Google just announced Android 11 yesterday and now various companies are working to bring the update as soon as possible to their respected devices. OnePlus is one such manufacturer that promises us quick updates. Keeping the promise, OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 is now available to download for the OnePlus 8 series.
This update is based on Android 11. However, OnePlus is starting to drift away from its almost stock looking Android experience to now something more similar to Samsung’s OneUI.
OnePlus says that this new update is now “faster and smoother with new design elements that add a bit of boldness to stock Android,” The update also brings the easy to toggle Dark Mode which is an Android 11 feature as well.
Here’s the full changelog –
- Fresh new UI visual design brings you more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details
- Brand new weather UI supports dynamic switches between sunrise and sunset. You can have day and night at your hand now
- Optimized the brightness bar display in status bar, enabling you to quickly adjust it by pulling down quick settings.
- Newly added gaming tools box for convenient switches of Fnatic mode, WeChat, QQ and Screen Recorder at one place (Enable it by swiping down from upper right/left corners of the screen in gaming mode)
- Newly added mis-touch preventionfeature. Enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen, click and the notification bar will pop out
- Added Always-on ambient Display function, custom Schedule / All day option included. Path: Settings – Display – Ambient Display.
- Added 10 new clock styles. Path: Settings – Customization – Clock Style
- Newly added Insight clock style, a joint creation with Parsons School of Design. It will change according to the phone usage data. ( To set: Settings>Customization>Clock Style)
- Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.
- Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. path: Settings – Display – Dark Mode – Turn on automatically – Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise / Custom time range.
- Added 5 new themes (ocean, space, grassland, Zen space1,Zen space2), and more timing options.
- Included the Group feature in Zen Mode, now you can invite your friends and enable the Zen Mode together
- Supporting the Story function, automatically form weekly videos with photos and video in storage.
You can download the new OxygenOS 11 update by checking out OnePlus’ official website.