OPPO is one of the first smartphone brands to partner with Google’s Android Q Beta program
May 20, 2019
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At Google I/O 2019, Google’s annual developer conference, Google announced that Oppo would be joining its Android Q Beta program as one of the OEMs to introduce testing of the next version of Android.

The forthcoming version of Android, Android Q, became available as Beta earlier this year. As an early adopter of the operating system, Oppo featured its newest smartphone ‘Reno’ in an Android Q Beta demo at I/O, offering software developers in attendance the opportunity to experience and test the device. During the conference, Google also announced that Android Q Beta would be available on Oppo Reno smartphones starting from May 8th.

Andy Shi, President of Oppo MEA, said: “Oppo places great emphasis on perfecting users’ experiences through the integration of hardware and software. We are glad to have Google as an integral and long-standing member of our ecosystem of partners as we deliver extraordinary experiences through innovative Oppo technology.”

As one of the world’s first smartphone manufacturers to bring 5G to market, OPPO also showcased its leadership in 5G technologies at the Android Sandbox area at Google I/O. At the Sandbox, attendees were able to demo the new Reno 5G phone and view a video feature on OPPO’s vision for the 5G era. “We call the 5G era ‘an era of intelligent connectivity’. Based on the advantages of 5G connectivity, Oppo has pushed forward into cloud storage, cloud gaming, cloud image & video processing and other services. We will provide smarter and more convenient services to our users,” said Henry Tang, Director of Standards Research Center, Oppo Research Institute.

Having officially hit the market in Switzerland earlier this month, Oppo’s Reno 5G was the first commercial 5G smartphone to go on sale in Europe. Oppo will roll out Reno 5G to additional markets worldwide over the coming months.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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