OPPO Reno2/Z, F11/F11 Pro, A9, and R17 receive stable Android 10 with ColorOS 7

OPPO Reno2/Z, F11/F11 Pro, A9, and R17 receive stable Android 10 with ColorOS 7

OPPO’s ColorOS is known for borrowing inspiration from the design elements of iOS, but with the introduction of ColorOS 7 (our review), the company performed a complete visual overhaul on their custom UX while upgrading the underlying layer to Android 10. With the passage of time, the company published a preliminary timeline regarding the update rollout plan for the global units and eventually started beta testing of ColorOS 7 on the OPPO F11 series. After continuing the public beta event on several other phones for a while, OPPO has now started pushing out the stable Android 10 update to the global variants of the OPPO Reno2, OPPO Reno Z, OPPO F11, OPPO F11 Pro, OPPO A9, and the OPPO R17.


XDA Forums: OPPO Reno2 || OPPO Reno Z || OPPO F11 || OPPO R17

A recently released roadmap on the ColorOS global forums did hint about the arrival of the stable version of ColorOS 7 for the aforementioned phones (including the OPPO F11 Pro Marvel’s Avengers Limited Edition), while the OPPO Reno2 Z should join the club by April 25. The OPPO F11 lineup and the OPPO A9 share a common firmware, thus the build version of the Android 10 OTA is CPH1969EX_11.C.20 for all of them. The OPPO Reno Z is getting software version CPH1979_C.21, while the owners of the OPPO Reno2 should expect the build number CPH1907PUEX_11.C.25 for the latest update. Lastly, the OPPO R17 units are receiving CPH1879EX_F.03 build.

Here is the official changelog (expand) for the ColorOS 7 update for these phones:

ColorOS 7 Changelog

  • Visuals
    • Brand new borderless design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.
    • Added OPPO Sans as the default font. The new font delivers a refreshing feel and fits well with OPPO’s pursuit of blending beauty and technology.
  • Smart Sidebar
    • Optimised user interfaces and improved one-handed operation.
    • Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen mode.
    • Added two settings: Assistive Ball Opacity and Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App.
    • Optimised the Floating Window feature for more apps.
    • Added a bubble: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse and open the app.
  • Screenshot
    • Optimised 3-Finger Screenshot: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers to adjust the screenshot size. Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.
    • Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.
    • Optimised screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.
  • Navigation Gestures 3.0
    • New gesture: Swipe inward from both sides of the screen and then hold to switch to the previous app.
    • Optimised gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.
  • System
    • Added Dark Mode: Protects your eyes while reducing power consumption.
    • Added Focus Mode: Shields you from outside distractions when you are learning or working.
    • Added all new charging animation.
    • Optimised the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.
    • Swipe left or right to ignore banner notifications.
    • Added a pause function for screen recording.
    • Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.
    • New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.
    • Optimised system pre-loaded ringtones.
    • Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
    • Colour Accessibility Mode added to improve the user experience for visually impaired users.
    • New management function for recent tasks: You can view memory information about recent tasks and lock apps.
  • Games
    • Optimised visual interaction for Game Space.
    • Optimised the startup animation for Game Space.
  • Home Screen
    • More live wallpapers.
    • Added Art+ static wallpapers.
    • Customise whether to open Global Search or the notification drawer when swiping down on the Home screen.
    • Customise the size, shape, and style of app icons on the Home screen.
    • Swipe up on the Lock screen to switch unlock methods.
    • Optimised the graphic design of password unlocks to facilitate one-handed operations.
    • Supported live wallpapers on the Lock screen.
    • More screen-off clock styles.
    • Added a simple Home screen mode, featuring larger fonts and icons and a clearer layout.
  • Security
    • Connect your phone to Wi-Fi networks using a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.
  • Tools
    • In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating
    • Added the trim feature in Recordings.
    • Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.
    • Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.
  • Camera
    • Optimised the Camera UI for better user experience.
    • Optimised the Timer UI and sound.
  • Photos
    • Optimised the Album UI for a clear hierarchy and quick lookup of photos.
    • Added Album Recommendations that recognises more than 80 different scenes.
  • Communications
    • OPPO Share now supports sharing files with vivo and Xiaomi devices.
    • Optimised the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.
  • Settings
    • Search Settings now supports fuzzy match and contains a search history.
  • Applications
    • Soloop Video Editor: Create your video with one tap.
    • Added DocVault, an app for easy management and use of your digital ID cards (available only on phones sold in India).

Source: ColorOS forums (1, 2, 3, 4)

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