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Oppo announces Android 11-based ColourOS beta, will becoming to Find X2 later this month

Oppo Find X2 is also the first non-Google device that is confirmed to support Android 11 Beta 1. For now, it is available on Pixel 2 and later devices only.

Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2 (Oppo)

Google just unveiled Android 11’s first beta version and Oppo seems to be on top of it as it announced Android 11-based ColourOS beta version. The software will be made available later this month on the Oppo Find X2, the smartphone that is being teased for the India launch by the company.

Oppo Find X2 is also the first non-Google device that is confirmed to support Android 11 Beta 1. For now, it is available on Pixel 2 and later devices only.

“With a user base of over 350 million, ColorOS is one of the key partners for Google globally. Our consumer insights reveal that users find the ColorOS experience closer to stock Android while welcoming additions we customize for ColorOS specifically,” said Manoj Kumar, Senior Principal Engineer, ColorOS, Oppo. “We work jointly with Google across OPPO devices at the software system level to enrich and empower user experience on Android. A perfect case in example is the CameraX project that we are working with Google on, to enhance camera capabilities and functionality of third party apps such as Instagram, Snapchat and others.”

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Google’s Android 11 beta 1 focuses on three key themes – People, Controls, and Privacy. The OS version includes new “conversation notifications”, “chat bubbles”, and improved keyboard experience. For the Controls part, Google has introduced new ways to manage connected device and media. It has many new privacy features as well. One of the highlights is giving more granular access to an application.

We are yet to see how Oppo plans to implement these in its ColourOS.