OPPO has officially released today the global version of its operating system -ColorOS 13 based on Android 13. The new ColorOS 13 sports a brand-new Aquamorphic Design—with a user-friendly UI—for a seamless visual experience. Additionally, ColorOS 13 is boosted by OPPO’s latest tech innovations and new features for smart multi-device connections to enhance user productivity.
ColorOS 13 is inspired by water’s fluidity and boasts of OPPO’s brand-new Aquamorphic Design. Its vibrant and inclusive UI features a new theme palette inspired by the changing colour of light between sunrise and sunset at sea level, along with the new system font that improves the readability of system text in any language.
ColorOS 13 also delivers a more intuitive user experience by integrating different Aquamorphic effects into system animations, UI, and its Quantum Animation Engine. These include the new behavioural predictions on users’ control intentions. This feature is complemented by OPPO’s human-centric inclusive design language, which introduces empty state illustrations, adaptive layouts for different screen sizes, and highly-recognisable icons to enhance readability and ease of use. Also, a new series of Always-On Display images called “Homeland” depicts powerful scenes of wild animals in nature. The Always-On Display animations reveal changes in the homes where animals live. These animations are based on daily temperature changes that will help users pay attention to climate change and the earth we live on.
ColorOS 13 marks the debut of the Dynamic Computing Engine. These are OPPO’s new system-level technical solutions, developed in-house to deliver a more smooth and stable user experience. The engine brings two significant improvements to ColorOS 13, increased battery life and the ability to keep more apps open in the background. OPPO’s Dynamic Computing Engine improves the scheduling of hardware resources to extend battery life by achieving a better balance between high performance and low power consumption. It also helps to keep more apps alive in the background, making it possible to switch between multiple apps without experiencing lag while switching.
ColorOS 13 provides a host of smart features that cover every aspect of life and work. Aside from being a great way to express your personality, the Smart Always-On Display in ColorOS 13 can display information related to music and food delivery apps to give users quicker access to information and greater control over music playback and other functions. OPPO has partnered with world-leading software and service providers, including Bitmoji, Spotify, Swiggy and Zomato to provide a wide range of convenient and personalised experiences through the Smart Always-On Display. Due to OPPO’s industry-leading LTPO2.0 technology, the Always-On Display refresh rate is reduced to just 1 hertz to save 30% power consumption in some scenarios. Other smart home-screen management features like Large Folders, Shelf and Home Screen Widgets also help users efficiently and quickly access the information they need in the best way.
OPPO has developed the industry’s first Meeting Assistant for a smartphone. The meeting assistant can automatically prioritise wireless data packages to provide a more stable connection during online calls. It also simplifies banner notifications to minimise distractions while allowing users to add an OPPO Notes shortcut that helps to take meeting notes in a small pop-up window.
One of the most significant updates on ColorOS 13 is the improved multi-device user experience. Multi-Screen Connect now supports seamless connectivity between OPPO smartphones and OPPO Pad Air as well as OPPO smartphones and PC, boosting productivity and convenience through file transfer that supports more file formats without hardware limitations. Users connecting their smartphone to a PC via Multi-Screen Connect will also benefit from being able to display multiple mobile apps simultaneously on the PC screen.
Privacy and security have been a primary focus of ColorOS since the beginning. ColorOS 13 integrates the underlying privacy protection features of Android 13. For example, the system will automatically delete the clipboard history after a short period, preventing sensitive information leaks caused by malware. In addition, with the Nearby Wi-Fi feature, users can enjoy Wi-Fi without revealing specific location information.
OPPO’s self-developed technology is equally important in boosting privacy and security. Based on the on-device algorithm model, Auto Pixelate can automatically recognise and blur out the profile photos and names in chat screenshots with one tap. The new Private Safe is encrypted with the widely-used Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to provide high levels of security. ColorOS 13 provides privacy and safety protections that users can trust based on authoritative security and privacy authentication standards such as ePrivacy, TRUSTe, ISO27701, and ISO27001.
OPPO has been working closely with Google during the development of ColorOS 13 to explore ways of bringing new value to the Android OS experience. OPPO’s flagship Find N foldable smartphone and Find X5 Pro flagship smartphone was announced as two of the first smartphones worldwide to receive the Android 13 Beta update. OPPO has also launched ColorOS developer versions based on the Android 13 Beta and will continue working with Google to build a rich Android ecosystem.
ColorOS 13 rollout plan and upgrade policy
For its global rollout of ColorOS 13, OPPO plans to update nearly 35 smartphone models within the year, covering more than 60 countries and regions and as many as 160 million users. This is the biggest update plan ever in the history of ColorOS. This rollout will begin with the Find X5 Pro and Find X5 today with the official release of ColorOS 13. OPPO will continue bringing ColorOS 13 to over 20 more devices starting in 2023.