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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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posted on 28 Dec 2014, 02:38 6

1. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 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).

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 03:51 5

3. amasog (Posts: 443; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)

"Heavy and lots of lag"

Because its android!

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 05:09 7

5. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)

yeah...f*ck off now

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 07:35 1

6. KPZNJ (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2014)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 08:33

7. trung_ero (Posts: 38; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 09:24 1

8. KPZNJ (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2014)

IOS copy windows phone like multitasking calendar calculator etc.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 09:32

9. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)

No they didn't troll

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 03:47

2. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 04:26

4. Bondurant (Posts: 575; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

Only liked that slide up camera toggles.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 11:45

10. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 17:07

11. Maxwell.R (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

The Oppo forums are rife with debate over that.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 23:40 1

12. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 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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