OPPO announced ColorOS 13 earlier this year. The new custom skin for OPPO smartphones is based on Android 13 and is scheduled to roll out to a bunch of devices in the coming months. OPPO has already rolled out the update to a select few devices in India and other markets. The company has now shared a detailed December roadmap for the rollout of ColorOS 13 in India and other markets.
OPPO will make its new Android 13-based update available for several smartphones in a phased manner. The update will be available for premium phones first, followed by mid-range and budget-segment devices. Let’s take a look at the ColorOS 13 rollout timeline for OPPO smartphones confirmed so far.
ColorOS 13: When Will Your OPPO Smartphone Get the New Android 13 Update?
OPPO has already made the ColorOS 13 update available for its Reno 8 series, which is the company’s most premium offering in India. The F21 Pro series is also receiving the new update in various markets. OPPO has now revealed that the Reno 7 series, which was launched earlier this year, will get the new ColorOS update based on Android 13 later this month.
The company confirmed the Reno 7 5G users in India can expect to get the new Android 13 update on or after December 15. On the same date, OPPO will roll out the new ColorOS update for the Reno 6 in India.
The company will also start rolling out the new ColorOS update for Reno 5 Pro and F19 Pro+ 5G users in India from December 28. A day later, the OPPO A74 5G will start receiving its Android 13 update in India.
The update will be rolled out in a phased manner. Therefore, it could be possible that you might not get the latest update on the scheduled date. OPPO will make the update available for your handset within a few days if it is not rolled out on the said date mentioned above. To check if your device has received an update, you can go to Settings > Software Update. Once the update is available, tap on download and install.
The company has also announced support for the ColorOS 13 beta for a bunch of phones. The F21s Pro 5G, F19, F19s and A77s will be eligible for the beta update later this month.
The new ColorOS 13 update gets many new features. OPPO has made some visual tweaks and is calling it the Aquamorphic design. The company claims that users can expect smoother, more natural and vivid animations. In addition to this, the update introduces support for adding larger folders to the home screen. Users can also add a new Bitmoji for Always-on Display (AoD) animations.
The new update, while introducing new features, is also claimed to be more efficient than ever. OPPO has also added some layers of privacy and security. For starters, the update introduces an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots to hide personal and sensitive data. OPPO has also added support for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files. You can click here to check more details about the new ColorOS 13 features.