Why OPPO skipped ColorOS 8 and is launching ColorOS 11

Android 11 is now official and Live and all leading Smartphone companies are launching their beta programs with the Android 11 operating system. Almost all OEMs have started their beta registration. Xiaomi has started beta recruitments a few days earlier, OnePlus has revealed the OxygenOS Open Beta for the users to try out Android 11. OPPO has also recently announced the Android 11 Beta Registrations on its platform. The beta version for Android 11 is currently limited to the flagship series of OPPO like FindX2, Ace2, and Reno3 series.
Infact, OPPO has also announced the date of launch of its latest version of its operating system, ColorOS. The word has it that they will be the first to launch a stable version of OS based on Android 11. Another intersting point is the leap OPPO and ColorOS has taken for this launch.
As you all know, OPPO uses its own custom user-interface popularly known as ColorOS. The latest uograde announced a month back was Color OS 7.2, a variant of the popular and light ColorOS 7. While the users were expecting OPPO to launch ColorOS 8, the company has hopped straight to ColorOS 11.
Technically, there is no special reason for the move and while OPPO will add a host of features and custimisations, the reason for the company to name it ColorOS 11 is the ease of relevance. ColorOS 11 will be made on top of Android 11 and it will be an easy resonance for users to remember.
This is not the first time happening in the tech world. Many companies have jumped alpha numerals for their version or models in the past. Companies like Huawei moved to EMUI 8 with the launch of Android 8.0 Oreo, from EMUI 5 with Android Nougat. More recently, OnePlus who were at OxygenOS 5, jumped over to Oxygen OS 9 with the launch of Android 9.0 Pie.
OPPO has announced to launch the ColorOS 11 globally on September 14 at 9 AM GMT. We will have more information like supported devices, roll-out plan, and the features that the new user-interface will bring.

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