Oppo has launched ColorOS 7, its new version of its Android OS skin at an event in New Delhi. It’s based on Android 10 and brings a new lighter look to the interface as well as a coveted systemwide dark mode.
Its release comes just eight months after ColorOS 6 in March 2019. Progress indeed.
Oppo describes the update as having “adopted a lightweight visual approach that simplifies the user interface, allowing users to focus more on their content. Beyond full icon customisation, Dark Mode ensures a superb reading experience in all conditions, helping users to remain concentrated and reduce battery consumption.”
The company has moved aggressively into the UK and European smartphone markets with great success. We love its Reno series of phones, especially the (admittedly clunkily named) Reno 10x Zoom. It’s this phone that will get ColorOS 7 first – today.
Alongside some visual tweaks, new system sounds and new wallpapers, ColorOS 7 is supposedly designed to load apps faster, something that will hopefully be noticed on Oppo’s more affordable but lower-powered handsets. A new software system learns user behaviour and preloads app caches to bring faster, more responsive performance.
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