App turns Oppo’s Discover N2 Flip cowl show right into a ‘totally useful mini telephone’

CoverScreen OS is a chunk of software program that makes an attempt to show the Oppo Discover N2 Flip’s small 3.26-inch cowl show right into a “totally useful mini telephone.” Crucially, this implies with the ability to entry the app drawer and launch “virtually any app” on the duvet display, massively growing the quantity you are able to do on the foldable flip telephone with out having to open it up. The software program is downloadable from the Google Play Retailer.

CoverScreen OS has been obtainable for awhile for the Samsung Z Flip 3 and 4. In actual fact, my colleague Allison tried it out on the Z Flip 4 final August. However whereas the app’s usefulness was restricted on Samsung’s tiny 1.9-inch cowl show, the Discover N2 Flip’s portrait-oriented 3.26-inch, 720 x 382 cowl show feels prefer it has much more potential. 

Once I reviewed the Discover N2 Flip final month, I discovered myself getting pissed off by the restricted performance of its cowl show regardless of being larger than the duvet show on Samsung’s flip telephones. In apply I felt Oppo didn’t benefit from this bigger display actual property. The Discover N2 Flip will solely show the topic traces and never the physique textual content of emails once you get a notification, for instance, or solely supply just a few hours of climate forecasts quite than the entire day.

CoverScreen OS’s help for the Discover N2 Flip is described as “experimental” and “preliminary” for now, however it has massive ambitions. In addition to the flexibility to launch full apps, it additionally goals to let you add widgets designed for the usual dwelling display. There’s help for a full Qwerty keyboard, voice typing, or an old school T9 keyboard. In a video demonstration, the developer demonstrates opening YouTube after which an online browser from the app drawer, after which typing right into a textual content field utilizing an onscreen keyboard.

Plus, in keeping with the app’s developer, CoverScreen OS nonetheless leaves you ready to make use of the Oppo Discover N2 Flip’s default cowl show performance like system fast toggles and widgets. Simply be warned that whereas it’s reportedly steady on Samsung’s flip telephones, the app is a primary preview model and nonetheless “requires some heavy sustained improvement effort to ship a function full model,” in keeping with its builders.

In case you’d like to offer CoverScreen OS a strive, you may obtain it now over on the Google Play Retailer.

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