19 May 2021, SINGAPORE – Leading global smart device brand, OPPO, today launched Android 12 Beta 1 on its flagship smartphone – the Find X3 Pro – making it one of the first smartphone brands to launch Android 12 Developer Preview Program at the Google I/O Developer Conference 2021.
This year, Android 12 focuses on the system UI as well as security and privacy – the main features for the ColorOS. To elevate users’ smartphone experience, OPPO is working to make ColorOS more intuitive and allow for more user personalisation, especially in terms of UI and UX. OPPO is also making efforts to give users more control and transparency regarding data security and privacy.
OPPO believes that the Android ecosystem will contribute to the long-term success of the company and the industry. Last year, OPPO was one of the first brands to launch Android 11, amidst the pandemic outbreak and difficulties in internal decoupling. A variety of customised functions including the Three Finger Screenshot and FlexDrop were added to the system to provide a more seamless and user-friendly experience for developers and users.
“We are glad to have Google as a long-term partner. We have had successful collaborations over the years, including working together to ensure that ColorOS is able to keep up with the latest version of Android,” Andy Wu, Vice President and President of Software Engineering Business Unit said.
“Currently, we have close to 400 million monthly active users of ColorOS around the world. With Android 12, we will continue our momentum to provide developers and users the most vibrant experience.”
Polished experience and better performance
Following the announcement of the Android 12 Developer Preview Program, OPPO has unveiled the Android 12 Beta 1 on the OPPO Find X3 Pro, allowing developers worldwide to explore the latest software updates. Android 12 continues to put privacy and security as the main focus and features a more personalised experience and improved performance.
Deepening collaborations with Android to allow more customisations
As part of OPPO’s long-term global business strategy, the company is continuously deepening its collaborations with Android to bring more innovative and customised experiences to its users and developers.
Looking ahead to a smarter 5G era, OPPO and Android will work together towards extending mobile experiences and services to more existing and potential users. To enable heighted connectivity, OPPO will continue to work with developers and partners globally to explore an open and integrated ecosystem and create a more intelligent and connected world.
Developers are encouraged to download the latest system via the OPPO open platform starting today, 19 May. Please kindly note that this is the early preview version for developers to conduct compatibility testing and early development, which will include bugs that may affect daily use. Therefore, it is not recommended for non-developers to try this update. Do stay tuned for the consumer version.