Android 14 is coming to Oppo users, at least those with devices on the list at the bottom of the post. Beta versions will ship initially, but not to users in the UK.
OPPO ColorOS 14 Global Version Officially Starts to Rollout, Featuring Smart and Smooth Experiences
Marking the milestone of the 10th anniversary of OPPO ColorOS, the brand-new ColorOS 14 based on Android 14 introduces an optimised Aquamographic Design, AI-powered smart features, ultra-smooth performance, and easy-to-use tool for safety and privacy.
LONDON, 16 November, 2023 – OPPO today announced the official rollout of the ColorOS 14 Global Version. As one of the first operating systems based on Android 14, ColorOS 14 introduces an optimised Aquamographic Design, AI-powered smart features for improved efficiency, upgraded self-developed technology to offer ultra-smooth performance, and easy-to-use tools for safety and privacy protection. Since the launch of ColorOS in 2013, ColorOS has more than 600 million global monthly active users today, enriching lives for users globally through smarter and smoother experience.
More concise and intuitive UI with optimised Aquamographic Design
Inspired by water, OPPO introduced users with the new design language in ColorOS 13, Aquamographic Design, which established a harmonious connection between humans and technology. Built upon the awarded ColorOS 13, ColorOS 14 optimised Aquamorphic Design with new sound effects, colour systems, interactions, and more, making smartphone experience more concise and intuitive.
Sound is an invisible factor that plays a pivotal role in giving users an intuitive experience. OPPO partnered with professional academies to study users’ audio preferences and collaborated with the world’s top sound design team to bring new sound effects to ColorOS 14. This includes ten sets of Aquamorphic-themed ringtones for calls, alarms and notifications, as well as seven global UI sound designs to provide users with a harmonious audio experience across OPPO’s devices.
ColorOS 14 features an upgraded Aquamorgraphic Colouring system that can intelligently adapt to the smartphone’s status, time, and on-screen content. By intelligently matching colours with context, this dynamic colouring system makes information receiving and understanding much more effective and intuitive while also providing a highly immersive and comfortable user experience.
A brand-new Aqua Dynamics design, introduced by ColorOS 14, enables more intuitive interactions for users. This feature integrates common forms of interaction into bubbles, capsules, and panels that expand from the status bar to present information in a way that naturally flows and merges with minimal disruption.
Regarding the award-winning Always-On Display named Homeland which depicts powerful scenes of wild animals in nature, ColorOS 14 continues to enhance this feature by introducing a new GO Green Always-On Display to raise awareness about climate change and environmental protection, aligning with OPPO’s belief in “Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World.” The Go Green AOD includes three sets of Environment Vision pages, where each set includes five environment-related animations that can change based on users’ daily step count, showing the reduced carbon dioxide emissions from walking instead of taking other forms of transport.
Boosting Efficiency with AI-powered Smart Features
Nowadays, AI has played a powerful role in boosting efficiency. ColorOS 14 is packed with a suite of impressive AI-powered smart features to help users improve efficiency in daily tasks.
AI-powered Smart Touch enables users to select content like text, images, and videos from the system and third-party apps 2 and collect them on the File Dock, or even consolidate them into a single note by simple select and drag gestures.
The new File Dock on the Smart Sidebar allows users to share content across apps more easily through split-screen, floating windows, or the Dock itself. Content can be stored automatically in the File Dock and can be synced across different devices like smartphones and tablets to boost productivity.
Smart Image Matting is a feature that enables users to crop multiple subjects like persons and animals out from a single image or paused video for the first time on any smartphone. Users can edit the cutouts in the File Pocket, File Dock, and split screen mode, as well as share with friends or use the cutouts to personalise a wallpaper or poster.
Ultra-smooth Performance with Upgraded Trinity Engine
Smooth performance is always the core experience for users. Trinity Engine in ColorOS 14 enhances smartphone’s smoothness and stability by efficiently managing computing resources, memory, and storage. The three key features of Trinity Engine include ROM Vitalization, RAM Vitalization, and CPU Vitalization.
ROM Vitalization can free up memory space by compressing app and file data through App Compression and File Compression within the Phone Manager setting. Smartphones equipped with ROM Vitalization can save up to 20GB of storage space.
RAM Vitalization can accelerate memory performance to boost multi-app efficiency and keep more applications alive in the background. By reconstructing Android’s underlying RAM mechanism and using OPPO’s proprietary technologies, RAM Vitalization can boost usage fluidity by 10% and keep frequently used apps running in the background for up to 72 hours. Users can switch apps more smoothly without feeling any sort of disconnect.
CPU Vitalization is OPPO’s industry-leading system-level computing power scheduling technology. It includes a sophisticated computing power model that can precisely schedule power resources while determining the best balance between performance and power consumption. Users can enjoy a smoother user experience without draining the battery.
In addition, ColorOS 14 features Smart Charging which is an AI algorithm that can automatically adjust the charging current based on the smartphone’s usage status to help prevent unnecessary battery wear. Arctic Mode has two options for users to select based on different scenarios.
Meticulous Safety and Privacy Protection, and Other Features
Safety and privacy are meticulously considered in every aspect. ColorOS has been recognized by authorised third-party organisations such as ISO, ePrivacy, TrustArc and others. ColorOS 14 integrates the underlying privacy capabilities of Android 14 and
introduces a new feature: Picture Keeper. This feature is designed to prevent apps from
misusing permissions for your personal photos or videos. Apps need to obtain permission to access selected photos or videos each time once users enable the new permission management.
Last year, OPPO partnered with Snapchat to launch the Bitmoji AOD on ColorOS 13. This smart Always-On Display is fully personalised to your Bitmoji, and able to showcase scenario based stickers throughout the day, including weather, physical activity, and many more.
In ColorOS 14, Snapchat is now available through two new features: the Snapchat lock-screen shortcut, and Snapchat widget for Shelf. Users can now change their lock-screen shortcut to Snapchat for even faster access. Also, the new Snapchat card for Shelf enables users to see updates in messages, status, and location of their closest friends at a glance.
ColorOS 14 rollout plan
Starting from October, ColorOS 14 Global Beta Version has begun to roll-out in selected regions. The official Global Version will first come to Find N2 Flip in selected regions.