Oppo’s sub-brand Realme has launched another budget killer handset, the Realme 2 Pro and this is the company’s 2nd device. This one also comes with Android Oreo 8.1, which was the latest version of Android a month ago, but now the newest Android Pie 9.0 update is out and is the latest version of Android. On top of Android Oreo 8.1, it is also running a custom skin called Color OS 5.2. The company made the promise of updating the Realme 2 Pro to the next version of Android, but when will that happen is still not clear. Also, Check- Realme 1 Android Pie update.
Realme 2 Pro Pie Update
5 July 2019: Realme 2 Gets Stable ColorOS 6 Update Based on Android Pie in India With June Security Patch. The update adds so many new things including Added App Drawer to ColorOS Launcher and fixes so many previously mentioned bugs. You can read more about the update on the official Realme forum thread.
21, June 2019: RealMe 2 Pro Android 9 Pie based ColorOS 6 update available to download on the official website and will be soon rolled out as an OTA update. You can read about the RMX1801EX_11.A.21 update’s changelog and features here.
30 May 2019: The Android 9.0 Pie Update has started to be rolled out to the Realme 2 Pro, this comes with the version number RMX1801EX_11.A.20 and upgrades the ColorOS 5 to the all-new ColorOS 6, brings Chroma Boost Mode to the camera, and all ColorOS 6 features.
11 March 2019: In the latest episode of #AskMadhav, Realme CEO Madhav stated that ‘All Realme devices will get ColorOS 6.0 based on Android Pie update’ in the 1H of 2019. Also, the ChromaBoost feature will come to Realme 2 Pro in the same period. While the Realme 1, Realme U1, and Realme 2 Pro will get the NightScape Mode in Q2 of 2019.
27 February 2019: Realme 2 Pro is now getting RMX1801EX_11.A.16 update with some new features listed below, and you can now download the update from here.
● Added Fingerprint Shooting for the camera.
● Android Security Patch Level: February 5, 2019.
31 December: ColorOS 5.2 Stable OTA update for the Realme 2 Pro is now available. If you haven’t got the update notification, then you can also, install the update manually via downloading it from here it weighs around 2.25GB. The OTA update carries Build Number: RMX1801EX_11.A.13 and contains so many new features, bug fixes, and improvements. Here’s the complete changelog of the Realme 2 Pro ColorOS 5.2 update.
● Added Screen Battery Optimization mode.
Screen Battery Optimization dynamically adjusts the screen contrast and brightness for balanced image quality with lower power consumption – except in Camera and Gallery apps. Balance Mode increases overall battery endurance by approx. 5% and Strong Mode increases it by approx — 10 %. Due to different usage conditions, actual results may vary.
● Added reboot function.
You can now swipe up to reboot in the shutdown interface.
● Optimized reminders when Developer Options, Accessibility Mode, and Device Manager are on.
Flashing bar, on-going notification, and text in the upper right corner for “Developer Options,” “Accessibility,” and “Device & Privacy” have been turned off.
● Added Slow Motion mode.
● New Material Design icons.
● Android Security Patch Level: December 5, 2018.
16 December: According to the official Realme Forum post, Realme 2 Pro will get a December update with Fix for notification blinking issue in developer mode, Slow motion, and new security patch by the end of December 2018. However, the full rollout may start in early January 2019. The update will not contain major software changes and will be based on ColorOS 5.2, so still no Android Pie or ColorOS 6.0 update.
Update: The Realme 2 Pro will be updated to ColorOS 5.2 on November 20 or later with features similar to that on the Realme 1, the CEO Madav Seth quoted. “Please note that we’ll do our best to meet these deadlines, but a minimal delay might happen, and you may not receive the update on the very same day as rollouts take time,” states Realme in its November 2018 update.
Update: OPPO subbrand Realme start rolling out an OTA update to the Realme 2 Pro by the end of this year, which will bring front camera improvements and battery optimizations while gaming said Realme CEO Madhav Seth, in a post on his Twitter handle.
Considering Google has come up with a solid new way of updating Android phones to the latest version of Android at a much faster pace via the implementation of Project Treble. Which offers separations of concern from the vendor’s driver within the chip, so the OEM doesn’t have to wait for the chipmaker to update things, it is now not a headache anymore. Because of which updating the mainframe software is much quicker now.
However for that, the phone should be treble enabled, and to check the same, there are many ways by using the terminal emulator which is a hassle if you are not an advanced user so for a more quicker way you can download the Apps for the same purpose from the Play Store as well.
Coming back towards Android Pie update for Realme 2 Pro, According to the companies official statement, all Realme devices including Realme C1, Realme 2, and Realme 1 will get the Android Pie update in H1 of 2019. As the device is bit new and selling well, the company may update the device to Android 9 Pie based Color OS 6.0 in Q1 of 2019.
However, there could be delays due to ColorOS 6 as that will be heavy skin on top of stock Android. On the other hand, you will continue to receive security patches for the next two years. However, some insiders suggest that RealMe may seed the Realme 2 Pro Android Pie update at the end of January. We will update the article as soon as new news is there about the update.