Released in December 2022, the Oppo Find N2 Flip and its small upright external display wrongly suggested it could be used as a miniature smartphone. Actually, Oppo foresees quite limited uses. This was without taking into account that the latest update to the CoverScreen OS app now makes it possible to use this panel to its full potential.
Your wishes are now granted. On Sunday March 12, the unofficial CoverScreen OS app, available for free on the Android Play Store, was updated to beta 12. A version that adds support for ” experimentalof the Oppo Find N2 Flip, reports the specialized site9to5Google .
Closer to an operating system than a simple application, CoverScreen OS allows you to unlock the external screens of foldable smartphones, dedicated to partially using the phone even when folded. The Find N2 Flip’s stand allows its external panel to be used to its full potential, as expected before its release.
A screen full of promises
In fact, before its commercialization in December 2022, the Oppo Find N2 Flip promised to improve the experience of this external screen, which has become one of the main defects of clamshell-shaped folding smartphones. It’s often considered too small and limited in functionality, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and its 1.9-inch panel: a few widgets, access to notifications and the camera, and then it stops there.
Unlike the Samsung model, the external screen of the Oppo phone measures 3.26 inches and comes in portrait format. Therefore, users expected to be able to use this panel as a miniature smartphone with the same capabilities as the internal display… before realizing that it offered almost the same features as its competitor, or even less.
Access any application
With its latest update, CoverScreen OS corrects the situation. Once installed, in addition to being able to view any widget, you will also be able to access a new interface in the form of an application drawer. This allows you to open any application in its entirety. Furthermore, it is also possible to send messages by displaying a small horizontal keyboard or by dictating your message into the microphone. A breath of fresh air for Find N2 Flip owners.
9to5Googlehowever it reports somescale issues” Applications. Similarly, once in an open application, the back gesture can only be performed from the top of the screen, according to the specialized site. Created in January 2022, CoverScreen OS was first developed for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and 4. If some features are paid for, the app is still free to download and try.
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