OPPO Announces 4 Major ColorOS Updates and 5 Years of Security Patch Updates for Flagship Models in 2023

Oppo has rolled out ColorOS 13 to as many as 33 devices globally since its introduction in August 2022.


Following the footsteps of Samsung and OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone giant Oppo has now announced that its flagship smartphones will be eligible for up to five years of the update. Oppo says that its upcoming flagship smartphones will be eligible for four major ColoroOS updates. Oppo shared the announcement through its official ColorOS micro-site.

Even though the upcoming flagship smartphones from Oppo will receive four major ColorOS updates, the company will provide security patch updates to flagship smartphones for as long as five years. It is worth noting that Oppo’s new update policy is not applicable for existing flagship smartphones and will only apply to select upcoming flagships launching.

This means that existing Oppo flagships such as Oppo Find X5, Oppo Find X5 Pro, and others will not be benefitted from this new update policy. Oppo also announced that since the introduction of ColorOS 13 in August this year, the brand has rolled out the update for as many as 33 smartphones globally. This makes the ColorOS 13 the fastest and biggest ColorOS update rollout to date.

Oppo says that the current iteration of ColorOS, based on Android 13, is designed for simplicity and comfort. The company says that ColorOS 13 provides smoother, more natural, and more vivid animations. To those unaware, the ColorOS 13 brings with it an all-new Aquamorphic Design, Smart AOD, Multi-Screen connect, and much more. The ColorOS 13 also provides users an option to add larger folders on the home screen along with personalisation options.

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Oppo’s ColorOS 13 also features an all-new Always-on Display which allows users to use bitmojis on their lock screen. Users also get an option to see information from apps like Spotify, Swiggy, and Zomato on their lock screen as part of the Always-on Display. The ColorOS 13 also comes with better privacy and enhanced security including an all-new Pixelated screenshot feature which hides personal information and sensitive data automatically from a chat screenshot

Oppo has also equipped the ColorOS 13 with an advanced encryption standard (AES) which encrypts all files for enhanced security. To check out the top features of ColorOS 13, make sure to head over to this post. To keep a track of the Oppo ColorOS 13 update for your Oppo smartphone, you can keep an eye on our ColorOS 13 update tracker.

Oppo has adapted to five years update policy before the launch of the Oppo Find X6 Series, so we can expect the Find X6 series smartphones to get four major ColorOS updates and five years of Android security patch updates.

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