Android 13 is here, and with it, OPPO has revamped ColorOS not only with Google’s latest update but a selection of new and better in-house features. ColorOS 13 has been updated for maximum efficiency and introduces cutting-edge smart capabilities to make the most of your apps and the technology in your phone, in addition to improved graphics and sophisticated customization tools.
Here’s what you need to know about how OPPO’s latest technologies empower system performance and useful features in ColorOS 13.
Dynamic Computing Engine
High performance is now frequently taken for granted thanks to powerful processors and quick displays, but if recent chips are any indication, getting silky smooth performance still frequently comes at a cost to power consumption. The introduction of the Dynamic Computing Engine, an internal initiative to increase task scheduling effectiveness to boost performance and lower battery consumption, is one of OPPO’s key enhancements with ColorOS 13.
Through what is referred to as OPPO’s computing power paradigm, the first half of the Dynamic Computing Engine strives to enhance common task scheduling. Three tiers of CPU cores seek peak performance, sustained performance, and low power consumption in today’s multi-core smartphone chipsets. Performance and power consumption of a phone are influenced by how apps and tasks are distributed around CPU cores.
For example, running a background task on a large, powerful CPU would make it run more rapidly, but since it is a background process, you would only notice the increased power usage. So these kinds of operations should ideally be done on the lower power cores. To ensure responsiveness, it is best to use a strong CPU while starting a new app. The situation becomes trickier when balancing loads from multiple apps, all demanding CPU, GPU, and other resources at once.
The developers at OPPO spent three years simulating millions of similar situations in an effort to remedy the situation. OPPO is able to precisely plan computational resources from hardware, such as CPU, GPU, and DDR, using a computing power model. To ensure snappy apps and all-day battery life, the resulting scheduling processing power model achieves the perfect combination of high performance and low power consumption.
The proof is in the pudding: OPPO reports that its Find X5 Pro, equipped with this feature through ColorOS 13, can top an impressive 34 hours of battery life for doing everyday things. Their lab tests also showcase scenarios during which the Find X5 Pro can support up to 22 hours of video playback, 9 hours of continual gaming, and 8 hours of video calling.
The second aspect of the issue is performance limitations caused by running many apps simultaneously. The parallel processing engine developed by OPPO attempts to eliminate lag and interruptions brought on by memory use disputes. Processes must wait until the memory is free to access because “memory contention,” also known as locks, happens when many CPU threads attempt to access the same block of memory at the same time. This is a particularly troublesome bottleneck in multithreaded workloads and when releasing and swapping huge blocks of data into and out of RAM, like when relocating an outdated app to a swap partition to free up memory.
The Dynamic Computing Engine has two approaches to this. First, OPPO parallelizes operations, such memory allocation and reclaim, breaking huge locks into smaller locks and helping apps to recover from a stall more rapidly. Second, the engine delays shifting programs to swap storage for a longer period of time, which reduces the possibility of massive locks in the first place. Therefore, the smartphone can now maintain multiple programs in the background, and users can switch between apps without experiencing slowness or losing the status of an app.
Additional computing technologies, such as Parallel Computing, High-Performance Computing, Intelligent Computing, and Device-Could Collaborative Computing, will be added to the Dynamic Computing Engine in upcoming versions. The Dynamic Computing Engine will continue to provide comprehensive enhancement to the fundamental experience in the upcoming years as a system-level technical solution.
It’s not just about making daily activities more fluid, effective, and battery-friendly with Color OS 13. It also makes use of these technological advancements to introduce some brand-new, sparkling features!
Privacy is a priority
Performance is excellent, of course, but a premium modern smartphone experience consists of much more than performance. Today, privacy is equally crucial, and ColorOS 13 offers some interesting new capabilities in this area as well.
With ColorOS 13’s new Auto Pixelate feature, OPPO protects privacy with a self-created on-device AI system. Without access to the contents of your communications, Auto Pixelate can detect and automatically blur profile images and names in screenshots taken from Messenger and WhatsApp. Excellent if you want to share screenshots with contacts while maintaining user anonymity.
Likewise, OPPO’s Private Safe for keeping critical documents, images, and videos is more secure than ever. The industry-standard AES algorithm now protects Private Safe directories. ColorOS 13 is OPPO’s most secure operating system to date when combined with Android 13’s built-in auto-clearing clipboard, Wi-Fi location concealing, and other privacy features.
Improved always-on display
If you think all of that is fairly clever, ColorOS 13 has a few other clever features in store that are intended to utilize the hardware and software of OPPO’s smartphone.
The advantages of LTPO display technology have previously been demonstrated by OPPO’s premium smartphones, which can dynamically drop refresh rates to conserve performance while still offering silky smooth high refresh rates upon request. OPPO is utilizing LTPO2.0 with Always-On Display in ColorOS 13 to lower refresh rates to just 1Hz. Through Smart Always-On Display, you can still quickly check your notifications and use apps like Spotify without turning on your display. But in comparison to non-dynamic refresh rates, power consumption is further decreased by up to 30%.
ColorOS 13 also boasts improvements to OPPO’s Quantum Animation Engine. The introduction of behavioral gesture prediction allows ColorOS to anticipate multi-gesture operations, improving responsiveness for more complex interactions and ensuring a fluid and intuitive UI experience.
New file transfer
Additionally, OPPO Share has been improved to support a large number of additional file kinds without using up your data plan. Files can now be transferred between devices using OPPO Share as part of Multi-Screen Connect, regardless of their format or the hardware of smartphones. Users who use numerous devices might increase productivity by sharing their clipboards. Aside from supporting smooth communication between your smartphone and PC, Multi-Screen Connect also offers connectivity between your smartphone and the OPPO Pad Air.
Overall, OPPO’s Dynamic Computing Engine promises to enhance not just the performance of individual apps but also crucial multitasking and power consumption characteristics.
OPPO is rapidly establishing a distinctive personality for its Android handsets, as evidenced by ColorOS 13, which is much more than just an Android 13 upgrade. There is enough of innovation for consumers to get their teeth into with under-the-hood technological advancements and optimizations for peak performance and battery life, combined with user-facing improvements to multitasking, privacy, and the UI.