In a recent development, iQOO, a prominent smartphone manufacturer, is set to launch the stable Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14 in India. This move comes hot on the heels of Google’s rollout of Android 14 to Pixel phones. The release is scheduled for tomorrow, promising an enhanced user experience and an array of exciting features. Let’s delve into the details of this significant update.
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Funtouch OS 14 Roadmap Based on Android 14
iQOO has charted an ambitious roadmap for rolling out Funtouch OS 14, starting with the iQOO 11 customers in India. The company has also unveiled the release date for other iQOO devices to receive this update.
Enhanced User Experience
Funtouch OS 14 places a strong emphasis on delivering a seamless user experience. It achieves this by optimizing RAM utilization, thus enhancing system efficiency, app responsiveness, and the ability to run multiple programs concurrently. Noteworthy features include a RAM Saver function, which effectively adds up to 600MB of RAM to the available memory, and an innovative App Retainer that lets users resume using applications from where they left off. Additionally, the new Motion Blur effect enhances transitions when opening or dismissing applications.
Multitasking and UI Modifications
A significant enhancement in Funtouch OS 14 is the introduction of tiny window functionality, enabling users to maintain up to 12 small windows open in the background for seamless multitasking. Further, the update brings various UI modifications, including new colour schemes, lock screen clock styles, and more inspired by Material You.
Aside from improved multitasking and UI changes, Funtouch OS 14 offers additional video editing capabilities and enhances security and privacy with features like password protection for hidden photographs and Smart Mirroring. Furthermore, users can now access Android 14 features such as per-app language settings, Ultra HDR, and more.
Funtouch OS 14 Release Dates
The rollout of Funtouch OS 14, based on Android 14, is set to commence on a phased basis, starting with the iQOO 11. Subsequent updates will roll out through April 2024, covering a broad spectrum of iQOO devices.
- December 20, 2023
- Neo 7 and Neo 7 Pro from iQOO
- iQOO 9
- SE iQOO 9
- January 20, 2024
- Z7 and Z7 Pro from iQOO
- The Legend of iQOO 7
- February 20, 2024
- 4G and 5G iQOO Z6
- Neo 6 iQOO
- iQOO 7
- The iQOO Z7s
- April 2024
- The iQOO Z6 Lite
iQOO’s swift rollout of the stable Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14 is a significant leap forward, promising an enhanced user experience for its customers. This move sets a positive precedent in the industry, and we anticipate more companies to follow suit. Is your phone on the update list? Please share with us in the comments below.