“While the Realme phones will be getting the Android Pie update, it won’t necessarily be the ColorOS 6 update as it is scheduled to arrive later in 2019”
Realme recently confirmed that all its smartphones will receive the Android Pie update in 2019. Until now, Realme devices have been powered by Android Oreo, last year’s version of Google’s mobile OS. While the Realme India Support team on Twitter did confirmed that all handsets by the brand would get the update by Q2 2019, there was no information regarding individual models. Now, in a post on the official Realme forum, the company has detailed the Android Pie rollout schedule for its phones.
Realme has mentioned that update would take place in a phased rollout, hence some units may get the update beyond the estimated timeline. Going straight to the timelines now, the Realme 1, Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro, and Realme C1 will be the getting the Android Pie-based ColorOS update by the end of December. On the other hand, the Realme U1 will get the update in January. Incidentally, the Realme Buds earphones will be released in January as well.
According to the forum post, the Android Pie update will bring AI Beauty and Vivid Mode together, photographer watermark option, and security patch to the Realme 1. Both Realme 2 and Realme C1 will get ColorOS 5.2 with the update, while Realme 2 Pro will bring a fix for notification blinking issue with developer mode, slow-motion video recording, and Android security patch. Lastly, the Realme U1 will get the fix for notification blinking issue with developer mode and the Android security patch.
|Phone||Update timeline||Patch notes|
|Realme 1||December-end||AI Beauty + Vivid Mode together, photographer watermark, security patch|
|Realme 2||December-end||ColorOS 5.2|
|Realme 2 Pro||December-end||Fix for notification blinking issue with developer mode, slowmotion, security patch|
|Realme C1||December-end||ColorOS 5.2|
Fix for notification blinking issue with developer mode, security patch
The forum post attributes the delay to some fixes and changes that are taking longer and will be coming to Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 build in 2019. Previously, Realme had introduced OTA that would enable any future updates for the ColorOS 5.2 and its Beta mode that would include fixes, such as single-swipe notification dismiss, developer options’ flashing and a headset icon.