Oppo is running alpha and beta programs of Android 13-based ColorOS 13 for multiple smartphones in different markets. The Oppo Reno 8 5G and Oppo K10 5G are the latest handsets to join the alpha initiative.
Oppo only reveals dates for open beta and stable rollouts. Hence, the ColorOS 13 alpha program for the aforementioned phones comes as a surprise.
According to the official announcement posts on Oppo Community, the alpha registrations for these devices ran from September 7 to 10 in India. The company had only allocated 100 seats for each smartphone.
We do not know if the firm will be recruiting more alpha testers. However, the handsets are scheduled to receive open beta builds in October. Hence, interested users can enroll in that initiative next month.
As far as stable release is concerned, we think it may happen in November at the earliest. Because Oppo has a track recording of rolling out the stable update a month after the release of the open beta.
It is worth noting that apart from India, the ColorOS 13 alpha program for Oppo Reno 8 5G is also live in China. Interestingly, the company is yet to make announcements for other markets. Maybe, these regions will get direct access to open beta, followed by stable.