Oppo releases ColorOS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat for Find 7 and 7a

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 20 Oct 2014

image Oppo Find 7

Oppo has finally started rolling out the final version of Color OS 2.0 for the Find 7 and Find 7a. The latest version of ColorOS is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and includes a number of new goodies and usability enhancements. 

The update brings system-wide animations, gaussian blur effect, a redefined task manager, UI changes to make certain aspect of the OS minimalistic and more.


The full change log of the update is below:

Refined UI Design – The ColorOS 2.0 has inherited the UI design of ColorOS 1.0, by removing redundant elements from the 1.x icons the new design are more minimalistic and easier to recognize.

Global Gaussian Blur Effect – System wide Gaussian blur effect makes the whole system looks more beautiful and consistent in different interfaces, such as the notification center, folders, music now playing interface etc.

System Wide Animation – The ColorOS 2.0 is more energetic, with system wide transition animation the whole system comes alive, each operation seems so natural and fluid.

Live Weather 2.0 – Added a new weather effect “Haze”, given sound effects for some effects and you may found more surprises when using the live weather 2.0.

Global Gesture Panel 2.0 – The new gesture panel is now activated by slide up from the bottom of the screen. Each gesture you’ve used can be recorded and shown on top as a reminder.

Redesigned Task Manager – The new task manager design shows every task running in background as a card you can simply slide it up to close it or slide it down to lock it or tap the end all button to close them all (locked apps will not be closed).

Easy Crop for Screenshots – After you’ve taken a screenshot you can pull down the notification center to crop, share or delete it.

Single Layer Launcher – The changing from dual layer to single layer launcher is not simple a win/lose situation, both design has it’s own advantage and disadvantage. ColorOS decided to go with single layer design is just another step towards the purse of simplicity and perfection.

Super Power Saving – By reducing animation, underclocking the CPU or shutdown all applications except for calls and messages your phone can be under deep power saving mode so as increase the battery life as much as possible.

Memory Cleaner – Added “Memory Cleaner” in security center, which enables you to control and release memory more easily.

Other Detailed Improvements

  • Redesigned the guide interface, now it’s able to auto select the language according to your SIM card

  • Changed the default lockscreen to “Slide upward to unlock”, added Call & Messages shortcut in the default lockscreen

  • Added the double tap to blurry the wallpaper in Settings ->Gesture & Motion -> Screen-on Gestures

  • Added the feature to show network speed in status bar, Settings -> Display -> Show network speed

  • Added resolution settings for ultra-HD photos, you can now choose between 50MP and 24MP

  • Added continuous play settings in video player, when you disabled it the player will not continue to play the next video in your phone

  • Added USB debug options in notification center, when your phone is connected with your computer

  • Added the ability to manually adjust the screen brightness when auto-brightness is enabled

  • Added file safe in the “Files” app, files added into file safe will not be shown publicly

  • Added the ability to sort contact list by Given name/Family name

  • Added a quick to top button in Files, Email and Message list interface

  • Optimized the cleanup feature in “Files”, added the function to delete large files and duplicated app installation package.

  • Redesigned the calendar interface, which is now more elegant

  • Removed the “Notes” app and replaced it with Google keep as the default note app

  • Optimized the “Backup & restore” app improve the back/restore speed and added the ability to backup homescreen layout, so that your apps & folders will all be backed up

  • Integrated all security related tools into “Security Center”, such as App Encryption, Data Saving etc.

  • Updated the pre-installed Kingsoft Office app

Now, time for the bad news. Oppo has made the update available as download on its website and wants you to manually update your Find 7 or 7a to the latest version of ColorOS. The company will not be rolling out this stable version as an OTA as it is not meant for mass production.

If you do end up going towards the manual route for updating, make sure to create a backup of your data as the update will wipe all your user data. Head over to Oppo forums for the download link and installation instructions of the update.