According to popular Weibo leakster, @DCS, Oppo’s upcoming ColorOS 12 system has been exposed. His Weibo post claims that there is a significant change in the system-level UI and it incorporates much of HydrogenOS. That’s not all, the system also adopts elements from Meizu’s Flyme and Xiaomi’s MIUI. After Oppo and OnePlus announced the merger last month, the company also announced that it would integrate Oppo’s ColorOS with OnePlus’s Oxygen OS.
However, these two operating systems will remain independent and continue to serve their respective regions. Oppo devices in China use ColorOS, and OnePlus phones in other markets around the world use Oxygen OS. However, they will share the same common code base.
OnePlus also said that this change will enable the company to easily obtain update support for the Android system. In addition, there are reports that the ColorOS 12 system will be officially launched on August 15, 2021. At the launch event, the company will also announce the compatible models.
Unfortunately, his post does not reveal any detail of the upcoming Oppo ColorOS 12. In fact, it does not list the Flyme and MIUI elements that this system will adapt. Nevertheless, with the launch of this system still many weeks away, we expect to get more information pretty soon. If there are none, then we will have to wait for August 15th to get the official information regarding this system. Hopefully, we will get the full feature list at the official launch event for ColorOS 12.
After Oppo, Vivo announced that it will extend the Android update time
Just like Oppo, Vivo recently announced that it will offer 3 years of Android system updates. This will be active for the X-series phones released after July 2021. Shi Yujian, chief technology officer of Vivo, said: “As the flagship mobile phone of Vivo, the X series will receive software support that exceeds user expectations”.
This policy will cover the European, Australian, and Indian markets. However, all other regions will have the same update policy as before. Nevertheless, this is good news for users in these regions.
At present, most Android mobile phone manufacturers in the world have security updates for 2 years. Only Google, OnePlus, Samsung, and few other manufacturers provide security updates for 3 to 4 years.
Just a few days ago, OPPO announced that it will bring a three-year security update to the Find X series. This latest trend shows that more manufacturers are willing to provide users with long-term services.