Oppo teases a preview of updated ColorOS Beta for Find 7 and Find 7a

Oppo teases a preview of updated ColorOS Beta for Find 7 and Find 7a
It has not been that long, but at the rate technology and software advances, the flagship devices by Oppo, the Find 7 and Find 7a, are already feeling a bit long in the tooth, despite competent hardware all around, and a smooth user experience that is ColorOS, Oppo’s flavor of Android.

As Oppo gains more and more mindshare with its nicely built, attractive, and capable devices, the pressure mounts to keep the software fresh, and that has proven to be a little bit of challenge so far with the Find 7 devices.

Oppo likes to cater to the tinkerers and developers out there, and its active forums have all manner of discussions about how to do things with Oppo’s products. In catering to this crowd however, Oppo also does not push a lot of over-the-air updates for ColorOS, favoring instead to release stable builds or Betas to be manually loaded and installed on devices. Fortunately, the process is literally as simple as downloading a file, connecting the phone to your computer, and then initiating the update on the device itself.

With the last big update to ColorOS 2.0.0i for the Find 7/7a this past October, the devices finally had firmware based on Android 4.4 KitKat, as well as a long list of changes to the user experience. With this update teaser to ColorOS 2.0.4i, based on Android 4.4.2, the Find 7 and Find 7a get a bunch of new wallpapers and the ability to presort apps. The task manager has been enhanced a bit too.

There is also a feature called Free-halt 2.0, which offers easier one-handed operation. Easy Crop is a freehand ability to crop screen shots, not unlike how Samsung’s TouchWiz does it on the Galaxy Note 4 with the S-Pen. The camera interface got a healthy overhaul with expandable menu widgets, more modes, and now 3rd party developers can build new functions into the platform.

The Beta should be available to install “soon,” though with the teaser video highlighting the enhancements, hopefully that will translate as “sooner rather than later.” However, if you are a dedicated fan of Oppo’s hardware, you know the software side requires a bit of patience.



source: Oppo

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12 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

ColorOS is the worst Android skin in my experience. -No any major ui changes in the ColorOS 2. -Slow updates(At launch, the Find 7/7a is the only Android flagship with Jellybean) or even no update(Especially the low and mid range devices). -Heavy and lots of lag(Except the high end devices).

3. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

"Heavy and lots of lag" Because its android!

5. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

yeah...f*ck off now

6. KPZNJ

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 28, 2014

now i'm using coloros on oppo it not lag and shut your mouth because you never use coloros oppo

7. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The task manager redesign is just like ios? Copycat?!

8. KPZNJ

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 28, 2014

IOS copy windows phone like multitasking calendar calculator etc.

9. gregoryyy3 unregistered

No they didn't troll

2. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

If I got an oppo device , surely I will get the HTC Rom , or pure android rom

4. Bondurant

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Only liked that slide up camera toggles.

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

So, is this the Omni ripoff that is full of bugs?

11. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

The Oppo forums are rife with debate over that.

12. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

I don't like when a skin named it self an OS. Why Color OS? Why not Color skin. It's too confusing.

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