ColorOS 14 advanced public testing experience, new system, what’s new?

Ten years, for trees, may be just a glimpse of their long years; for a century-old enterprise, it is just a chapter in the thick history; but for smartphone manufacturers, it is still a critical and compact period. The long journey is full of challenges and changes.

Unconsciously, ColorOS, which represents the "soul" of OPPO, has gone through its first decade and has gained more than 600 million monthly active users around the world.

In the past ten years, our mobile phone usage habits and needs have undergone tremendous changes.

At a time when network speeds reach 5G and intelligence is bundled with AI, ColorOS 14 has also received the support of three major technologies: AndeGPT, Pantanal's self-developed system and supercomputing platform, presenting complex technologies in the most intuitive and simple way. A comprehensive and smooth experience becomes a daily habit for users.

Therefore, before ColorOS 14 was officially released at ODC2023, Aifaner invited several sugar paper experiencers to experience the new ColorOS 14 system in advance.

From the perspective of different social role identities, the new ColorOS 14 can indeed bring them some small upgrade shocks.

Aquatic design: easy to use for the first time, easy to use again

The design that belongs to the times is to serve the present and catch up with the fashion trends of the era.

Over the past ten years, ColorOS has gone through three major iterations of aesthetic style.

From the skeuomorphic design of ColorOS 1.0 in 2013, to the "borderless design" of ColorOS 7 based on oriental aesthetics in 2019, to the "aquatic design" that absorbs natural inspiration in 2021, you can see that every design transformation of ColorOS is both a reflection of the The thinking and response to trendy aesthetics are also full of ingenuity in science, technology and humanities.

Of course, the entire iteration process is in line with the design trends and user needs of mobile operating systems. Whether it is moving from skeuomorphism to flatness, or further using fine-tuning of light, shadow, lines and materials to present "light skeuomorphism", these are all designs that belong to the times and meet the needs of public aesthetics.

▲ Picture from: Candy Paper Experiencer@dailei

The new ColorOS 14 continues the concept of "aquatic design" and injects life tension into system interaction and interface presentation to bring a vibrant, fluid, smooth, smart, and smooth experience.

The well-known digital blogger @水拉小妹 is also an old user of OPPO mobile phones. Compared with the previous generation ColorOS 13, the new ColorOS 14 gave her a "sense of familiarity" when she first saw it.

Later, as the use deepened, she also realized that what came from her fingertips was the extremely smooth and smooth feeling of the interactive flow of the interface:

This feeling is like a brain suddenly enlightened. The interface is still very familiar, but you can feel that ColorOS 14 has become smarter. As a long-time user, I really like this update that maintains a familiar feel.

▲Picture from: Candy Paper Experiencer@shulanxiaojie

For mass users, ColorOS is easy to use for the first time and will be comfortable to use again.

Therefore, the upgrade of ColorOS 14 does not focus on tangible appearance changes, but on many intangible experience improvements.

To sum it up in three words, it is smarter, smoother and safer.

Intelligent interaction: integrating unified fluid cloud

At present, we are facing an information explosion and information overload. The complexity and overload of notifications are dilemmas that most users have to face.

In fact, ColorOS has always been thinking about the logical relationship of notification messages, and launched the "flashback key" function earlier. Users can more efficiently respond to real-time notifications that need to be waited for, thereby achieving brisk and efficient operations. experience.

Now, in order to allow real-time notifications to be known at a conspicuous place and be called at any time; and to allow application notifications to be intelligently arranged neatly in order of priority, ColorOS 14 has chosen to once again reshape the way notification messages are presented, based on ubiquitous services. Brand new "fluid cloud" interaction.

▲ Picture from candy wrapper experiencer @金正宇

For some important real-time information, "Fluid Cloud" will intelligently appear on the side of the status bar, flow important information on demand, and provide reminders in three forms: bubbles, capsules, and panels, allowing users to know the priority of information at a glance. .

For example, when preparing to take a flight at the airport, users may not always pay attention to the dynamic changes in flight information when using their mobile phones to refresh the information flow or chat on WeChat before boarding the plane. When the boarding gate changes, the system will push it to the user as soon as possible through a card notification, which will appear on the top bar of the mobile phone for 3.5 seconds. Then it will turn into a capsule notification and stay in the status bar for 3.5 seconds, and then it will not interfere with the user's work. In this case, it becomes a weak reminder.

▲ Picture from: Sugar Paper Experiencer@元方

Of course, if the system recognizes that the user is not looking at the phone at the moment, the important information about the boarding gate change will also be broadcast through the headphones, allowing important notification reminders to reach the user in a timely manner in the form of multi-device circulation.

