OPPO announces ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 operating system; update roadmap revealed

It’s been a few days since Google officially announced the latest Android 12 smartphone operating system, although the company is yet to start rolling out the update for devices, including its own Pixel series of premium phones. However, with Android 12 out in the open, smartphone manufacturers are now announcing an updated version of their own custom Android skins, based on the latest version of the operating system.

OPPO ColorOS 12 Featured

In line with that, Chinese manufacturer OPPO has today announced the latest ColorOS 12 which is based on the Android 12 OS. As for its availability, the company has promised to roll out the update for 52 of its devices by the end of next year.

OPPO has also shared a roadmap of when to expect ColorOS 12 for the OPPPO handsets. The flagship OPPO Find X3 series is the first to get it and the rollout for those devices begins from today itself. The complete roadmap of the update rolled is detailed in the below image.

OPPO ColorOS 12 Update Roadmap

Those who aren’t too excited to try this new update and don’t want to wait for the stable version can try their hands on the beta version. But do note that the beta version may have some bugs and issues and may not be suitable for a daily driver.

The Chinese version of the OnePlus smartphone is also eligible for the ColorOS 12 and there’s no official roadmap for the global OnePlus devices. So, this indicates that current OnePlus devices will keep OxygenOS for the time being. But eventually, we expect the OnePlus phones to get ColorOS software given that both the companies have merged their source code after OnePlus became a subsidiary of OPPO earlier this year.