Google just released Android 12 to AOSP today, but not to its own Pixel smartphones. Where those will be delayed by a “few weeks,” Oppo has just announced that it will release ColorOS based on Android 12 to select regions starting today, though only in beta.
Oppo Stories October 4
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OnePlus has confirmed that not only is any potential 9T off the table for 2021, but that the firm’s 2022 flagship will run a merged ColorOS and OxygenOS.
Oppo Stories September 16
Report: Oppo staff cut by 20%, including ColorOS teams, following merger with OnePlus
The close merger of Oppo and OnePlus earlier this year is supposed to help speed up software updates by building OxygenOS on top of ColorOS. While we hope that’s still the case, a recent staff cut at Oppo might not help matters.
Oppo Stories August 4
The war on bezels has led to some creative solutions for selfie cameras, but the goal has clearly been finding a way to hide the camera underneath the display. That tech exists and is slowly coming to market, and this week, Oppo is showing off a new version of its under-display camera that doesn’t compromise too much on photo quality.
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After years of OnePlus and Oppo clearly sharing the same resources but, the former, confidently coming across as their own entity. Last year, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took on a bigger role that involved overseeing portions of both OnePlus and Oppo, and now he’s merging more teams internally on the promise of better efficiency and faster software updates.
Oppo Stories May 28
Oppo Watch sequel could be the second Wear OS watch using the Snapdragon 4100 chip
A surprise highlight of Wear OS in recent years has been the skinned Oppo Watch, one of the few devices to adopt modified software and a square design. Now, that device’s sequel is in the works, and “Oppo Watch 2” may pick up the underused Snapdragon 4100.
Oppo Stories May 10
Oppo apparently ‘considering’ four years of Android updates as Vivo commits to three
Long-term Android updates have become a competition for most Android manufacturers nowadays with Samsung of all things leading the charge. To keep up, Vivo and Oppo are both expanding their Android update policies.
Oppo Stories March 22
OnePlus phones globally have long shipped with the company’s OxygenOS, which delivers a stock-like look with lots of customization options and questionable background app practices. In China, though, OnePlus phones have always shipped with a much heavier skin known as HydrogenOS. That may soon change, though, as OnePlus is reportedly switching to use ColorOS from Oppo on its Chinese models.
Oppo Stories March 16
If you are to go out and get a smartphone in early 2021, the Oppo Find X3 pro should be a candidate. That’s provided you can stomach the entry price and it’s available in your region.
Oppo Stories March 14
Google has updated a support document today, adding references to unreleased devices from seven different Android makers, including the LG Stylo 7 and Samsung A82.
Oppo Stories March 11
Oppo isn’t a big deal in the US, but the company’s latest flagship leaves me a little envious of that. After using the Oppo Find X3 Pro for a few days, I’ve been impressed by a well-designed, powerful, and easy-to-use flagship Android phone that has a truly killer camera.
Oppo Stories March 5
Oppo just became the most popular smartphone brand in China, beating Vivo and Huawei
China is one of the world’s biggest smartphone markets, and it’s also a highly competitive one. This year, for the first time, Oppo has managed to rise to the top of the smartphone market in China.
Oppo Stories March 2
A new leak has more or less uncovered the Oppo Find X3 Pro in full with press renders and a full specs list in tow.
Oppo Stories February 3
The first press renders of the upcoming Oppo Find X3 Pro have now leaked online, giving us a high-resolution look at the upcoming flagship.
Oppo Stories January 21
According to a brand-new report, OnePlus and Oppo have merged their respective hardware R&D departments, with Oppo taking charge of the entire recruitment process.
Oppo Stories December 8, 2020
The Oppo Find X2 Pro has been one of the standout devices in 2020, with a stacked spec sheet that tackled just about any flagship out there. Now thanks to a detailed leak, we have a good idea of what to expect from the upcoming Oppo Find X3 Pro — at least where specs are concerned.
Oppo Stories November 17, 2020
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New Oppo Watch variant could be the first Wear OS smartwatch w/ ECG on board
The Oppo Watch debuted globally in July with Google’s Wear OS powering the show. However, it arrived without a key feature from its Chinese counterpart — ECG support. Now, a new Oppo Watch with ECH is apparently on the way, and it’s possibly the first Wear OS watch to support the feature.
Oppo Stories September 14, 2020
Oppo debuts ColorOS 11 based on Android 11, heading to 28 devices starting today
Google just launched Android 11 on its own Pixel devices last week, and hours later a few OEMs had already kicked off beta and preview programs. Now, Oppo is revealing its new ColorOS 11 skin in full, and it might be one of the first big rollouts we see this year.
Oppo Stories September 8, 2020
Oppo will debut ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 next week, beta released today
Android 11 made its official debut on Pixel smartphones earlier today, and following a couple of other partners, Oppo is also preparing its Android 11 beta releases. Tonight, the company is testing an official reveal for ColorOS 11 on September 14th.