For @Yuanfang who often needs to travel for business and frequently check in to get to the station, "Fluid Cloud" can alleviate the anxiety of missing the high-speed rail:

When traveling on the high-speed rail, "Liquid Cloud" will intelligently remind you of ticket gate, seat number and other order status and order details related information on the day. When checking in, a reminder will pop up like when boarding an airplane. For people like Yuan Fang who like to visit places, this function can alleviate the anxiety of missing the high-speed train, and long press the capsule to pop up the itinerary information panel.

As for why the reminder rhythm should be set to 3.5 seconds? The ColorOS Fluid Cloud design team said that after a large amount of human factors research, they found that the pop-up information content has a significant impact on the user's information acquisition efficiency: in the case of a single line, the information reading and time ratio is 3.5 seconds; two-line notifications It is 6.5 seconds; therefore, the amount of information pushed by Fluid Cloud is similar to that of a single-line notification, so the display is set to 3.5 seconds.

In order to avoid the "fluid cloud" reminder being too disturbing, the design team was also inspired by "periscope interaction" and conducted a detailed quantitative study on the height and position of the card:

When the ratio of the minimum height of the card to the height of the screen is between 9% and 10%, and the ratio of the maximum height of the card and the height of the screen is between 17% and 18%, the card is just easy for the user to operate, and at the same time it is "not missed" and "do not bother".

Of course, in addition to displaying information content, "Fluid Cloud" is also a shortcut that allows you to reach it at just one click. You can directly access the information application itself with a single click. If you press and hold, the Fluid Cloud will also expand into a panel form and form a floating window. The format allows you to learn important content.

ColorOS 14 has been adapted in advance for real-time event notifications of a large number of system-level applications, providing a more intuitive "fluid cloud" progress display, and giving directly touchable interaction buttons.

As a financial practitioner and a self-media slash young man, @婷姚 always feels that ColorOS 14’s “fluid cloud” function is particularly practical in business travel scenarios:

After actually experiencing the fluid cloud, I felt that it was orderly and hierarchical. Especially the active display of flight information, such as the boarding gate, luggage carousel and other information, is very convenient when it is permanently displayed on the top of the phone. When recording a meeting, you can also pause and mark it at any time through the fluid cloud, which is direct and clear without interfering with other functions of the phone. For normal use, it is very practical for people like me who often travel for business meetings.

Fluid Cloud makes cross-end service push more orderly and interactions more in line with user intuition. Thanks to the new adaptive interaction framework of the Pantanal series, this technology supports templated code writing and responsive layout, and can help third-party applications quickly complete multiple forms (icons, capsules, cards) and multiple interaction forms (voice, Adaptation development for fluid cloud, vehicle and machine).

We also look forward to more and more third-party applications that can quickly adapt to "fluid cloud" interaction.

Smart travel: one-stop travel at home and abroad

This year, people’s craze for traveling continues to heat up. According to statistics from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in the first three quarters of 2023, the total number of domestic tourism trips was 3.674 billion, a year-on-year increase of 75.5%; in the first half of 2023, the national immigration management agencies inspected a total of 1.68 people entering and exiting the country. 100 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 169.6%.

Therefore, in terms of service experience, ColorOS's ubiquitous services have also been integrated and upgraded in response to the growing demand for travel. On the basis of high-speed rail travel, flight travel, and subway commuting, a "one-stop travel" smart experience has been added.

Through geo-fencing and user intention learning, ColorOS 14 can identify that the user has purchased air tickets/train tickets/attraction tickets, or that the user is not in the city where he or she is resident, but in other cities. In this case, ColorOS 14 will detect the situation with the user's authorization. , proactively senses the user's location, and actively and intelligently pushes city play list cards to users.

By clicking on relevant cards, users can browse well-known tourist attractions, delicacies, and other fun places to visit. They can also recommend relevant hotel accommodation and other information based on location, eliminating the need for tedious search guides.

If you are traveling overseas, ColorOS 14 will promptly push overseas Internet services when it recognizes that the user has arrived overseas. It will also push time difference reminders and exchange rate reminders to keep users informed of time difference changes and exchange rate changes.

In the face of possible obstacles in overseas language communication, ColorOS 14 will also permanently place a "translation" service on the desktop. Users can enter it with one click in the "Xiaobu Suggestions" on the mobile phone desktop, and calmly handle taxi hailing and ordering food. Wait for overseas communication situations. Of course, relevant local travel and tourism recommendation services will be proactively presented in a timely manner, and popular overseas apps will also be proactively recommended.

