Realme will not update the older Realme 1, Realme U1, Realme C1 and Realme 2 smartphones with the upcoming Android 10-based ColorOS 7 software. Replying to a user query on Twitter, the Realme India Support noted saying, “We would like to inform you that ColorOS 7 based on Android 10 update will not be rolled out for realme 1/ realme U1/ realme C1/ realme 2.” Also Read - Realme X2 gets new Avocado color option in China: Price, Specifications
To note, Realme uses the same ColorOS skin as the Oppo devices for its Realme smartphones. The Chinese smartphone maker Oppo unveiled its much-anticipated in-house Android 10-based operating system, ColorOS 7, last month. After that, Realme has also announced the update roadmap for its own customized UI based on ColorOS 7 based on Android 10. The company will start shipping the update for its product portfolio starting from January 2020. Also Read - Realme X2 Pro with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant may launch soon; details
That said, the Realme XT users who have already participated in the ColorOS 6.7 program will receive ColorOS 7 updates by November end. On the other hand, the Realme X2 Pro will also get special ColorOS 7 Beta from December 18 2019, for which, Realme will share the final list of the Beta testers on December 9. Also Read - Realme X2 Pro Review: Well-rounded flagship with crazy fast charging
According to previous reports, we know that Realme India is likely working on a different software experience for users. This includes a near-stock experience for users. We are unclear if the company will make these tweaks to ColorOS 7 or launch a separate OS.
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While Realme operates independently from the parent company Oppo, it still shares resources with them. It has its own marketing departments and R&D as well. Recently, Chung Hsiang-wei, CCO at Realme Taiwan said that the company is looking to “build up its own ecosystem and production lines.” However, the spin-off would rely on the company’s growing business.