Chinese smart device brand OPPO released the global version of its latest Android-based operating system, ColorOS 13, on August 18. Featuring the new Aquamorphic Design, the operating system includes a range of new features for smart multi-device connections to further enhance productivity with intelligent experiences.
Based on the newly released Android 13, ColorOS 13 features a new Theme Palette inspired by the changing color of light between sunrise and sunset at sea level, while the new system font improves the readability of system text in any language.
ColorOS 13 also delivers a more intuitive user experience through the integration of different Aquamorphic Effects into the system animations, UI, and Quantum Animation Engine with new Behavioral Prediction based on users’ control intentions. This is complemented by OPPO’s human-centric inclusive design language, which introduces Empty State Illustrations, Adaptive Layouts for different screen sizes, and recognizable icons to enhance readability and overall ease of use.
Also, a new series Always-On Display images is called “Homeland”, which depict scenes of animals in nature. The Always-On Display animations reveal the changes in the homes where the animals live and, based on daily temperature changes, will alert users to climate change and the togetherness of the earth’s inhabitants.
ColorOS 13 marks the debut of the Dynamic Computing Engine, OPPO’s system-level technical solutions developed in-house, to deliver a much smoother and more stable system in addition to all-round improvements to the fundamental user experience. The Engine brings two major improvements to ColorOS 13, including increased battery life and the ability to keep more apps open in the background.
With online meetings becoming increasingly common following the Covid-19 pandemic, OPPO has developed the industry’s first Meeting Assistant for smartphones designed specifically for online meetings. The Meeting Assistant can automatically prioritize wireless data packages to provide a more stable connection during online meetings. It also simplifies banner notifications to minimize distractions while allowing users to add an OPPO Notes shortcut that helps to take meeting minutes with Notes in a small pop-up window.
Privacy and security have been a prior focus of ColorOS since the very beginning. ColorOS 13 integrates the underlying privacy protection features of Android 13 while OPPO’s own modifications play an equally important role in boosting privacy and security.
In addition, OPPO has been working closely with Google during the development of ColorOS 13 to explore ways of bringing better value to the Android OS experience. OPPO’s flagship Find N foldable smartphone and Find X5 Pro flagship smartphone were announced as 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 to work together with Google to build a richer Android ecosystem.