Smart assistant: Xiaobu, who embraces the AI ​​​​big model, will be your personal assistant

AI large models seem to be a keyword that technology companies need to focus on as their core goals in 2023. The closest and most direct application of AI large models to mass users is undoubtedly the smart assistant in smartphones.

Indeed, with the large model, the voice assistant on your phone suddenly becomes smarter, and it can help you complete more things.

▲ The picture comes from the candy wrapper experiencer@shulanxiaoshi

ColorOS 14 integrates AndesGPT with Pantanal, allowing voice assistant Xiaobu to gain semantic understanding, human-computer dialogue and creative capabilities comparable to GPT. Currently, the AI ​​creation capabilities of ColorOS 14 device-cloud collaboration are the first to provide the creative capabilities of Wenshengwen.

In the process of experiencing ColorOS 14, @元方 has long regarded Xiaobu as a personal assistant. When he suddenly needs a self-introduction, he will choose to directly say to Xiaobu: "Hey, help me make one Self introduction."

Of course, this is an ideal state. In fact, through conversations with Xiaobu, @元方simply and quickly listed the general information of this self-introduction, briefly introduced his actual situation, and then in several conversations be modified and improved.

It takes about five minutes to prepare a suitable self-introduction document.

In addition, @元方 will also ask Xiaobu to help him make travel plans. For Xiaobu, this is just a piece of cake:

For long articles, based on AndesGPT, Xiaobu can also help you generate a refined summary with one click, making the essence of the article clear at a glance.

When conducting conference calls or voice communications, only fragmentary information may be recorded in voice messages. As the communication time grows, it is easy to miss key information, and it is difficult to review and sort out the information.

In this regard, ColorOS 14 has launched the "Call Summary" function. In the interface for making and receiving calls, by pressing the call summary button with one click, the system can generate a complete recording record, as well as a summary and summary of key information.

Of course, if you have a brand new Xiaobu, you can also ask Xiaobu to write good copy for you, such as copywriting suitable for Xiaohongshu blog posts, friend circle copywriting, restaurant review copywriting, and even help you complete SWOT analysis, generate planning proposals, and short stories. Video scripts and more.

@shulanxiaojie, who frankly admits that she has difficulty choosing, habitually asks Xiao Bu every time she needs to make a difficult choice:

For example, when you are indecisive and don’t know what to eat, you can ask Xiaobu. Another example is to formulate some commonly used contracts, especially contracts for the use of portrait rights and copyrights that are commonly used in photography studios. After generating the contract, share it directly to the transfer station. Or you can use it immediately on PC.

AndesGPT's capabilities go far beyond this. Xiaobu's AI creation capabilities will continue to be upgraded, such as Vincentian drawings, Tusheng drawings, music creation and other abilities will be mastered in the near future.

Smart Office: Integration and interconnection means high efficiency and productivity

In an era where everything is integrated, the information that users need to pay attention to and use is often scattered among various applications in various formats and is not connected to each other.

When faced with trivial content and information scattered everywhere, efficient information extraction and integration tools become the key to improving efficiency.

From collection, transfer to circulation, the ColorOS team found many common pain points:

It is best to collect text and pictures at a touch, and it is best to collect information in batches and automatically synchronize across multiple terminals to minimize repeated operations.

In short, people want to be freed from the gap between data and equipment.

To this end, ColorOS 14 emphasizes "people-centeredness" and launches a new global integrated creation to achieve information flow across applications and even devices.

There have always been invisible "barriers" between application ecosystems. When sharing shopping platforms or other social platforms to the WeChat friend chat interface, it may be a small program or card that is opened normally, and it can jump to browse normally; it may also be a A long string of link characters needs to be copied and then opened in the corresponding application to view.

▲Picture from: Candy Paper Experiencer@協正

Xiaobu Screen Screen has also made optimization and upgrades to deal with this dilemma. It can directly identify string information such as Taobao and Douyin, and jump directly to the corresponding application page after acknowledging it, which is indeed a lot more convenient.

▲ Picture from: Candy wrapper experiencer Jin Zhengyu

In addition to text that can be recognized and captured, ColorOS's "Flash Cutout" function can identify image subjects and supports the separate extraction of up to 6 subjects. The operation process is also intuitive and relatively simple:

Open the picture you want to cut out in the album. Press and hold to intelligently identify the subject and automatically cut out the picture. If it is a video, you can also directly press and hold to cut out the picture while the playback is paused. You can save the cutout material directly to the album. Or temporarily save it to the transfer station in the sidebar. The entire operation is simple and fast, but the recognition algorithm for complex pictures still needs to be strengthened.

