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Brands under the BBK Electronics umbrella such as Oppo have stepped up their software update games this year trying to pump Android 11 onto eligible devices faster than their usual timeframes with previous OS updates. .
Oppo has already rolled out the new Android version to a bunch of smartphones as a stable update and the same goes for Vivo. However, OnePlus seems to be struggling for some reason.
That said, Android 11 is no longer the new kid on the block. This title now belongs to Android 12, although it is still in its early stages.
Here we’ll be keeping up with any developments related to Android 12 or Oppo’s ColorOS 12, so you might want to bookmark this page for good measure.
Oppo Android 12 (ColorOS 12) planned release date
Oppo was one of the first OEMs to release the beta version of Android 11 on its flagships. Therefore, if the OEM takes the same route with Android 12, we can expect to see it release beta soon after Google opened up public testing for the Pixel line.
According to Google’s schedule for Android 12, the beta will go live around May. We expect to see Oppo also participate in the beta program and release its flagship update a few weeks after Google.
Oppo could release Android 12 beta for Find X3 and Find X3 Pro if past trends need to be taken into account.
Once Google rolls out the Android 12 stable update, which is expected in late August or early September, the Oppo Find X3 duo should also get the ColorOS 12 stable update in the coming weeks.
After that, we can expect Oppo to launch its own ColorOS 12 beta program with devices such as the successor to the Reno5 series, probably the Reno6 series, being among the first models to be updated.
List of eligible devices
Oppo has no software update plan set in stone. This makes it a bit difficult to determine which models will be eligible for the update to ColorOS 12 based on Android 12.
Still, as we’ve been keeping tabs on all of Oppo’s software updates for quite some time now, it’s clear that the OEM typically generates at least two major OS updates for most models.
This is true for its flagships up to some of the company’s more affordable options, such as the “K” series devices.
So with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of smartphones from Oppo that might be eligible for the update to Android 12 which is expected to bring the ColorOS 12 skin. Check it out below:
– Oppo Find X3 Pro
– Oppo Find X3
– Oppo Find X3 Neo
– Oppo Find X3 Lite
– Oppo Find X2
– Oppo Find X2 Neo
– Oppo Find X2 Lite
– Oppo Find X2 Pro
– Oppo F19 Pro + 5G
– Oppo F19 Pro
– Oppo F19
– Oppo Reno5 5G
– Oppo Reno5 4G
– Oppo Reno5 Pro + 5G
– Oppo Reno5 Pro
– Oppo Reno5 Lite
– Oppo Reno5 F
– Oppo Reno3 Pro
– Oppo Reno3
– Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
– Oppo Reno3 5G
– Oppo Reno3 Youth
– Oppo Reno4 5G
– Oppo Reno4 Lite
– Oppo Reno4 Pro
– Oppo Reno4 F
– Oppo Reno4 Z 5G
– Oppo A9 (2020)
– Oppo A92s
– Oppo A94
– Oppo A72
– Oppo A15
– Oppo A15s
– Oppo A53
– Oppo A93
– Oppo A72 5G
– Oppo F17 Pro
– Oppo F17
– Oppo A55 5G
– Oppo K7 5G
– Oppo K7x
– Oppo Reno R
To avoid any confusion, this list of eligible devices is by no means official. Oppo may reveal a list of eligible devices for Android 12 at some point in the future, however, there is no guarantee.
Therefore, it is possible that a device mentioned here will not receive Android 12 and it is also possible that a device that has not been listed here will receive the update.
Anyway, we will regularly update this tracker with all the latest developments related to ColorOS 12 or Android 12 for Oppo smartphones.
Update 1 (May 19, 2021)
IST: 11:46 p.m.: Google has announced the launch of the Android 12 developer preview program, and OPPO Find X3 Pro is one of the few devices that will participate in this program. Android 12 Developer Preview 1 is available for the Find X3 Pro and you can read more about it here. It is important to note that the Oppo Reno series is not supported.
Update 2 (June 26, 2021)
IST: 3:03 p.m.: A reliable leakster on Weibo today revealed that the ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 has reached internal testing stage. Details here.
Update 3 (July 3, 2021)
IST: 4:28 p.m.: According to a recent report from Weibo, the upcoming ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 will bring some major changes. Find out the full coverage by going here.
Update 4 (August 2, 2021)
IST: 3:07 p.m.: Several sources shared an alleged screenshot of an Android 12-based ColorOS 12 update for the Oppo Find X2 Pro. However, a look at his changelog translation reveals that the picture is wrong.
Update 5 (August 5, 2021)
IST: 3:07 p.m.: New reports now indicate that Oppo may be working to bring a feature similar to Huawei’s multi-screen collaboration feature to its upcoming Android 12-based ColorOS 12. More on that here.
Update 6 (August 27, 2021)
IST: 10:37 a.m.: New reports from a Weibo blogger indicate that Oppo may have inadvertently disclosed the release date of its Android 12-based COlorOS 12.
According to the blogger, he found the ColorOS 12 release date and time through OPPO’s smart assistant Breeno App, which says ColorOS 12 will be released on September 13 at 3 p.m.
While this has since been corrected by Oppo, it gives us an idea of how the Chinese OEM plans to handle its rollout of Android 12.
Update 7 (September 6, 2021)
IST: 6:37 p.m.: Oppo has now officially teased the ColorOS 12 update by uploading a teaser image to Weibo. The image shows the ColorOS Clock icon indicating 12 o’clock. The post says the company will share more information tomorrow.
Update 7 (September 7, 2021)
IST: 12:32 p.m.: Before the official deployment of ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 based on Android 12, users can now download and have a taste of ColorOS 12 wallpapers. You can download them here.
Update 8 (September 8, 2021)
IST: 12:15 p.m.: According to a recent report from the Chinese Oppo community, the OEM is expected to unveil the ColorOS 12 update based on Android 12 from mid-September to the end of September.
Update 9 (September 13, 2021)
IST: 10:53 a.m.: New reports now indicate that we could see Oppo officially unveil its Android 12-based ColorOS 12 on September 16. More information on this expected conference here.
Update 10 (September 14, 2021)
IST: 10:15 a.m.: A ColorOS 12 video teaser based on Android 12 indicates that Oppo may release an Avatar emoji feature dubbed Omoji. It should be similar to iOS’s Memoji feature.
Update 11 (September 15, 2021)
IST: 7:15 p.m.: According to the official ColorOS Weibo account, OPPO has opened registration for the ColorOS 12 Early Access program in China. Anyone with an OPPO Find X3 Pro can enroll in the program.
Update 12 (September 16, 2021)
IST: 5:10 p.m.: Oppo has finally unveiled its upcoming Android 12-based skin called ColorOS 12. The new skin brings a bunch of UI improvements and performance upgrades under the hood.
You can watch the promotional video here. That said, the company also revealed the public beta roadmap for its new skin. Check it out below:
REMARK: We will add the follow-up table to this article once Oppo starts seeding Android 12 / ColorOS 12 beta or stable update on any device.
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