Apple may have expanded the availability of the Dynamic Island—hitherto exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max—to the entire iPhone 15 lineup this year, but 2023 is also the year Android phone makers are copying this feature onto their own devices. We saw this first on the entry-level Realme C55, and now Realme’s BBK stablemates Oppo and OnePlus are bundling their own versions into their software.
The forthcoming ColorOS 14, based on Android 14, will apparently feature a similar “capsule” in the top left corner of the screen, according to purported leaks of the private beta. The screenshots of the Chinese version, posted on Digital Chat Station on Weibo, shows the ability to display live activity information, in this case the arrival of a Baidu driverless taxi—just like what the Dynamic Island allows you to do.
This is corroborated by @ShishirShelke1 on X (née Twitter), who posted a video showing the OnePlus version, dubbed Fluid Cloud, on OxygenOS 14. The video above shows a voice memo running in the background in the capsule, with a long press expanding it and enabling the user to pause, mute and stop the recording. Another video, embedded below, showed the user opening the full timer app by tapping on the capsule—again reminiscent of how Apple’s Dynamic Island functions.
While Oppo has yet to release details of ColorOS 13, OnePlus has already announced OxygenOS 14 through its Community section, including the Fluid Cloud. The company plans to release the new operating system on the OnePlus 11 flagship in mid-November, with other eligible devices following suit later on.