OPPO launches ColorOS 14 globally — Eligible devices, roll out schedule

OPPO has introduced the ColorOS 14 Global Version, marking the 10th anniversary of ColorOS, introduced in 2013, now boasting over 600 million global monthly active users.

This new operating system, based on Android 14, brings optimized Aquamorphic Design, smart AI features, improved self-developed technology for smooth performance, and enhanced safety and privacy tools.

Aquamorphic Design

ColorOS 14 builds upon the success of ColorOS 13, introducing an optimized Aquamorphic Design that enhances the smartphone experience. With new sound effects, color systems, and interactions, the UI becomes more concise and intuitive.

  • New Sound Effects: OPPO collaborated with experts to create Aquamorphic-themed ringtones, providing users with a harmonious audio experience.
  • Aquamorphic Colouring System: The upgraded coloring system adapts intelligently to the smartphone’s status, time, and on-screen content, making information reception more effective and intuitive.
  • Aqua Dynamics Design: A new design for more intuitive interactions, integrating common forms into bubbles, capsules, and panels, minimizing disruption.

  • Always-On Display Enhancement: The award-winning Always-On Display, named Homeland, now includes a new GO Green feature, promoting climate change awareness.

AI-powered Smart Features

ColorOS 14 incorporates AI-powered smart features to enhance daily task efficiency.

  • Smart Touch: Allows users to collect and organize content easily through simple select and drag gestures.
  • File Dock: Enables easier content sharing across apps, boosting productivity and syncing across devices.
  • Smart Image Matting: Allows users to crop subjects from images or paused videos and edit them in various modes.
Upgraded Trinity Engine

The Trinity Engine in ColorOS 14 optimizes smartphone smoothness and stability through ROM, RAM, and CPU Vitalization.

  • ROM Vitalization: Frees up memory space, saving up to 20GB.
  • RAM Vitalization: Boosts multi-app efficiency and maintains frequently used apps in the background for up to 72 hours.
  • CPU Vitalization: Optimizes system-level computing power scheduling for a smoother user experience.
  • Smart Charging and Arctic Mode: AI algorithms adjust charging based on usage, preventing unnecessary battery wear.
Safety and Privacy Protection

ColorOS 14 prioritizes safety and privacy, integrating Android 14 capabilities and introducing the Picture Keeper feature. This prevents apps from misusing permissions for personal photos or videos.

Snapchat Integration with ColorOS 14

OPPO continues its collaboration with Snapchat, introducing new features such as the Snapchat lock-screen shortcut and Snapchat widget for Shelf. Snapchat is among the first third-party apps to directly integrate into the Shelf Card.

Snapchat Lock Screen Shortcut: This makes accessing the Snapchat camera quick and convenient for capturing and sharing moments.

  • How to Set Lock Screen Shortcut: Navigate to Settings > Lock Screen > Add Shortcuts > Select Snapchat.

Snap Map Widget on Oppo’s Shelf Card: Users can add a Snap Map widget to Oppo’s Shelf Card, this widget lets users pin a friend’s location, view their latest Snaps and activities, and is accessible with a simple swipe-down from anywhere in the OS.

  • How to Add Snap Map Widget: Swipe down to access the Shelf > Choose Add Widget > Select Snap Map to pin a friend’s location for easy access.
Availability and Rollout

Starting today, the official Global Version begins with the Find N2 Flip in selected regions, following the ColorOS 14 Global Beta Version rollout that started in October.

Speaking at the launch of ColorOS 14, Haizhou Zhu, ColorOS Senior Product Manager, OPPO, said:

Our collaboration with Snapchat signifies a fresh venture into the potential of smartphone operating systems. Through the integration of intelligent, user-focused features developed in collaboration with our partners, we present a more intelligent and seamless operating system, allowing users to engage more profoundly in the personalized Snapchat experience and other cherished features on their OPPO devices.

Commenting on the partnership, Juan David Borrero, Director of OEM Partnerships, Snap Inc. said:

Our partnership with OPPO underscores our dedication to creating user-friendly experiences. These latest features are designed for our Indian users, who delight in using the camera to visually express themselves with friends and family. We look forward to witnessing how these enhancements will enhance their everyday smartphone experience!