Oppo Stories September 1, 2020
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau will oversee ‘brand synergy’ between OnePlus, Oppo, and Realme
According to a new report from Android Authority, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau is undertaking a new role as an SVP of “OPLUS,” a new investor group over OnePlus, OPPO, and Realme.
Oppo Stories July 31, 2020
With the Wear OS segment lacking any real innovation thanks to an almost monopoly of Fossil-branded hardware, it’s great to see new players enter the space. Oppo’s first Wear OS device, the Oppo Watch is now officially going global today with a familiar design but an interesting take on the Google wearable OS.
Oppo Stories July 23, 2020
Oppo’s next smartwatch will adopt Google’s Wear OS, launching July 31st
Oppo released its first smartwatch just earlier this year, but it’s already getting a new version. Debuting next week, an updated Oppo Watch is set to run on Google’s Wear OS platform.
Oppo Stories July 15, 2020
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Oppo plans on unveiling insane 125W fast charging on July 15
What do you consider fast for fast charging? 25W? 30W? 65W? Oppo has decided that its own super-fast SuperVOOC charging tech is not fast enough and has teased insane 125W smartphone charging speeds.
Oppo Stories May 21, 2020
[Update: OnePlus, more join] Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo join forces to make Android file transfers easier
With Android Beam set to be deprecated with the release of Android Q, we are still unsure of what the future holds for cross-platform file sharing. We’ve seen glimpses of the new Fast Share but it isn’t known if that will be available to all Android phones. While we are still unclear, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have decided to join forces to work on a multi-platform Android file transfer platform.
Oppo Stories April 16, 2020
Netflix certifies more Android smartphones from Oppo, Sony, and Xiaomi
Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services in the world, but it can be a little picky with what hardware it can run on. This week, Netflix has added HD and HDR10 support to a handful of devices from Oppo, Sony, and Xiaomi.
Oppo Stories April 14, 2020
Oppo Ace 2 is the company’s first phone w/ wireless charging, hits 40W
Oppo isn’t a big name in the US, but overseas it’s a respectable Android OEM that’s put out some excellent phones. Now, in 2020, the company is finally offering a smartphone with support for Qi wireless charging with the Oppo Ace 2.
Oppo Stories April 9, 2020
The Oppo Find X2 Pro has side-stepped the innovation of its pop-up predecessor for a more head-on “regular flagship” approach.
Oppo Stories March 19, 2020
Oppo’s Realme set to launch spin-off Narzo sub-brand in India
In a weird Inception-like move, Oppo’s sub-brand Realme is set to create a sub-brand of its own. Realme’s Narzo line will take on the growing Pocophone and Redmi lines head-on.
Oppo Stories March 18, 2020
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The Chinese brand Oppo might not be a household name in the West, but devices like the Find X2 Pro could potentially help change that thanks to a mix of impressive specifications and super-smooth performance.
[Update: European launch] The Oppo Watch goes official in China, running ‘Android-based’ ColorOS
Oppo has officially unveiled its first-ever smartwatch in China — the Oppo Watch — with a global release expected later next month.
Oppo Stories March 6, 2020
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How to livestream the Oppo Find X2 and Oppo Smartwatch launch [Video]
Oppo is set to unveil the follow-up to its legendary pop-up Find X at a launch event in London, but you can livestream the entire thing from the comfort of your home.
Oppo Stories March 3, 2020
[Update: More images] Oppo smartwatch leaks in live photos w/ first glimpse at the Android-based UI
While it still remains unclear, leaked images of the upcoming Oppo smartwatch have showcased part of the device interface for the first time leaving us guessing as to what software it might run.
Oppo Stories February 27, 2020
[Update: Not ‘true’ 3K] Oppo confirms that the flagship Find X2 will launch on March 6 w/ 120Hz ‘3K’ display
The MWC 2020 cancellation fallout has played havoc with some smartphone launches including that of the Oppo Find X2 — which will now launch on Friday, March 6.
Oppo Stories February 7, 2020
Oppo Stories December 27, 2019
Oppo Reno3 and Reno3 Pro go official w/ 5G connectivity, mid-range specs
After we saw Oppo showcase some impressive under-display camera tech at their Inno Day 2019, the company quietly unveiled the mid-range Reno3 and Reno3 Pro in the brands native China.
According to the latest report from Counterpoint Research, while iPhone XR still remains the top-selling smartphone for Q3 2019, Samsung and Oppo dominate the top 10 globally selling Android smartphones.
Oppo Stories December 12, 2019
Oppo Find X2 could be first to launch with Snapdragon 865 chip in early 2020
Off the back of the Oppo Inno Day 2019, more information has been drip-fed from the firm to the global media in attendance. Notably, the potential early 2020 release of the Oppo Find X2 — the follow-up to one of the very first sliding smartphones.
Oppo Stories December 11, 2019
Oppo showcases impressive notch-killing under-display camera tech
Having shown off a notch-free front-facing camera earlier this year, Oppo has gone one step further, by giving us a glimpse of truly under-display camera prototype on an essentially bezel-less device.