“RealmeOS is expected to be close to stock Android and replace ColorOS on the company’s smartphones”
Back in January, we reported a number of patents that we spotted on UKIPO (United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office) regarding RealmeOS, a new made-from-scratch operating system by Realme. It seems we’re now seeing some concrete work in that direction as a new mysterious Project X has kicked off today. Realme CEO Madhav Sheth tweeted in the early morning today that users can enrol for the beta program on the community forum. However, only Realme 3 Pro users can participate in this beta program, the company has said.
Mystery Project Alert !!! Any Guess ?— Madhav X (@MadhavSheth1) July 29, 2019
Fans having experience in beta testing of pre-released software and reporting bugs are invited to participate.
Limited seats only.
PS – open for only #realme3Pro users
Know More: https://t.co/lzotsXz5sm
Sheth has publicly acknowledged that Realme has been working on something close to stock Android in the recent past. This is due to the fact that Realme currently uses ColorOS, which is OPPO’s proprietary overlay on top of Android. Now, there are no hints as to whether this is related to Android Q or RealmeOS but beta testing for Android Q isn’t much of a secret and wouldn’t have to be labelled “Project X.” The other possibility is that it could be both RealmeOS and Android Q.
Do note that seats are limited and restricted to Realme 3 Pro user only so you might want to hurry. The community page has some requirements for beta testers stating that they must have proven experience in testing and debugging. Candidates will also have to sign a non-disclosure agreement so that development about the project does not leak online. Interestingly, the Realme X, which is the most recent Realme device ships with Color OS 6.0 Android Pie is not included in the Project X beta program.
We’ve been hearing about the RealmeOS since the beginning of this year, hence we expect Realme to publicly announce something concrete by the end of this year or even earlier if this test is any indication.