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OPPO ColorOS 11 – its UI for Android 11 is rolling out now to its Find XS-series and soon to 28 models including the Find, Reno and A-series.

OPPO ColorOS 11 highlights OPPOs close cooperation with Google in being the first smartphone maker to roll out Android 11 after Google’s Pixel was the first cab off the rank. GadgetGuy covered that here.

The roll-out is massive as OPPO (as part of the BBK group with realme, vivo, OnePlus and more) cements its position as the number two global smartphone maker. There are hundreds of millions of phones, hence the staged roll-out. The only exclusions to the list below are for carrier-specific models.

OPPO ColorOS 11

We have written about ColorOS before here and is a light skin over pure Google Android OS that helps customise its smartphones for different geographic markets. It also allows OPPO to do so much more than stock Google Android does.

In Android 11, Google has separated the hardware and software layers, and it will provide over the air security updates that were previously held up by makers and Telcos as they tested if these broke anything.

This has given OPPO the OPPOtunity to release a raft of new software features. Some are unique to OPPO, and some are enhancements to Android 11 functionality.

OPPO Australia Managing Director, Michael Tran said,

“The ColorOS team listened to user feedback for greater UI customisation, offering more personalisation and a wider range of features than stock Android.”

OPPOs release is here

OPPO ColorOS 11 features

Personality – make your phone uniquely yours

Always-On Display (AMOLED only). Users can create a custom AOD, theme, and wallpaper, as well as fonts, icons, and ringtones.

OPPO ColorOS 11

Enhanced stock Android’s Dark Mode: Now with three colour schemes and levels of contrast.

OPPO ColorOS 11

Relax 2.0 lets users create their white noise mix, and OPPO offers an extensive and immersive collection of sounds from cities around the world.

Three-Finger Translate powered by Google Lens: It is the first feature co-created by OPPO and Google. It captures and translates text through a simple screenshot taken with a three-finger gesture. 

Flexdrop: A simple solution for multi-tasking. Users can watch video and text at the same time, which is particularly useful for gamers and video-lovers.

IoT device control: Users can switch between and control different smart home devices without having to download new apps.

Super Power Saving Mode: Select six apps to run in low-battery situations.