According to a report by 91Mobiles, Realme recently filed a trademark application with the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office. Interestingly, the application talks about something called ‘RealmeOS’, hinting that Realme may be working on its own Android UI overlay and could ditch ColorOS for its future smartphones. As noted by 91Mobiles, the description in the trademark application suggests that ‘RealmeOS’ could be used for OS programs, software to maintain and operate computer systems, and downloadable apps for mobile devices, among others. While that does sound exciting, it’s unlikely that the new Android overlay will be ready in time for Realme 3, which is expected to launch in the coming months.
UKIPO hasn’t yet approved the RealmeOS trademark, so it’s unlikely that the brand’s upcoming Realme 3 smartphone will arrive with the new OS. Notably, the trademark filing has appeared soon after reports regarding Realme considering to launch its own app store. This will be an alternative to the Google Play Store for Realme users to download apps and games on their devices.
Since its debut last year, Realme has made a mark in India’s budget smartphone market. So far, the brand has released a number of pocket-friendly handsets and is planning to launch the Realme 3 in the near future. All of the company’s phones are currently powered by ColorOS, OPPO’s customized version of Android. However, it appears that Realme is planning to replace ColorOS with RealmeOS later this year.