May 30, 2020 11:53 AM
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Oppo Android 11 with ColorOS 8 Update: Everything We Know So Far

The ColorOS 8 is Oppo’s next-generation Android-based custom skin

We have our Oppo devices running on ColorOS 7 but soon things are going to change. ColorOS 7 runs on top of Android 10 and it surely brought many new awaited changes to ColorOS. This includes the dark mode, Breeno Smart Voice Assistant, Smart slider, Customize icon size/shape and much more. But updates are a part of any OS, and now we have new information about the upcoming ColorOS 8. In this article, we will take a look at all the features we want to see in ColorOS 8. Some of it was anticipated while some are just a new addition. Also, we have added a list of eligible Oppo devices for Android 11 update. Let’s find out.

What is ColorOS 8?

ColorOS 8 is an upcoming mobile operating system (Custom Skin) based on Android 11 which is being developed by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo.

Release Date

  • The ColorOS 8 expected to be released in November 2020.

Recently, Oppo is recruiting beta testers for ColorOS for the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro. But Find X2 Series devices are already running the latest ColorOS 7.1. It seems a developer build of the upcoming ColorOS 8 is ready and it will arrive on Find X2 Series. In November last year, Oppo released the ColorOS 7 beta based on Android 10 globally. If the company follow a similar time frame then we could see the next iteration of Oppo’s Android skin in Q4 2020. But, stable ColorOS 8 update may begin to roll out with Android 11 in Q1 2021.

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List of possible features of ColorOS 8

1. Better Dark Mode with Scheduling Option

Dark Mode debuted back in ColorOS 6 and it has been there for a while now. but during the previous two iterations, it was still not fully cohesive with the entire list of apps in Android. But things are changing as almost all apps now come with Dark Mode and with ColorOS 8 things will become even more smooth than ever before in terms of the Dark mode.

We also want to see Scheduling option that will be able to set a time for when your device uses the light mode or the dark mode. The Scheduling feature automatically switches between dark and light mode depending on the time of the day, that is whether it is day or night. Some other smartphone manufacturers already introduced it a while ago in their customized Android skin, and we are hopeful to see Oppo do something similar too with ColorOS 8.

2. Better Battery Life

The current ColorOS 7 has some serious battery drain issues. But with the upcoming update, we will probably see a fix for it too as well as a significant increase in battery performance.

3. Double-tap Gesture (Columbus)

Google launched the developer preview of Android 11 where we got to see a bunch of new improvements. This includes a new feature called Colombus where users can double-tap at the back of the device to turn on the Google assistant, camera or a few more applications. A similar kind of feature we want to see in ColorOS 8 too.

4. One Time Permission

Previously with Android, we had apps asking for permission to access location, media, camera, microphone and so on. The permission once granted is enough for an app to access it anytime later too. But now with ColorOS 8 and even Android 11, we may see an option for one-time permission use too. That is the app will ask for permission to access anything every time it needs it. This can prove to be a lifesaver as many people are worried about their digital personal data being stolen by many application developers.

5. Back Gesture Changes

The back gesture after the new navigation changes have been quite troublesome in most Android UIs. Similar is the case with ColorOS 7. But now with ColorOS 8, we expect to see sliders which will control the sensitivity of the back gesture. There will be two sliders, one each for both the sides of the device.

Note: Most of these features are based on the developer preview of Android 11. We do not know for sure how many of the features present in the developer preview will make it to the official build. But these are the features that have been appreciated a lot by many and we are optimistic we will see them in the Android 11 stable version with ColorOS 8.

Oppo Android 11

These Oppo phones are expected to get Android 11 update with ColorOS 8

  • Oppo Ace2
  • OPPO Find X2
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro
  • Oppo Find X Series
  • Oppo F11
  • Oppo F11 Pro
  • Oppo F15
  • Oppo Reno3 Pro (5G)
  • Oppo Reno3 (5G)
  • Oppo Reno3 Youth
  • Oppo Reno2
  • Oppo Reno2 F
  • Oppo Reno2 Z
  • Oppo Reno
  • Oppo Reno 5G
  • Oppo Reno Ace
  • Oppo Reno 10x zoom
  • Oppo Reno Z
  • Oppo Reno A
  • OPPO K3
  • OPPO K5
  • OPPO A11
  • Oppo A9 (2020)
  • Oppo A91
  • Oppo A9 (2019)
  • Oppo A9x
  • Oppo A5 (2020)
  • Oppo R17
  • Oppo RX17 Neo
  • Oppo RX17 Pro
  • Oppo R15
  • Oppo R15 Pro

About Sagar Choudhury

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He is a journalist at DealNTech. He writes on general Android related tech news. He contributes in other categories too. He was working for many other publications. Now a proud member of DealNTech team. He is also a good programmer and web designer. Email: sagar@dealntech.com

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