New update added on June 9, 2020: For those who have successfully enrolled themselves with the Oppo F9 ColorOS 7 (Android 10) early adopters program, they are now receiving the ColorOS 7.1 Android 10 based update on their devices. As already mentioned, the update is rolling out only for the early access users and it brings along system stability, Bluetooth connection issues, fixed compatibility with third-party apps, fixed camera glitches, and launched issue. The update arrives with version number CPH1823EX_11_F.09 and weighs in around 283 MB in size. Here is the complete changelog of the update:
- Improved system stability.
- Improved memory the utilization rate.
- Fixed an issue where the admin could not edit family members in Family Sharing of Heytap Cloud.
- Fixed some Bluetooth connection issues.
- Fixed compatibility issues with third-party apps.
- Fixed camera function glitches and improved photo quality.
- Fixed a display issue with the Home screen when in editing mode.
New update added on June 1, 2020: The fourth batch of the Android 10 (ColorOS 7) beta recruitment is now live for the users of the Oppo F9. This trial version plan of the Android 10 update is set for 50,000 users of the Oppo F9. Notably, the beta program fourth batch is live in regions like Egypt, Philippines, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Algeria. Users are required to be running any of the C.20/C.19/C.18 official ROM version in order to be eligible to receive the update on their phones. The trial version will be coming with the version number F.07.
As per the official post, if you are interested in trying out the Android 10 (ColorOS 7) beta update on your Oppo F9, then Go to “Settings – Software Updates”, tap the settings icon in the upper right corner, tap “Trial Version”, fill in the information, select the must-know checkbox, and tap “Apply Now”. Here is the complete changelog of the update that depicts the features that you will be receiving after enrolling yourself with the fourth batch of the update:
• Brand new borderless design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.
• Added OPPO Sans as the default font. The new font delivers a refreshing feel and fits well with OPPO’s pursuit of blending beauty and technology.
• Optimised user interfaces and improved one-handed operation.
• Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen mode.
• Added two settings: Assistive Ball Opacity and Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App.
• Optimised the Floating Window feature for more apps.
• Added a bubble: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse and open the app.
• Optimised 3-Finger Screenshot: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers to adjust the screenshot size. Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.
• Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.
• Optimised screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.
[Navigation Gestures 3.0]
• New gesture: Swipe inward from both sides of the screen and then hold to switch to the previous app.
• Optimised gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.
• Added Dark Mode: Protects your eyes while reducing power consumption.
• Added Focus Mode: Shields you from outside distractions when you are learning or working.
• Added all new charging animation.
• Optimised the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.
• Swipe left or right to ignore banner notifications.
• Added a pause function for screen recording.
• Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.
• New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.
• Optimised system pre-loaded ringtones.
• Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
• Colour Accessibility Mode added to improve the user experience for visually impaired users.
• New management function for recent tasks: You can view memory information about recent tasks and lock apps.
• Optimised visual interaction for Game Space.
• Optimised the startup animation for Game Space.
• More live wallpapers.
• Added Art+ static wallpapers.
• Customise whether to open Global Search or the notification drawer when swiping down on the Home screen.
• Customise the size, shape, and style of app icons on the Home screen.
• Swipe up on the Lock screen to switch unlock methods.
• Optimised the graphic design of password unlocks to facilitate one-handed operations.
• Supported live wallpapers on the Lock screen.
• More screen-off clock styles.
• Added a simple Home screen mode, featuring larger fonts and icons and a clearer layout.
• Connect your phone to Wi-Fi networks using a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.
• In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating
• Added the trim feature in Recordings.
• Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.
• Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.
• Optimised the Camera UI for a better user experience.
• Optimised the Timer UI and sound.
• Optimised the Album UI for a clear hierarchy and quick lookup of photos.
• Added Album Recommendations that recognizes more than 80 different scenes.
• OPPO Share now supports sharing files with Vivo and Xiaomi devices.
• Optimised the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.
• Search Settings now supports a fuzzy match and contains a search history.
• Soloop Video Editor: Create your video with one tap.
• Added DocVault, an app for easy management and use of your digital ID cards (available only on phones sold in India).
New Update Story on April 25, 2020: The wait is finally over for the Oppo F9 series users. After waiting for a couple of weeks after the announcement of the ColorOS 7 beta release in April, it seems that the wait worth every penny. As we’ve already mentioned earlier that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and months of lockdown process almost on worldwide basis, most of the smartphone OEMs having trouble releasing the major Android OS update for its eligible devices.
