“It comes along with the Android Security Patch for December”
Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Realme has started rolling out the stable ColorOS 5.2 update for Realme 2 and Realme C1 smartphones. The company earlier planned to release the update for Realme 1 and Realme 2 in December, while holding it back for Realme C1 for some time more. But somehow it has done away with that strategy and started seeding it to both the smartphones simultaneously. Realme has also released a stable update for Realme 2 Pro which brings better battery optimisation and the December Security patch. On its official forum, the company has stated that this over-the-air (OTA) update will be seeded in a phased manner, which means that only a select number of Realme 2 and Realme C1 users will get it initially.
This is being done so as to access the new update and see if any critical bugs are reported. If not then Realme will commence a wider rollout. However, if you don’t wish to wait for it, you can download the ColorOS 5.2 update from the company’s online forum. Realme has provided detailed information on how to go about the installation. You can download the package from here. It carries the build number RMX1805EX_11.A.21 and brings in quite a few additions including single swipe notification dismiss, Headset icon in status bar and a Smart Bar for faster multitasking among others.
With ColorOS 5.2 you’ll now be able to swipe from left to right to dismiss any notification and swipe up to reboot in the shutdown interface. For faster app launching and multi-tasking you can now add important apps into the new “Smart Bar” and a headset icon will be visible in the status bar when you plug in your headphones. In addition to this the touchscreen frequency has been improved, long press of the power button can now launch Google Assistant and it comes with the all-important Android Security Patch for the month of December.
ColorOS 5.2 update for Realme 2 Pro carries the build number RMX1801EX_11.A.13 and adds a new Screen Battery Optimization mode, the new reboot function, a new slow motion camera mode and new design icons.