One of the first big Android rollouts of the year.
When Google officially launched Android 11 last week, it also announced Oppo (along with OnePlus and Xiaomi) as one of the first third-party manufacturers to offer the latest update on their devices. True to that statement, Oppo has now revealed ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 that will start rolling out to 28 devices.
Oppo initially had a heavily customized skin for ColorOS but with version 11, it is now trying to mimic the stock experience offered by the Pixel and Android One devices. Still, Oppo has kept most of its customizations present, including the new enhancements that come with Android 11.
Not only that, but Oppo has revealed a roll-out timeline as to when each of its devices will get ColorOS 11. From the image below, the flagship Find X2 series will get the updates first, quickly followed by the Reno4 series. It will continually roll out the updates to the rest of the supported devices until early 2021.
This marks one of the biggest rollouts of Android in history – as you know, major updates for Android only arrive day and date on Pixel devices and usually takes months (sometimes years) for third party smartphones. Hopefully, Oppo will start a new trend where manufacturers can be more proactive in bringing the latest updates to Android devices.