Vivo V23 5G is now receiving Android 14 firmware update

Vivo V23 5G was announced back in January 2022 coming out-of-the-box with Android 12. While i enjoy this phone for more than a year now, i have to say that it’s an underrated device. It has a nice design, good photo capabilities for a mid-range, good battery life and a snappy UI. Today i was surprised to receive a huge update of 5.55GB with Android 14, many fixes, upgrades and also the latest Android security patch of March 2024, that was some good timing.

As it can been seen from the screenshot below that was created just today, 14/03/2024, the update also comes with the all new Funtouch OS 14 and update code is PD2167DF_EX_A_14.2.10.3.W30. The phone feels faster and everything seems to works nice and stable. Probably this will be the last update from Vivo and the device should receive only some security updates for about a year. Feel free to find more details about the update Below.

Vivo V23 5G Android 14 official Firmware Update

Lock screen clock

  • Added support for clock layout style and font adjustment as well as Smart color inversion, Smart color picking, and Basic color customization to improve the customization ability of the lock screen clock to satisfy users’ personalization demands in lock screen scenarios.

Albums

  • Added support for saving images at custom resolutions when editing them
  • Added the Export original-quality video switch in Video editing, which allows you to export original-quality videos when turned on
  • Added several filter effects in Video editing
  • Optimized filter thumbnails to intuitively reflect usage scenarios and effects

Small Windows

  • Added the top bar design to make dragging more convenient
  • Added Mini small window mode, which allows you to switch to a mini window in navigation and other scenarios to view in-app content conveniently. You can double-tap to switch to full screen
  • Added Split-screen & small window overlay, which allows you to open small windows in split-screen mode

Always On Display

  • Added Always On Display style resources to make resources more diverse
  • Optimized Always On Display notifications with support for more selectable apps

Control Center

  • Added the brand-new Control center with the panel design and the more refreshing and tidy interface. Uls have been fully upgraded, the visual experience is more elegant, the operation is simple, the information is complete, and the efficiency is improved, so you can better control your device
  • Optimized Control center in landscape mode to provide a more friendly interactive experience
  • Optimized Output switcher by optimizing the interactive experience of volume adjustment with support for device group display as well as optimizing device sorting with support for more third-party app protocols

Security & privacy

  • Added support for some system apps and Google apps in App hiding

Widgets

  • Added the 2×2 Weather kit to increase the diversity of kits
  • Added support for One-tap addition, which makes it more convenient to add kits to the home screen
  • Optimized the layout of the kit library to improve space utilization of the kit page

Home screen

  • Added the feature in which you can tap and hold an app on the home screen to view kits related to this app and quickly jump to these kits
  • Added the monocolor Material You palette, providing a simple and elegant system-style customization experience

Status bar & notifications

Added two battery icon styles with support for customizing the battery percentage display mode in the status bar

Multimedia

  • Added the Per-app volume control feature, allowing you to adjust the rhythm of music as you like
  • Optimized the volume panel visuals, which allows for more intelligent volume management, more convenient operation, and easier volume adjustment
  • Optimized Quick pairing, which, with intuitive and simple one-tap pairing, automatically finds nearby devices and guides you to set up new devices. Device information can be synced with Google accounts
  • Optimized the audio switching logic, with high-priority events being allowed to scramble for connections

Share

  • Optimized the preview experience of multi-image or text and image links

System

  • Optimized system memory by reducing system resident memory and streamlining resident process memory, thereby reducing the memory occupied by the system during the daily use of the system by users and increasing the available memory for users