ColorOS users have always been waiting for the new and refined ColorOS 12 based on the new Android 12 for months now. While some of the selected OPPO devices have started to get the update, one of the best-selling OPPO devices from last year, the OPPO Reno6 5G gets a new ColorOS 12 Trial version which you can now try on your smartphone officially.
There will be a prompt for users to try the new ColorOS 12 and in the settings -> update -> trial version, you will see the new ColorOS 12 update and it requires your permission for the 4.87GB download to start, yes, its a big update which you need to do over Wi-Fi.
Here’s the complete update log of the latest ColorOS 12:
ColorOS 12 brings Infinite Design to a new level. Everything is designed to reduce visual noise and deliver a simple, clean and pleasing visual and interactive experience.
• Revamped page layout reduces visual noise and optimises text and colour display so key information stands out.
• Redesigned app icons have greater depth, texture and a sense of space.
• Optimises the Quantum Animation Engine: Quantum Animation Engine 3.0 uses “mass” as a design concept to make animations more lifelike and optimises more than 300 animations to deliver a more natural user experience.
• Optimises Always-On Display: More creative content and customisation options are provided to let you freely express yourself.
Convenience & efficiency
– Adds “Background stream”: Apps in Background stream mode continue playing the audio of a video when you leave them or lock your phone.
• FlexDrop has been renamed Flexible Windows and optimised:
– Optimised method for switching between floating window sizes.
– You can now drag a file from My Files or a photo from the Photos app to a floating window.
• You can now double-tap text in a conversation in the Messages app to enlarge it for easy reading and editing.
• Adds Quick launch, a feature that detects the apps you use frequently and pre-loads them so they open faster.
• Adds a chart to display your battery usage.
• In team fight scenes, games run more smoothly and at a stable frame rate.
• You can now decide which camera modes are displayed on the menu bar and in what order they are displayed.
• Optimises the auto-brightness algorithm to adapt screen brightness to more scenarios for a more comfortable screen viewing experience.
• Optimises accessibility:
– Adds visuals to text instructions for an intuitive understanding of accessibility functions.
– Optimises categorisation of functions by grouping them into vision, hearing, interactive actions and general.
– TalkBack supports more system apps including Photos, Phone, Mail and Calendar.
About the update and ColorOS 12
The update downloads very fast if you have Wi-Fi and after it’s downloaded, you have to grant for the restart, after taking some time, ColorOS 12 gets applied after restart. It looks very subtle and there are a number of things I did like about this update, the personalization options are infinite here with a wide number of options to customize as per your needs.
From the new taskbar menu to the new icons, everything looks very subtle and changed, you have a lot of special features, new privacy settings and a lot more small tweaks that make the new ColorOS 12 more refined.
The new wallpapers are great and you now have a lot of them to apply, the revamped Settings page also looks great. On the other hand, new notifications have become much more materialistic as promised when Android 12 first arrived and the controls over them have got lot better as well.
Overall, with a lot of design tweaks, camera and performance improvements along with battery and privacy settings improvements, Android 12 is a totally refreshing feel over the Android 11, however, ColorOS 12 doesn’t give that core Android 12 vibes, still lot better now than what it used to be previously.