OnePlus today officially disclosed its operating system OxygenOS 14 for global users. OxygenOS 14 includes a range of new features that provide a more intelligent and convenient digital life to users.
OxygenOS 14 marks the debut of Trinity Engine1, an advanced proprietary platform that incorporates six innovative technologies that intelligently unlock the full potential of smartphone hardware. Trinity Engine is designed to better deal with demanding scenarios including multi-tasking, heavy tasking, and long-term usage.
The core of Trinity Engine is CPU Vitalization, RAM Vitalization, and ROM Vitalization, which intelligently allocates smartphone internal resources to achieve enhanced performance, extended battery life, and long-term smooth experience. More specifically, CPU Vitalization is an industry-leading system-level computing power scheduling technology that adopts a sophisticated computing power model to determine the best balance between enhanced performance and reduced power consumption to fit different scenarios. As a result, it extends the battery life for 20 minutes without compromising performance on the OnePlus 11 powered by OxygenOS 14, compared with OxygenOS 13. To ensure a seamless experience in switching and launching applications, RAM Vitalization was first introduced on the OnePlus 11 with OxygenOS 13. This memory performance optimization technology is upgraded on OxygenOS 14 to deliver a 10% improvement in smoothness during everyday use and to allow frequently used applications run in the background for up to 72 hours. In addition, ROM Vitalization contributes to providing a fast and smooth experience to OnePlus devices even after 48-months of typical use. It effectively addresses performance degradation issues that occur from long-term smartphone use by incorporating techniques such as efficient compression algorithms, file defragmentation, and memory acceleration.
According to OnePlus, the mobile gaming experience becomes more immersive and smoother on OxygenOS 14 thanks to HyperRendering, HyperTouch, and HyperBoost technologies. HyperRendering2 is an in-house graphics optimization algorithm that helps to generate better graphics quality in mobile games. HyperTouch3 ensures an incredibly smooth, precise, and stable touch experience by incorporating a comprehensive optimization of touch logic and full-scene anti-mistouch. To address high power consumption without compromising stable-frame-rate experience, the new generation of HyperBoost incorporates AI machine learning, intelligent performance control, and graphics elements arrangement techniques.
OxygenOS 14 integrates privacy and security underlying algorithms and features to provide a comprehensive protection from device, application, and data level.
The fundamental feature is Device Security Engine 3.0, which is based on the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). This feature ensures effective device security reinforcement to prevent malicious cracking and de-compilation attempts. The Security Center also receives upgrades for a new single interface which makes it easier for users to manage device’s security status and privacy options. It can also help alert you to potential security risks, providing increased transparency when it comes to data protection at the application level. Moreover, a chip-level security encryption technology named Strong Box4 powered by Built-in eSE (embedded Secure Element) security chip is introduced on OxygenOS 14 to ensures third-party use of passwords is protected from the most fundamental data level.
The well-accepted Auto Pixelate feature also gets an update on OxygenOS 14. With Auto Pixelate 2.0, more sensitive information, such as contact details and numbers like credit cards, can now be automatically pixelated when sharing screenshots.
Another new feature is Photo Management Permission. It adds a new permission management option for photos and videos as the “Ask every time” setting, and when this setting is turned on, the application must request authorization through a pop-up window before it accesses photo and videos. When the application requires photo and video permission, there is also an option in the permission pop-up window to allow the user to select photos and videos from the Gallery.
OxygenOS 14 continues the natural and simplified Aquamorphic Design first introduced on OOS 13. The design philosophy of Aquamorphic Design 2.0 is to use its intuitive flow to guide you where you need it, instead of asking you to try to adapt to it. With new interactions, animations, music, color systems, and more, getting what you want from your smartphone has never been easier.
The most prominent new feature of Aquamorphic Design 2.0 is Fluid Cloud. It enables a brand-new way to interact with information based on the Aquamorphic Design philosophy. Inspired by the solid, liquid, and gas structure of Aquamorphic Design, the Fluid Cloud presents notifications within bubbles, capsules, and panels in a naturally merging and flowing way. This reimagined version of the status bar can present different forms of real-time services with minimal disruption at the top of your screen according to your personalized preferences and priorities. Moreover, the notifications in Fluid Cloud can be presented cross device for convenience.
The color system on OxygenOS 14 will change dynamically based on factors including time of the day, smartphone status, and content. For instance, the colors will intuitively change according to the status of your device and what you are doing. When your phone is charging, the battery status card will display a gradient animation, or when you’re working out, fitness data tracked on the phone will flow and change in color. Throughout the day, the background color of the lock screen will also change like the color of the ocean on the horizon to remind you of the flow of time.
The sound is also redesigned on OxygenOS 14. There are nine sets of Aquamorphic-themed ringtones — including calls, alarms, and notifications — and eleven global UI sound designs have been added. Featuring clean and clear sound effects, these new sounds bring the vitality and calmness of nature to every digital interaction.
With Go Green AOD, it’s easier for users to make more eco-friendly, healthier choices every day. The new carbon footprint AOD theme will change based on your daily step count, intuitively showing how more steps can lead to less CO2 and a better environment for our planet.
OxygenOS 14 provides a realm of smart and intelligent features to make life and work immersive and efficient. The File Dock feature enables collection, analysis, and sharing of global information through the Dock or other applications simply by making gestures. You can even use the collated content to work across different screens like phones and tablets by simply dragging and dropping.
The Notes feature is also upgraded to enhance user experience by improving usability and providing more convenient, enriched, and intelligent editing capabilities on OxyegnOS 14. It now allows for various formatting options including colors, underlines, strikethroughs, and dividers. It can also create text templates by combining font sizes, styles, and colors for paragraphs, dividers, and more.
When using the same account, OnePlus phones and other devices like tablets running OxygenOS 14 can seamlessly connect to each other faster and more stable than ever before, and with much more intuitive operation. Once connected, you can not only share connectivity features between devices but also work across devices.
In addition, up to three subjects can be identified in a single photo and then cropped out for further creative fun by simply long-pressing the subject in a picture or video. The Smart Cutout feature is also able to accurately recognize and extract the subject from complex backgrounds, or background that shares a similar color scheme with the subject, or in group photos.
OnePlus plans to rollout the official build of OxygenOS 14 first on the OnePlus 11 5G in mid-November, and then brings OxygenOS 14 to more eligible devices later.