Earlier this month, an official survey by realme revealed the brand’s plans for laptops. Now, the company is back again with another survey, which suggests that it could switch back to ColorOS for its smartphones.
For those who don’t know, realme started as a sub-brand of OPPO. Hence, the company’s initial smartphones ran ColorOS based on Android. Due to the brand’s huge success, it was soon spun off into an independent brand under Oujia Holdings (OPLUS), which includes OPPO and OnePlus.
Since then, realme phones have been running realme UI, a fork of ColorOS. The first version of this Android skin was released in 2019. Then, in September 2020, the company unveiled Android 12-based realme UI 2.0.
Unfortunately, despite being months, the brand is yet to roll out the latest update to most of its devices. Amidst this, ahead of ColorOS 12 (Android 12) announcement, the company has sent out a survey asking people about their OS preference.
Out of the six questions, four of them are about ColorOS. In fact, the company even asks what should they call the software if they adopt ColorOS once again. One of the two answers is obvious – ‘ColorOS for realme’, just like ‘ColorOS for OnePlus’ in China.
Last year, OPPO completely revamped its Android skin ColorOS. Currently, it’s one of the best Android skins in the market. Hence, it makes sense for the sister brands to adopt the same software as all three are now expanding into more markets than ever before.
This move helps to maintain software builds for a plethora of devices these three brands releases in a year. Xiaomi has been doing the same for a long time. Redmi and POCO, despite being an independent brand under the Xiaomi Corporation, their phones run the same MIUI as the Mi-branded handsets.
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