Oppo unveils ColorOS 2.1.0i, based on Android 5.0



Oppo offered up a preview of what is ahead with its ColorOS for the famed Find 7 and Find 7a smartphones. Version 2.1.0i is in its final internal testing, generally meaning that it will be available for download within days, though its initial release will be as a Beta.

One of the ongoing frustrations with the loyal Oppo fan base has been the perceived slow adoption of bringing an Android 5.0-based edition of its user interface to the forefront. Even then, many updates have been Betas, and some official releases do not get pushed via over-the-air at all.

Thankfully, manually updating an Oppo smartphone is about as easy as a click-and-drag, and given the vocal community along with a consistent string of updates (even Betas), Oppo earns props for engaging with its customers the way it does.

So, what is new with ColorOS 2.1.0i? Well first is a flatter, brighter UI, bringing it somewhat in line with the Material Design motif that is Android 5.0, but it still has that decidedly ColorOS-styled semi-skeuomorphic texture from previous releases. The music player is updated significantly, with more of a “CD look” versus the “vinyl on a turn-table” accent.

Home screen folders have been cleaned up, and the preview is promoting a much smoother action when executing commands. Changes to the home-screen background are done with a real-time preview. Apps are set to start faster, the power-up cycle is faster, and images render quicker.

Other elements to recent UI updates remain, such as the single-layer launcher set-up. Since ColorOS 2.1 is based on Android 5.0, Oppo thought it cute to ensure we could still access the “Easter egg” Android Lollipop game (kind of like Flappy Birds), and then shows off an impressive score of…2 (seriously, it seems like most folks cannot get past 1).

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15 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Color-rific!

2. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Oh, the overpriced phone company has a fan base. If you want to buy an overpriced phone, buy an iphone instead.

3. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Becausd Apple.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The price is just right. Its not overpriced.

5. BobLawblaw unregistered

Don't feed the troll..

6. zyxxyz

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Stock looks better I'd say. Just sayin' Motorola is love, Motorola is life.

7. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

As a Find 7a user, I am pretty excited how this will be played.

8. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

lol, if i want something that runs io...oh sorry, MIUI, i'd get a Mi4 Oppo, Cheaper too.

9. ppoojavermaa

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Oppo is a newly launched phone company. How can we believe on this company?

10. gaming64 unregistered

Xiaomi started 5 years ago and is now the third largest smartphone manufacturer. When the iPhone debuted, it sold well. Just like what Michael Jordan said,"Just try."

12. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Actually, it was founded in 2004. It entered the mobile market in 2008 but that was for China only. The Find 5 what made the company popular around 2013.

11. gaming64 unregistered

Nice OS. I like Oppo for offering deent but good battery life. I wanna see how this one goes.

13. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

What an ugly OS. LG UX looks better than this, and I already hate that one.

14. ebinpissac

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

looks like we are time travelling to GB time

15. ZeroCide

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Further fragmentation

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