Global leading smart device brand OPPO recently announced the rollout of a major software update for its flagship foldable phone, the Find N2 Flip, which further enhances functionality of its cover display. The Find N2 Flip will also be one of the first devices to receive the Android 14 Beta update following the success of OPPO’s ColorOS 13 at the 2023 iF Design Awards.
The new Spotify Widget, jointly developed by OPPO and Spotify exclusively for the Find N2 Flip, maximises the utility of the largest cover screen of any flip phone. Users can enjoy full play control, the Heart button and content recommendations without unfolding their device.
Morgan Halim, Managing Director of OPPO New Zealand, said: “This update is well-aligned with our commitment to provide the best possible experience for our customers. We’re always striving to achieve more with our flagship devices and teaming up with Spotify to provide an even more immersive experience for our users, is no exception. We’re excited for Find N2 Flip users to be able to utilise the industry-leading 3.26-inch cover screen of the Find N2 Flip to increasingly express their creativity and listen to music with ease.”
"While we’re very excited about this update, we’re proud to say that this is just the start of what’s to come.”
A custom-built Speech-to-Text quick reply feature has also dropped and is accessible through the cover screen when users receive a message. All apps that enable quick reply will support Speech-to-Text, including WhatsApp, Messenger, Messages by Google, Telegram and LINE.
This is the first significant update for the Find N2 Flip since its New Zealand launch in March 2023. It signals OPPO’s four-year commitment to major device improvements, which will roll out worldwide from mid-April. Speech-to-Text will automatically update, while users can manually add the Spotify widget through the screen widgets settings under “Pocket Player.”
OPPO Find N2 Flip Will Be One of the First Devices to Receive the Android 14 Beta 1 Update
OPPO have also announced that the Find N2 Flip will be one of the first smartphones in the world to receive the new Google Android 14 Beta 1 update. Developers and early-adopters can get their hands on the developer’s version of ColorOS built around the first beta of Android 14, experimenting with new features and APIs on their OPPO flip phone.
“OPPO Find N2 Flip sets an impressive standard for flip smartphones. We have combined industry-leading engineering and innovation with intuitive design principles to bring the Find N2 Flip to consumers,” said Morgan Halim. “Working closely with Google, we recently brought the Speech-to-Text feature to the cover screen of Find N2 Flip. With Android 14, we will continue to advance the technology behind foldable phones, combining cutting-edge hardware with state-of-the-art software.”
Android 14 includes several updates to enhance productivity, performance, privacy, security, and user customisation. It offers more intuitive system user interfaces, such as the new mid-display back arrow and an improved system share sheet. To strengthen users’ privacy, the system allows apps to limit visibility of specified views only to accessibility services.
Foldable devices provide an opportunity for innovative app development. Developers are encouraged to use Android APIs, tools, and resources provided by Google to build apps designed for large and small screens.
Android 14 Beta 1 update will be available for OPPO Find N2 Flip and developers can download the developer’s version of ColorOS built around Android 14 Beta 1 right now. Later this year, Find N2 Flip global users can look forward to enjoying the public version of ColorOS based on Android 14.
OPPO ColorOS 13 Wins Six Awards in 2023 iF Design Awards
OPPO's latest operating system, ColorOS 13, was honoured with six prestigious awards at the 2023 iF Design Awards. Competing against 11,000 entries from 56 countries, ColorOS 13 received five awards in the User Experience (UX) category for its Aquamorphic Design, Multi-Screen Connect, Smart Sidebar Suggestions, Game Assistant, Smart Wallet, and one award in the App category for Clone Phone. The six awards add to the growing recognition for ColorOS 13 and OPPO's ongoing commitment to creating products with a sleek and intuitive user experience.
The iF Design Awards are amongst the most prestigious design awards in the world. In addition to winning the six awards for ColorOS 13, OPPO also received an award for the OPPO Find N2 Flip smartphone in acknowledgement of OPPO’s achievements in designing new and exciting form factors.
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO also provides its users with ColorOS operating system and internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO has footprints in more than 60 countries and regions, with more than 40,000 employees dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.
ColorOS is a highly customized, efficient, intelligent, and richly designed Android-based mobile OS from OPPO. With over 500 million global monthly active users, ColorOS supports 67 languages, including English, Hindi, Thai, and Indonesian.