Oppo is launching its ColorOS 13 update as we speak, and has detailed the options which might be on the best way for its units as they’re upgraded to its taste of Android 13. Oppo — which like Vivo, OnePlus, and different Chinese manufacturers is managed by the tech large BBK Electronics — says the update will likely be arriving first on the Find X5 and Find X5 Pro this month, forward of its launch on round 33 extra fashions within the Find, Reno, A, F, and Ok ranges earlier than the top of the 12 months.
One of the smaller options value calling out is a neat pixelation feature that’ll be out there for screenshots in WhatsApp and Messenger chats. A brand new “Pixelate” possibility seems within the modifying window, which will be tapped to routinely blur out the contact’s title and profile image (as proven within the animation above). You may also use the device to manually blur out the contents of messages. It may very well be a useful little feature if you wish to shortly share a message alternate with out revealing each element.
As you’d anticipate, ColorOS 13 contains lots of the customary options that Google has constructed into this 12 months’s Android update equivalent to enhanced privateness settings or the flexibility to reflect Google Messages on a paired Chromebook. There are additionally some apparent similarities with Oppo sub-brand OnePlus’ (*13*), which runs on the same underlying codebase as ColorOS. The two updates share the identical always-on show widget designs, together with one for Spotify with built-in playback controls, in addition to related design tweaks that embrace residence display screen widgets and resizable folders.
But there are additionally some new options for ColorOS 13 which have but to be introduced for OxygenOS. For instance, Oppo has introduced a new “Multi-Screen Connect” screen-mirroring feature which is able to permit as much as three home windows from a cellphone to be displayed on a linked Windows PC. That contains two background apps alongside one direct mirror of a cellphone’s show. The connectivity additionally simplifies the switch of information between a smartphone and Windows, in keeping with Oppo’s announcement.
Another small-yet-potentially-handy feature is one thing Oppo is looking “Meeting Assistant,” which is designed to enhance the reliability of calls made by way of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet by prioritizing their visitors information over different apps. It additionally reduces the scale of incoming notifications in an try to make them much less distracting whereas on a name.
Under the hood upgrades claimed for ColorOS 13 embrace the debut of what Oppo is looking the “Dynamic Computing Engine,” which it says will enhance battery life and permit extra apps to be stored open within the background.
The launch of ColorOS 13 comes simply days after the official launch of Android 13 for Pixel devices, making Oppo one of many first third-party Android producers to start out rolling out the newest model of Google’s working system. Check out Oppo’s graphic beneath to see its projected timeline for the update to be out there throughout its vary of handsets.