Now, the ColorOS has made an announcement on their official forum that the first batch of ColorOS 7 based on Android 10 Trial Version for Oppo F9/F9 Pro will release on April 30, 2020, finally. Whereas the second batch of the beta will release in the mid-May 2020. Now, there is less than a week to receive the beta registration program officially.
All the interested Oppo F9 series users can wait for the 30th April and submit their interest in the program to get an early taste of ColorOS 7 with Android 10 goodies.
New Update Story on April 11, 2020: Today Oppo released a new statement regarding their April release of ColorOS 7. With this new update plan, Oppo ignores and delays the update of Android 10 ColorOS 7 for Oppo F9 and F9 Pro due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Due to public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, our R&D is affected by the current quarantine policy, resulting in the delayed delivery of system updates. The release of ColorOS 7 trial version for F9 and F9 pro may be postponed. (Source)
Oppo F9 was released back in August 2018 that has MediaTek processor, Android 8.1 Oreo, dual rear cameras, eMMC 5.1 storage type, waterdrop notch display, a decent battery with fast charging, and more. At the current timing, the Android 10 update is rolling out to a bunch of devices from each and every smartphone OEM. However, some of the Oppo devices aren’t lucky enough to receive beta updates yet. Here we’ve shared the Oppo F9 Android 10 with ColorOS 7 Update Tracker with full details.
The company has recently announced its ColorOS 7 (Android 10) trial update plan or you can say timeline officially. You can check out the full tweet here. It indicates that the company will start releasing the beta recruitment process for plenty of Oppo devices from March to June 2020 in batches. Meanwhile, the company has also mentioned that a couple of Reno series devices, F11 series, Find X series, R17 series, A9, and Reno Z models are already going through the trial version.
ColorOS 7 Features (Android 10)
Oppo has launched its new custom skin version called ColorOS 7 officially a couple of months ago. If you’re one of the Oppo Reno 2 users then you should wait for the official stable update based on Android 10. It features plenty of customized features or options specific for the Oppo devices along with most of the native Android 10 features. Let’s take a quick look below.
- Redesigned UI
- New icons pack with a custom shape, size
- Breeno Smart Voice Assistant
- Improved RAM management
- New sound effects
- Portrait Mode 2.0
- Soloop video editor
- Improved visual design and UI elements
- ART+ Wallpapers
- System-wide Dark Mode
- Improved notification center
What’s on Android 10?
Google has announced the 10th iteration of Android OS in September 2019. It comes with several features and system improvements. To be very specific, the Android 10 version mainly offers better user experience and privacy/security features.
It features System-wide Dark Mode, Gestures Navigation, Wi-Fi & QR Code scanning, improved app sharing menu, improved app permissions, enhanced location privacy control, easy security updates, Focus mode, live caption, family link, multi-camera API, built-in call screening, sound amplifier, better notification control, and more. It also offers 5G support, foldable support, improved lock screen, smart reply, etc.
Oppo F9 Android 10 with ColorOS 7 Update Status
Just like the Oppo K3 model, the company is expected to start pushing ColorOS 7 based on the Android 10 beta update to the Oppo F9 model as well. To be very specific, the Oppo F9 will receive the Android 10 trial version from April 2020 in batches.
#ColorOS fans, rejoice! ?
Now that March is here, we understand that many fans have been waiting for more #ColorOS7 + #Android10 trial version batches.
Check our Q2 plan and stay tuned for more announcements!
How to apply?save it for future use：https://t.co/nDQhBfcnXC pic.twitter.com/JJ244dScW6
— ColorOS (@colorosglobal) March 6, 2020
It’s also worth mentioning that the update process will start from releasing early adopters recruitment applications and then the limited number of selected users will be able to receive the beta update within a couple of days or so. As there is no official date or week mentioned yet for the Oppo F9, the interested users may have to wait further.
Oppo F9 Specifications
The device has a 6.3-inches LTPS IPS LCD display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie right now and powered by MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB ROM with a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
The handset packs a dual rear camera setup of a 16MP (f/1.8) + a 2MP (depth, f/2.4) lens with PDAF, HDR, Panorama, an LED flash, etc. While the front features a 25MP (wide, f/2.0) selfie camera with AI modes. It sports a 3,500mAh battery with 20W fast charging support.
The device has a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, FM Radio, MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG, etc. In terms of the sensors, the device packs a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass sensor.