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Oppo Reveals Android 10-Based ColorOS 7 which Supports Localised Features

The localisation of both ColorOS and ColorOS 7 is based on research on trends and patterns in consumer usage habits

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The new customised Oppo OS with Android 10 has adopted a lightweight visual approach that simplifies it helping users focus more on the content (Representational Image). Wikimedia Commons

Chinese handset maker Oppo Launched customised operating system (OS) ColorOS 7, which is based on Android 10 and brings in localised features like DocVault — the government-approved DigiLocker integration, was unveiled here on Tuesday.

Oppo’s new ColorOS 7 is faster and increases application response time by 30 per cent with multiple apps running in the background, according to the company.

“We strive to make ColorOS broader yet more localised, creating a truly global system that users in different markets can experience and enjoy. This means we will continue to expand our localisation efforts to ensure that ColorOS is highly adapted to local user needs,” Manoj Kumar, Senior Principal Engineer, Oppo ColorOS, said in a statement.

The new customised OS has adopted a lightweight visual approach that simplifies it helping users focus more on the content.

Besides full icon customisation, there’s a dark mode that provides superior reading experience in all-day conditions, thus, helping users concentrate more and reducing battery consumption.

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Chinese handset maker Oppo Launched customised operating system (OS) ColorOS 7, which is based on Android 10 and brings in localised features like DocVault — the government-approved DigiLocker integration. Wikimedia Commons

“We have focussed on delivering not only a smooth experience, but also on providing solutions specific to Indian users such as DocVault in association with the government of India,” said Tasleem Arif, Vice-President and Head of R&D, Oppo.

The handset maker’s R&D centre in Hyderabad has more than 280 team members who focus on localising features and also assist the global team to create globalised features.

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The localisation of both ColorOS and ColorOS 7 is based on research on trends and patterns in consumer usage habits. (IANS)

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Microsoft Among Other Firms in US Allowed to Sell Software to Huawei

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed this to Fortune

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Huawei was added to the Entity List after the Department of Justice concluded that the company is engaged in activities that are contrary to US national security or foreign policy interests. Wikimedia Commons

As US President Donald Trump decided to “looked at” exempting Apple from China tariff, the US Department of Justice exempted US companies, including Microsoft, from exporting and transfer of items to Huawei and its non-US affiliates for 90 days.

The US Department of Commerce in May put Huawei on its Entity List over the so-called “national security concerns.”

In a fresh statement, the US Department of Commerce has said that “The Temporary General License extension will allow carriers to continue to service customers in some of the most remote areas of the United States who would otherwise be left in the dark.

“The Department will continue to rigorously monitor sensitive technology exports to ensure that our innovations are not harnessed by those who would threaten our national security,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed this to Fortune.

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As US President Donald Trump decided to “looked at” exempting Apple from China tariff, the US Department of Justice exempted US companies, including Microsoft, from exporting and transfer of items to Huawei and its non-US affiliates for 90 days. Pixabay

“On November 20th, the US Department of Commerce granted Microsoft’s request for a license to export mass-market software to Huawei. We appreciate the department’s action in response to our request”, the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Huawei was added to the Entity List after the Department of Justice concluded that the company is engaged in activities that are contrary to US national security or foreign policy interests, including “alleged violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), conspiracy to violate IEEPA by providing prohibited financial services to Iran, and obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation of those alleged violations of US sanctions, among other illicit activities”.

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Huawei said in a statement on May 20 that the US export control decision is in no one’s interest and will do significant economic harm to the American companies with which Huawei does business. (IANS)