The Oppo F9 aka Oppo F9 Pro arrived in Kenya in September 2018 powered by Android 8.1 Oreo with the company’s ColorOS 5.2 on top. Not known for pushing regular software updates, owners of the F9 started expressing their concerns about if and when the device would be updated to Pie earlier this year and in March, the company confirmed that the F9 would indeed be upgraded to the new OS.
— OPPO Customer Care (@OPPOCareIN) March 13, 2019
Fast forward to June 2019, select users of the Oppo F9 can now download and install a beta version of Android Pie on the device, which tags along the updated ColorOS 6.
This is according to information put forward by Oppo India, which is the company’s biggest market outside China and understandably the ideal choice for beta testing the software ahead of the global rollout.
Yes, you heard it right ?
Trial Version for ColorOS 6 + Android P Program is here?
Get Started and try out our limited period offer for selected users. So, be quick and submit your applications now… Like now!!
To register: https://t.co/GLonbgiPGh pic.twitter.com/q2VbNlOTlP
— OPPO Customer Care (@OPPOCareIN) June 22, 2019
Oppo says the team is “currently working on the ColorOS upgrade for OPPO F9” but it doesn’t mention the expected release date. However, it does say that this beta program will be opened for other regions in batches, although we don’t know if Kenya will be among them.
For more details on what the new ColorOS 6 brings to the Oppo F9, check out this page. But once again, keep in mind that this current beta is limited to the Indian market, at least for now.
Other Oppo devices eligible for Android Pie include Oppo Find X, R17, R17 Pro, R15, R15 Dream Mirror, R11, R11 Plus, R11s, R11s Plus, A7x, A3, and F7. Of course, not all of these devices are sold in Kenya.