Android 13 is available, and with it, OPPO has updated ColorOS not only with the latest Google tweaks but also with a selection of new and improved internal features. In addition to redesigned visuals and advanced customization tools, ColorOS 13 has been revamped for peak performance and unlocks innovative smart features to get the most out of your apps and phone hardware.
Here’s what you need to know about how OPPO’s latest technologies enable system performance and useful features in ColorOS 13.
What is a dynamic computing engine?
With high-end processors and fast displays, high performance is often taken for granted these days, but if modern chips are anything to do, getting silky smooth performance often comes at the cost of power consumption. One of OPPO’s major improvements with ColorOS 13 is the introduction of the Dynamic Computing Engine – an internal effort to improve task scheduling efficiency to boost performance and reduce power consumption.
The first half of the Dynamic Computing Engine aims to improve the scheduling of common tasks through OPPO’s so-called computing power model. Modern multi-core smartphone chipsets consist of three layers of CPU cores that target peak performance, sustainable performance, and low power consumption. Balancing the applications and tasks to which the CPU cores are allocated affects phone performance and power drain. For example, a background task on a large, powerful CPU might run more quickly, but since it’s a background job, you’ll only notice additional power consumption rather than extra speed. So these types of tasks should ideally be done on low power cores. In contrast, opening a new application should ideally be done with a powerful CPU to ensure responsiveness. The situation becomes more complex when balancing the loads from multiple applications and all the CPU, GPU, and other resources simultaneously.
To improve the status quo, OPPO engineers spent three years simulating millions of such scenarios. Using the computing power model, OPPO can precisely schedule computing resources from devices such as CPU, GPU, and DDR. The resulting computing scheduling power model optimizes the perfect balance between high performance and low power consumption to ensure fast applications and all-day battery life.
And the proof is in the candy: OPPO reports that the Find X5 Pro, which is equipped with this feature through ColorOS 13, can top out with an impressive 34 hours of battery life for doing everyday things. Lab tests also show scenarios in which the Find X5 Pro can support up to 22 hours of video playback, 9 hours of continuous gameplay, and 8 hours of video calling.
Feel the speed
Now, the second half of the problem is performance bottlenecks when running multiple apps simultaneously. OPPO’s Parallel Computing Engine aims to address lags and hangs caused by memory usage conflict. Memory contention, or locks, occurs when multiple CPU threads try to access the same block of memory at the same time, so processes have to wait for memory access to be freed. This is a particularly problematic bottleneck in multithreaded workloads and when freeing and swapping large data sets in and out of RAM, such as when moving an old application to a swap partition to free memory.
This dynamic computing engine handles in two ways. First, OPPO parallels operations such as allocating and restoring memory, splitting large locks into smaller locks and allowing apps to recover from the kiosk more quickly. Second, the engine keeps apps running in RAM for longer before moving them to swap storage, reducing the possibility of large locks in the first place. So far, the smartphone can keep more apps alive behind the scenes, and users can easily switch between apps without experiencing delays while switching or losing status within the app.
OPPO also plans to enhance the dynamic computing engine with more computing technologies to reveal in future updates, including parallel computing, high-performance computing, intelligent computing, and hardware collaborative computing. As a system-wide technology solution, the Dynamic Computing Engine will continue to deliver comprehensive optimization of the core experience in the coming years.
New abilities unlocked!
Color OS 13 isn’t just about making the things you do every day smoother, more efficient, and less taxing on your battery. It also takes advantage of these technical innovations to bring some shiny new features to the table!
The performance is obviously great, but it’s just a small part of the premium modern smartphone experience. Today, privacy is just as important, and ColorOS 13 brings some great new features here as well.
OPPO uses a self-developed on-device AI algorithm to protect privacy with the new Auto Pixelate feature in ColorOS 13. Auto Pixelate can automatically recognize and blur profile pictures and names in Messenger and Whatsapp screenshots without accessing the content of your messages. Great if you want to share screenshots between contacts without revealing user identities.
ColorOS 13 Auto Pixelate
Likewise, OPPO’s Private Safe to protect sensitive documents, photos and videos is more secure than ever. Secure private directories are now protected with the industry standard AES algorithm. ColorOS 13, combined with Android 13’s built-in automatic clipboard scanning, Wi-Fi location hiding, and other privacy features, is OPPO’s most secure operating system to date.
Permanent display optimization
If this all sounds too smart, ColorOS 13 has some of the smartest features in store designed to maximize the hardware and software of your OPPO phone.
OPPO’s flagship smartphones have previously demonstrated the benefits of LTPO display technology to dynamically lower refresh rates to deliver performance while still delivering smooth, on-demand refresh rates. With ColorOS 13, OPPO takes advantage of LTPO2.0 with Always-On Display to reduce refresh rates to just 1 Hz. You can still quickly check notifications and interact with apps like Spotify with the Smart Always-On Display without turning on your screen. But power consumption is reduced by up to 30% compared to non-dynamic refresh rates.
A quantum leap in the user interface
ColorOS 13 also includes improvements to OPPO’s Quantum Animation Engine. The introduction of Behavioral Gesture Prediction allows ColorOS to anticipate multi-gesture operations, improve responsiveness to the most complex interactions and ensure a smooth and intuitive user interface experience.
Transfer smaller files
OPPO Share is also optimized to support many other file types without taking up your data plan. OPPO Share, as part of Multi-Screen Connect, can transfer files between devices regardless of their format or smartphone devices. Clipboard sharing is also designed to improve productivity for users working on multiple devices. Moreover, the multi-screen connection not only supports seamless connection between your smartphone and PC, but also supports the connection between your smartphone and OPPO Pad Air as well.
Altogether, OPPO’s Dynamic Computing Engine aims not only to improve the performance of individual applications, but also basic multitasking and power consumption characteristics as well.
ColorOS 13 is more than just an upgrade to Android 13 – it’s packed with new and innovative features and shows that OPPO is increasingly carving a unique identity for its Android smartphones. With innovations and technical improvements under the hood for peak performance and battery life, along with user-facing improvements for multitasking, privacy, and user interface, there are plenty of innovations for users to sink their teeth into.
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