Say “hello” to Oppo’s latest ColorOS. The global beta version of ColorOS 14 has already started rolling out in certain regions, the Oppo Find N2 Flip will be the first to get the stable version in mid-November. Here’s what’s new in version 14.
We’ll start with the upgraded Trinity Engine. ROM Vitalization compresses app and file data and can save up to 20GB of storage on a typical phone. RAM Vitalization swaps out Android’s RAM mechanism with one that’s more adept, especially at keeping background apps in RAM. The third and final component, CPU Vitalization, balances the chipset’s performance and power usage.
The upgraded Trinity Engine
ColorOS now features a Smart Charging system that uses an AI algorithm to set the charging current based on whether you’re using the phone and how. This is intended to reduce battery wear and tear.
Picture Keeper is added to the list of privacy features. This adds an extra permission for accessing select photos and videos on your device. Speaking of, Smart Image Matting can now crop out multiple people and animals out of a photo or a still frame from an image.
Picture Keeper adds an extra permission for sensitive photos and videos
The new Smart Touch helps you select text, images and videos from native and third-party apps and collect them in the File Dock. The File Dock is like a clipboard that lets you stash content for later use. This is synced between ColorOS devices, so things you’ve saved with Smart Touch on, say, an Oppo Pad are available on your phone too.
New ColorOS 14 features: Smart Touch, File Dock and Smart Image Matting
Snapchat users now get special treatment. They can put the Snapchat shortcut on the lockscreen for faster access. Also, there is a Snapchat widget for the Shelf, which gives you at-a-glance updates on new messages and statuses and even the location of your closest friends.
Snapchat shortcut • The Snapchat widget for the Shelf
Oppo updated the look and feel of the user interface too with polished, standardized elements. The so-called Aqua Dynamic design is a collection of common bubbles, capsules and panels that pop up from the status bar to display functionality with minimal distraction.
An example of a Aqua Dynamic panel
Also, the status bar and on-screen content are now painted by the Aquamorgraphic Colouring system that matches that picks the most suitable hues for the time of day.
The Aquamorgraphic Colouring system
Oppo added a new Go Green style to the Always On Display. You can also use Bitmoji stickers that will automatically update throughout the day based on where you are, what you’re doing, the weather and other context.
The new Go Green AOD style
Here’s the rollout schedule for the Global Beta Version of ColorOS 14. Note that the exact timing will vary by region and carrier.
The ColorOS 14 Global Beta Version rollout schedule