▲ The picture comes from the candy paper experiencer @卧宗

When a document-type image is recognized, the "Add Privacy Watermark" button will automatically appear at the bottom, and three preset fonts and custom editing functions will be provided. Just as @卛姚 thinks:

Everyday when signing a contract or making authorization, you need to provide documents. This function is really simple and easy to use and can protect privacy.

▲ Picture from candy wrapper experiencer Jin Zhengyu

The collected materials always need a transitional "transfer station" before they can be transferred to the next step of creation. ColorOS 14 adds a "File Transfer Station" function to the smart sidebar, and collected images and other file contents can be placed in the transfer station.

Moreover, the transfer station of ColorOS 14 also supports cloud synchronization, and files in the transfer station can be seamlessly transferred under the same account. And when using a computer to work, you can also log in to the OPPO cloud service platform and view the files in the transfer station. Basically, it can be said that it breaks the hardware barrier between mobile phones and PCs, and also allows @Yuanfang, who often needs to use a computer to process text work, to have a more efficient experience:

I can put the files on my phone into the transfer station and extract them on the PC. In this way, I can directly take screenshots on my mobile phone, and then directly use "Screen Capture" to extract text, and directly transfer it to the PC through the transfer station to quickly get the data I want.

It is worth mentioning that ColorOS 14 has the function of “open files as you like”. Not only can it open professional documents in CAD, Markdown and other formats, it can even preview Apple files such as Keynote and Pages directly on OPPO mobile phones, which is equivalent to breaking down the barriers between various ecosystems.

As a dual-wielding OPPO and iPhone user who always shuttles between the two systems, Mr. Miao is full of praise for this feature:

File barriers are one of the biggest headaches. Files generated by the exclusive three-piece office suite for iOS & Mac cannot be opened on other devices. After upgrading to ColorOS 14, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers files can be easily opened on the phone! Even CAD, Photoshop and other files in professional formats are not a problem.

What are the benefits of this? That might be: You have a colleague who uses Mac and sends you a .numbers work file. You no longer need to open your Mac specifically to preview it, and then send the file to yourself through WeChat.

▲Picture from: Candy Paper Experiencer@協正

To put it simply, as long as you update ColorOS 14, you can directly see this "file that has never been compatible before" directly on your OPPO phone.

User experience comes first, companionship is the longest confession of love

For many OPPO mobile phone users, the company of ColorOS has become their daily habit.

Amid changes and changes, ColorOS insists on user experience first, and then adapts to the changes of the times by constantly iterating and updating to bring more smart and practical functions.

Whether it is the fluid cloud that reshapes notification interaction, or the smart office that breaks the ecological barriers between devices, or the one-stop travel for telephoto travel, etc., they are all based on the real pain points that users encounter every day. New function optimization.

Therefore, if you ask the question "Is ColorOS 14 worth upgrading?", @卧姧 will also admit it very directly:

Judging from actual experience, ColorOS 14 is definitely a system worth upgrading. This system can meet most of the needs including work, business trips, creation and other needs.

▲ Picture from: Candy wrapper experiencer Jin Zhengyu

A system that is smart enough, flexible enough, smooth enough, safe and considerate will make people involuntarily develop a sense of trust and dependence, as student geek @金正宇 believes:

An excellent experience is not only about hardware, but also about the design and tuning of software.

ColorOS 14 uses "smooth experience", "smart capabilities" and "privacy protection" to form the iron triangle of mobile devices, making the device in your hand not only a carrier of apps, but also a smart assistant and warm friend.

It is light enough so that you can easily use it; it is smart enough so that you don’t have to worry about your daily life; it is safe enough so that your information only belongs to you; it is smart enough to absorb the essence of all things and bring you into the new digital world. Life.

While embracing AI and firming up the direction of the Internet of Everything, ColorOS has also been able to maintain a calm attitude and continue to cope with the next decade.

In Ai Faner’s view, the new ColorOS 14 that comes to us is still a quite “light” system.

It is not just about improving the response speed of applications and operations. It is also good at simplifying complexities and simplifying interaction paths, so that many smart functions can be seen and used more directly by users, thus making you feel that the functions are constantly increasing. At the same time, the system interaction experience is still brisk and smooth, without any feeling of delay or bloat.

This kind of smoothness is carried out from beginning to end, and it moisturizes things silently.

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