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Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 launched: Different dark modes, chat bubbles, and more

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Realme X50 Pro 5G will be the first smartphone to get the Realme UI 2.0 but more devices will be added to the rollout schedule soon.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Realme UI 2.0 is based on the Android 11 software that started rolling out recently.
  • It comes with better security features and chat bubbles for messaging apps.
  • The Realme X50 Pro 5G will be the first phone to receive Realme UI 2.0.

Realme UI 2.0 is among the first few custom skins that are going official a few days from the official rollout of Android 11. Unlike previous times, OEMs such as Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi have now begun rolling out the next Android versions within the same timeline as to when the Pixel phones get it. This all is a part of Google’s Project Treble that ensures faster delivery of the new OS. Android 11 is a polished version of Android 10, so you obviously get some interesting features with the software but more importantly, you get a lot of under-the-hood updates. Realme launched the new Android 11-based software for its phones alongside revealing the Narzo 20 series in India.

The Android 11 brings system-wide chat bubbles, smarter notification controls, a comprehensive music control in the notification shade, and smart home shortcuts inside the power button menu. The most interesting feature is the last one. It essentially is a panel of toggles that let you control your smart devices and make NFC-based payments from a single screen, so you do not have to open separate apps for each function. Some of the functions from this panel might not be available in India but there is going to be customisation, so you choose your own function.

Dark mode has been a mainstay for Android with the last update. With Android 11, you are getting multiple versions for the dark mode. You now have three different versions for dark mode, including a dead black version and a grey version, which you can choose. The third-party access to the home screen is also something that you will get with Realme UI 2.0. For music controls, the Realme UI 2.0 has an output switcher right there in the notification widget. This is like how iOS allows you to switch between the speaker on the iPhone and any other paired headset or speaker.

Realme is including a Security Shield on the Realme UI 2.0 that ensure confidential information, such as banking details, remain secure. The Security Shield encompasses Payment Security, App Permission Security, Pseudo Site Blocking, Harassment Call Blocking, and other Android 11 security features right there on your phone.

Realme will begin the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 rollout with the X50 Pro starting September 24. But this will be a beta version that users will be getting. Realme says it is looking at an October timeline for the rollout of the stable channel Realme UI 2.0. More devices will be added to the rollout schedule.

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