Weeks after seeding camera and battery enhancements to the mid-range device, Realme is now rolling out a new update to their latest Realme 2 Pro smartphone. The update still doesn’t feature the latest ColorOS 5.2 interface but comes with November 2018 Android Security updates and other improvements.
The latest update features the latest security updates dated for November 2018 from Google. In addition to that, the update features several system optimisations inside the ColorOS including single swipe gestures to dismiss notifications and a new headset icon in the status bar during calls.
The ColorOS update Aldos optimises reminds under Developer Options and the Accessibility Mode. Thanks to the update, pictures clicked through the front-facing selfie camera will offer a better overall image quality. Additionally, Realme has acknowledged that it has fixed the battery draining issue by updating the Touchpal App.
— Realme (@realmemobiles) November 20, 2018
The latest update precedes the ColorOS 5.2 update which is set to arrive on the Realme 2 Pro anytime next month. ColorOS 5.2 will act as the intermediary to the device which is expected to be updated to Android 9 Pie in the coming months. The latest update will be rolled out to all users gradually and will take a few days for the rollout to compete.
Realme has also confirmed that the Realme 2 Pro, as well as the Realme 1, will get unlocked boot loaders in the near future with the first Realme device to be released with a kernel source during the first quarter of 2019. The news comes from Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth who also revealed that book loader unlocking has already been confirmed for the Realme 2 Pro.
Straight from the meeting room: RM will unlock the bootloader and release the kernel source for RM1 as well in first quarter of 2019, RM2pro BL unlocking have been confirmed already.
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) November 21, 2018
With this move, Realme has made it clear that it looks forward to registering its independent brand to a developer-friendly ROM in the future. Unlocking a bootloader is the first step toward allowing developers to design and develop custom ROMs, recoveries, kernels and camera ports for the Realme devices. Having confirmed further development for the Realme 1 and Realme 2 Pro, Realme has hinted that its other devices will follow soon since all of its smartphones are positioned in the midst of these two phones.