OPPO rolls out ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 for the Find X2 Series
OPPO has started a stable roll-out of ColorOS 11, the skinned Android 11 based update for its Find X2 series. After being announced in September before a lengthy customer beta, the first variants and territories have started reporting availability today. Our XDA forum users in Switzerland, Germany, and the UK are among those who have confirmed the arrival of the OTA update, but it does seem to be a controlled trickle so your results may vary at the time of writing.
ColorOS 11, which follows on from ColorOS 7, in order to tally with the corresponding Android version brings a number of unique extras. The dark mode is more customizable, offering multiple color schemes (all including black, of course), while an always-on display option similar to that seen recently on the OnePlus 8T is available to models with AMOLED screens while at the other end of the spectrum, a new “Super Power Saving” mode reduces the screen to a minimum along with other resources. If used at 5% battery, OPPO says it will allow you an hour of talk time — great for those ‘stuck in the middle of nowhere’ moments.
An updated version of ambient soundscape app OPPO Relax lets you mix together sounds of nature into your own personal relaxation nirvana. ColorOS 11 also integrates a Google Lens-based instant translation feature accessed by taking a screenshot with 3-fingers and swiping upward. Flexdrop is OPPO’s new “windowed app” environment, which lets you shrink any app into a floating window, making it easier to multitask, while the Private System feature allows you to keep two different systems, making it easier to switch between work and play with just a scan of your fingerprint.
As ever, if you don’t have the new firmware on offer yet, you can try and force an update in the menus, and failing that, clear cache and try again. If neither works, and you don’t feel like sideloading it, hang in there, it shouldn’t be long now. Once the Find X2 series rollout is underway, the Reno 3 range is next on the list.