June 23, 2020, Singapore – ColorOS today announced the availability of the new Android 11 Beta update for its flagship, OPPO Find X2 Series. The Find X2 Series is among the first smartphones in the world to receive this update, placing users in prime position to continue to be early adopters of the latest software.
Available from today, the Android 11 Beta update on Find X2 Series is a testament to the close partnership between ColorOS and Google, allowing ColorOS to continue delivering a highly customised, efficient, intelligent, and richly designed Android-based mobile OS.
Announcing the Android 11 Beta update, Andy Wu, Vice President and President of Software Engineering Business Unit, OPPO, said, “With over 350 million users, OPPO is one of the key partners for Google globally that interacts with a huge and diverse user base. Working closely with the Android team, ColorOS will accumulate first-hand feedback on Android 11 Beta to identify, fix and enhance features for Android developers and end-users.”
Several features announced by Google on the Android 11 Beta are already present in ColorOS, such as a time scheduled system-wide Dark-mode and built-in screen recorder. The first preview of Android 11 Beta on the Find X2 Series will include these along with the following new features from stock Android:
1. A dedicated Conversations section in the notification shade where you can easily view, engage and prioritise chats from various apps.
2. A new floating Bubbles UI for messaging apps that enables users to create floating windows for individual chats to improve multitasking.
3. Improved privacy protection with additional one-time permission, permission auto reset, and background location preferences for more control over sensitive permissions.
ColorOS will incorporate additional features from Android 11 Beta in its future beta releases.
Apart from the stock Android 11 features, the customisations ColorOS made for the Find X2 Series will continue to be available, including All Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF camera focus, HDR video Enhancement, AI Nature Tone Display, and OPPO Share.
Developers and early adopters can download the update here starting today across all Find X2 Series phones. Please note that the beta release may contain bugs and uncertainties; it is only for developer use and not for use as an everyday driver.