realme 3 and realme 3i realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.10 update]


realme launched realme 3 smartphone in India back in March last year, later in July it launched realme 3i, a cheaper version. These devices had Android 9.0 based ColorOS 6 out of the box, both the smartphones have already started receiving Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update.

realme UI brings new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme 3 and realme 3i.

realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme 3 (RMX1821 and RMX1825) and realme 3i (RMX1827).

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme 3 and realme 3i so far,

  • [May 15, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1827EX_11_C.10 update to realme 3 and realme 3i users. The update weighs 204 MBs in size. [Download Link – realme 3 | realme 3i]
  • [Apr 29, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1827EX_11_C.09 update to realme 3 and realme 3i users. The update weighs just 213 MBs in size and brings new charging animation to both the devices.
  • [Apr 23, 2020]: realme has started rolling out Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update to realme 3 and realme 3i users in India. The update comes as RMX1827EX_11_C.06 and weighs 2.45 GBs in size. It is a stable roll-out as reported by multiple users on realme Community.
  • [Apr 22, 2020]: realme announces realme UI Open Beta for realme 3 and realme 3i.
  • [Apr 21, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.28 update with April Android security patch. The update weighs 112 MBs in size. [Download Link – realme 3 | realme 3i]
  • [Apr 17, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.05 to realme 3i and realme 3i. The update weighs 206 MBs in size and brings back the super nightscape feature. Note that the update is rolled out only for the users who are selected for the early access program.
  • [Apr 11, 2020]: realme has started rolling out Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update to realme 3 and realme 3i users in India. The update comes as C.03 and weighs 2.46 GBs in size. Note that the update is rolled out only for the users who are selected for the early access program.
  • [Apr 7, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.27 update with March Android security patch. The update weigh just over 91 MBs in size and fixes some of the known issues and gives system stability. Note that the update is rolled out only for the users who are selected for the early access program.
  • [Apr 3, 2020]: realme announces realme UI early access program for realme 3 and realme 3i ahead of stable roll out later this month.
  • [Mar 23, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.26 with March Android security patch. The update weighs 147 MBs in size and brings VoWiFi support for Airtel and Jio networks.  [Download Link – realme 3realme 3i]
  • [Jan 16, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.25 update with January Android security patch. The update adds a dark mode quick switch toggle in the notification panel and also brings flash on calls feature. [Download Link]
  • [Nov 13, 2019]: realme has started rolling out A.24 update with November Android security patch. The update brings system-wide dark mode, redesigned notification center, realme laboratory and app clone support to more third-party apps. [Download Link]

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

Changelogs,

[Visuals]
• Updated UI to realme UI
• Brand new Real Design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.

[Smart Sidebar]
• Optimized user interface and improved one-handed operation.
• Optimized Smart Sidebar: Replaced File Console with File Manager; removed OSIE Visual Effect and No Notification Alerts.
• Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen Mode.
• Added two new features: “Assistive Ball Opacity” and “Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App”.
• Optimized the Floating Window feature for more apps.
• Added Bubbles: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse or open the app.

[Screenshot]
• Optimized 3-Finger Screenshot Gesture: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe to take a screenshot of the selected part of the screen (partial screen capture). Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.
• Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.
• Optimized screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.

[Navigation Gestures 3.0]
• Optimized gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.

[System]
• Added Focus Mode: Minimizes outside distractions when you are learning or working.
• Added whole new charging animation.
• Optimized the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.
• Added pause feature for screen recording.
• Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.
• New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.
• Optimized system built-in ringtones.
• Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.
• New management feature for recent tasks: You can view memory of recent tasks and locked apps.

[Games]
• Optimized visual interaction for Game Space.
• Optimized loading animation for Game Space.

[Homescreen]
• Added artistic wallpapers.
• Added option to open Global Search or the notification panel when swiping down on homescreen.
• Added option to customize the size, shape, and style of app icons on homescreen.
• Optimized the graphic design of password unlock to facilitate one-handed operation.
• Support for animated wallpapers on the lockscreen.
• Added a Simple Mode for homescreen, featuring larger fonts, icons and a clearer layout.

[Security]
• Random MAC address Generator: When your phone is connected to Wi-Fi network system generates a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.

[Tools]
• In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating window.
• Added the trim feature in Recordings.
• Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.
• Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.

[Camera]
• Optimized the Camera UI for better user experience.
• Optimized the Timer UI and sound.

[Photos]
• Optimized the Album UI for a clearer structure and photo thumbnails.
• Added Album Recommendations that recognize more than 80 different scenes.

[Communications]
• realme Share now supports sharing files with OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi devices.
• Optimized the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.

[Settings]
• Search Settings now supports fuzzy match and contains a search history

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Author: Arpit Porwal

Coming from the Mathematics research background, Arpit keeps an eye on MIUI and Xiaomi products and uses POCO X2 as his daily driver. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.