OPPO launches ColorOS 14 Global Version, Featuring Smart and Smooth Experiences
Marking the milestone of the 10th anniversary of OPPO ColorOS, the brand-new ColorOS 14 based on Android 14 introduces an optimised Aquamorphic Design, AI-powered smart features, ultra-smooth performance, and easy-to-use tools for safety and privacy.
17 January 2024, Singapore —— OPPO has officially unveiled the ColorOS 14 Global Version. As one of the first operating systems based on Android 14, ColorOS 14 introduces an optimized Aquamorphic Design, AI-powered smart features for improved efficiency, upgraded self-developed technology to offer ultra-smooth performance, and easy-to-use tools for safety and privacy protection. Since the launch of ColorOS in 2013, ColorOS has more than 600 million global monthly active users today, enriching lives for users globally through smarter and smoother experiences.
ColorOS 14 Smart & Smooth
More concise and intuitive UI with optimised Aquamorphic Design
Inspired by water, OPPO introduced users to the new design language in ColorOS 13, Aquamorphic Design, which established a harmonious connection between humans and technology. Built upon the highly awarded ColorOS 13, ColorOS 14 optimises Aquamorphic Design with new sound effects, color systems, interactions, and more, making the smartphone experience more concise and intuitive.
Sound is an invisible factor that plays a pivotal role in giving users an intuitive experience. OPPO partnered with professional academies to study users’ audio preferences and collaborated with the world’s top sound design teams, Sonic Minds and epicsound, to bring new sound effects to ColorOS 14. This includes ten sets of Aquamorphic-themed ringtones for calls, alarms, and notifications, as well as seven global UI sound designs to provide users with a harmonious audio experience across OPPO’s devices.
ColorOS 14 features an upgraded Aquamorphic Coloring system that can intelligently adapt to the smartphone’s status and time of day. By intelligently matching colors with context, this dynamic coloring system makes information receiving and understanding much more effective and intuitive while also providing a highly immersive and comfortable user experience.
Aquamorphic Coloring System1
A brand-new Aqua Dynamics design, introduced by ColorOS 14, enables more intuitive interactions for users. This feature integrates common forms of interaction into bubbles, capsules, and panels that expand from the status bar to present information in a way that naturally flows and merges with minimal disruption.
The award-winning Always-On Display (AOD), Homeland, depicts powerful scenes of wild animals in nature, and continues to be enhanced in ColorOS 14. Introducing a new GO Green Always-On Display (AOD), ColorOS 14 raises awareness about climate change and environmental protection, aligning with OPPO’s belief in “Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World.” The Go Green AOD includes three sets of Environment Vision pages, where each includes five environment-related animations that can change based on users’ daily step count, showing the reduced carbon dioxide emissions when choosing to walk, instead of taking other forms of transport.
Go Green AOD1
Boosting Efficiency with AI-powered Smart Features
Nowadays, AI plays a powerful role in boosting efficiency. ColorOS 14 is packed with a suite of impressive AI-powered smart features to help users improve efficiency in daily tasks.
AI-powered Smart Touch enables users to select content like text, images, and videos from the system and third-party apps2, collecting them on the File Dock, or even consolidating them into a single note by simple select and drag gestures.
The new File Dock on the Smart Sidebar allows users to share content across apps more easily through split-screen, floating windows, or the Dock itself. Content can be stored automatically in the File Dock and synced across different devices like smartphones and tablets to boost productivity3.
Smart Image Matting is a feature that enables users to crop multiple subjects like persons and animals out from a single image, and, for the first time on any smartphone, paused videos. Users can edit the cutouts in the File Pocket, File Dock, and split screen mode. They can also share with friends or use the cutouts to personalise a wallpaper or poster.
Smart Image Matting1
Ultra-smooth Performance with Upgraded Trinity Engine
Smooth performance is always at the core of user experience. Trinity Engine in ColorOS 14 enhances the smartphone’s smoothness and stability by efficiently managing computing resources, memory, and storage. The three key features of Trinity Engine include ROM Vitalization, RAM Vitalization, and CPU Vitalization.
The Trinity Engine
ROM Vitalization can free up memory space by compressing app and file data through App Compression and File Compression within the Phone Manager setting. Smartphones equipped with ROM Vitalization can save up to 21GB of storage space.
RAM Vitalization can accelerate memory performance to boost multi-app efficiency and keep more applications alive in the background. By reconstructing Android's underlying RAM mechanism, and using OPPO’s proprietary technologies, RAM Vitalization can keep frequently used apps running in the background for up to 72 hours. Users can switch apps more smoothly without feeling any sort of disconnect.
CPU Vitalization is OPPO’s industry-leading, system-level computing power scheduling technology. It includes a sophisticated computing power model that can precisely schedule power resources while determining the best balance between performance and power consumption. Users can enjoy a smoother user experience without draining the battery.
In addition, ColorOS 14 features Smart Charging, which is an AI algorithm that automatically adjusts the charging current based on the smartphone's usage status to help prevent unnecessary battery wear and tear. Arctic Mode has two options for users to select based on different scenarios.
Meticulous Safety and Privacy Protection
Safety and privacy are meticulously considered in every aspect. ColorOS has been recognised by authorised third-party organisations such as ISO, ePrivacy, TrustArc, and others. ColorOS 14 integrates the underlying privacy capabilities of Android 14 and introduces a new feature: Picture Keeper. This feature is designed to prevent apps from misusing permissions for your personal photos or videos. Apps have to obtain permission to access selected photos or videos each time, once users enable the new permission management.
Exploring brand-new ColorOS experiences in collaboration with OPPO’s strategic partners
OPPO has been working closely with its strategic partners to bring new value to the ColorOS experience. In ColorOS 14, users can now interact with Grab and view real-time ride updates through Aqua Dynamics4. Snapchat is now available through the lock-screen shortcut for faster user access. Also, OPPO and Microsoft bring together the remarkable worlds of Windows and ColorOS to create a seamless ecosystem. OPPO users now can easily sync their phones with their PCs through Phone Link5. Moreover, with up to 15GB of free cloud storage for each Google account, users can securely back up their photos and videos to Google Photos and enjoy them from any device.
ColorOS 14 roll-out schedule
The ColorOS 14 global rollout began on OPPO devices in the last quarter of 2023 and since then, more than 20 models have been upgraded. Following this, ColorOS 14 will be debut on the newly launched Reno 11 series and updated on more OPPO devices over the first half of 2024.
About OPPO 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 X 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.
About ColorOS ColorOS is a highly customized, efficient, intelligent, and richly designed Android-based mobile OS from OPPO. With over 600 million global monthly active users, ColorOS supports 68 languages, including English, Hindi, Thai, and Indonesian.
1The image shown here are indicative only. If there is inconsistency between the image and the actual product, the actual product shall govern. 2For the third-party apps, only text and images can be selected from Smart Touch feature. 3Multi-Device sync of File Dock is only available in selected regions and countries. 4This feature is available in Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia. 5For PC, it requires Windows 11 or Windows 10, May 2019 Update at the least. For ColorOS, it requires ColorOS 13.1 or higher version.