million users.