[Update: Stable update rolling out] ColorOS 6 (Android Pie) beta is here for the Realme 1 and Realme U1
Realme is OPPO’s spin-off brand focussed on fulfilling the expectation of young smartphone users. In India, it has been doing really well because of smartphones like the Realme 3 and the Realme 3 Pro which offer great value for the price. Besides the convincing value for money, Realme’s commitment to updating its smartphone regularly is what is keeping its user base engaged. Earlier this week, the Realme 2 Pro got an update to ColorOS 6 which is based on Android 9 Pie. Now, the Realme 1 and the Realme U1 are getting a taste of Pie with the latest Color 6 beta.
One of the key features the ColorOS 6 update brings to the two Realme devices is an app drawer in the ColorOS launcher. Apart from that, the navigation gestures in ColorOS have been improved while a Riding mode has been added, which can be used to dismiss callers and alert callers when you’re riding a two-wheeler. Further, the notification panel has a new interface while the Realme U1 and the Realme 1 now have better default themes.
In terms of camera, the two Realme devices are getting Nightscape mode – Realme’s take on Google’s Night Sight – and Camera HAL3 support, which is essential for Camera2 API support. This means that in the near future, users will be able to make use of Google Camera mods on their Realme 1 and Realme U1 without needing to root their smartphones.
Besides these changes, the update brings the Google security patch from May 2019 and as well as Theme Store support for the Realme U1. In the future, the smartphones should also receive HyperBoost which intelligently boost the performance of the smartphone while gaming without devouring the battery.
We can also expect the Realme 2 and the Realme C1 to get Android Pie updates this month, as promised by Realme earlier.
To enroll for the beta update, you’ll be required to fill up your details in the forms linked below.
Source: Realme Community
Update 1: Stable update now available for Realme 1 and U1
Realme has initiated a phased roll-out of the stable update of Color OS 6 based on Android Pie for the Realme 1 and the Realme U1. The changelog for the update is as follows:
- Added notification icons in status bar
- Added a new navigation gesture
- Added app drawer to ColorOS launcher
- Added Riding Mode
- Added Live Wallpaper
- Android Security Patch Level: May 5th, 2019
- Updated UI of the notification panel
- Updated UI of AI Board
- Updated default theme
- Added Nightscape Mode
- Added realme Theme Store
- Added realme Game Center (certain regions)
- Added realme Community (certain regions)
The update brings improvements to the UI including a refreshed notifications shade and an app drawer for the launcher. The two smartphones also get Realme’s navigation gestures. In the camera, the Nightscape mode has been added for long-exposure photography. Additionally, the update brings the Theme Store, Game Center, and Realme Community app besides applying Google’s security patches from May 2019.