The company has teased its update, and it will bring many of Android 13’s main features
Oppo’s next major update will be based on Android 13, and the company has confirmed that we will learn how it differs from Google’s software on August 18th. A new teaser from the company confirms that it is holding a global event for the latest version of its software that will begin at 7 am ET.
The company has not yet confirmed some specifics for its software update, but it is noted that most of what makes Android 13 suitable will make its way to Oppo phones. In a press release, Oppo said, “ColorOS 13 integrates with Android 13’s core security and privacy features, and provides customization similar to Google’s Your Device.”
Oppo has not confirmed which phones will get the software first. A current beta for ColorOS 13 has Oppo Find N, Find X5, and Find X5 Pro can all be updated to preview the build of the software. As a result, we think that these three phones will be in the mix for the first devices to run the latest software. That said, an earlier leak from 91mobiles said that the Oppo Reno 8 series will be the first to receive the update.
Oppo has not yet revealed a timeline for when the final ColorOS 13 software will be released, so we expect to hear about that on August 18. If you’re interested in getting ColorOS 13 on your device, you can sign up for the beta program, but it’s limited. Only 1,000 users are allowed at a time, and it is only available in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, UAE, France, and Australia.
It will be interesting to see how the new software differs from the previously announced OxygenOS 13 for OnePlus phones. Oppo’s ColorOS now shares a codebase with OnePlus’s software, so the similarities are obvious. OnePlus and Oppo previously set out to share user interface design across products, but pushback from OnePlus fans meant the company decided to call off the partnership together in early 2022.