Chinese smartphone maker Realme launched its first 5G smartphone called the Realme X50 at an event in China yesterday. One of the major highlights of the device is that it comes preinstalled with the latest Realme UI. The custom UI based on ColorOS 7 and Android 10 was showcased as a part of the company’s roadmap for India back in November 2019. The company initially started beta testing the OS on the Realme XT and the Realme X2 Pro in India. Now, the company has announced the beta testing of Realme UI for Realme X2 users.
Realme made things official by posting in the Realme Community, asking testers with prior experience to step up and report bugs. The program is currently available only to Realme X2 users, who are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before proceeding. The documents required for processing requests include the Aadhar card or any other government-approved identification. These needs to be submitted between January 20th and January 27th. To apply for the role, one needs to be an Indian citizen over the age of 18.
Realme will contact the shortlisted testers via email on February 1st. The testing is likely to commence from the first week of February. Although the X2 is sold in numerous nations, the testing is currently limited only to Indian users.
Realme UI India’s Roadmap
Realme plans to offer the custom UI on the Realme 3 Pro and Realme XT in this month followed by Realme X, and Realme 5 Pro in February. The Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro are scheduled to receive the update in March, followed by the Realme 3 and Realme 3i in April. The Realme 5 and Realme 5s are slated to receive the update in May followed by Realme 2 Pro in June. The last device on the list is the Realme C2 , which is slated to get the update in July.
In related news, Realme recently announced plans to introduce an update for smartphones running ColorOS 6 or higher. The update introduces content recommendations in two primary locations, the Security Check page, and the Page Manager app. However, users can choose to turn off the adverts with a single click.