Oppo releases ColorOS Developer Preview based on Android 12 for Find X3 Pro users
Oppo says it is one of the first handset makers to launch Android 12 Developer Preview Program at the Google I/O Developer Conference 2021.
Oppo on Wednesday announced the launch of Android 12 Beta 1 for Find X3 Pro users. Oppo says it is now among the first smartphone companies to make the Android 12 beta available.
The Android 12 beta was first announced at the Google I/O Developer Conference. Apart from Oppo, brands such as Asus, Xiaomi, Realme, Tecno, and TCL are also going to offer beta versions. Google’s Pixel phones are also among the eligible list of devices for Android 12.
Oppo said that the update is available to developers in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China mainland, and Taiwan. The update can be downloaded via the company’s open platform.
“We are glad to have Google as a long-term partner as we have had successful collaborations over the years, including working together to guarantee ColorOS keeps up with the latest version of Android,” Andy Wu, Vice President and President of Software Engineering Business Unit said. “Currently we have close to 400 million monthly active users of ColorOS around the world. With Android 12, we will continue our momentum to provide developers and users with the most vibrant experience.”
According to Oppo, the update will aim to deliver better performance and a polished experience. It further said that the new version brings more compatibility with multimedia formats and support for more content insertion. The system has also been improved in UI details with features such as new functional bars and updated operating modes. Google’s latest OS iteration also bring audio-coupled haptic feedback through the phone’s vibrations.
That said, Google’s Android 12 brings a variety of new features apart from UI enhancements. For instance, there is a new Privacy Dashboard that offers a single view into users’ permissions settings and what data is being accessed, how often and by which apps. It also makes it easier to revoke app permissions. The latest version will bring a new indicator to alert about an app accessing their microphone or camera. You can read more about Google’s Android 12 update here.