It seems that work on Android 12 has already begun, and leaks and rumors about its features and appearance have been exposed. At the same time, mobile phone manufacturers are currently releasing Android 11 upgrades for eligible devices.
Google released Android 11 in September 2020. Compared with the previous generation of products, Google has made many changes and provides many new features, such as bubble notifications, built-in screen recording, new conversation tags, smart home and media Controls, new privacy changes, etc.
Soon after the launch, OEM manufacturers also began Beta testing of their qualified flagship devices. Since then, OnePlus has also released OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 for its compatible phones.
OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 brings a number of new features, such as a new always-on display, an improved dark mode, a refreshed UI, privacy improvements, updated applications, and more.
What about OxygenOS 12?
The company is releasing an update to OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 for its eligible smartphones. Here, we provide some interesting things for the upcoming OxygenOS 12. Since Google has begun to work on the development of the next-generation Android operating system, it is time to discuss the next iteration of OxygenOS.
As usual, after the release of Android 12, OnePlus will launch its beta program for qualified devices, this time it will also include the OnePlus 9 series. OxygenOS is based on Google’s existing Android OS, which is similar to the OS of Pixel phones. We will get more relevant information in the coming days.
OnePlus OxygenOS 12 release date:
Although confirmation of the actual release date of OxygenOS is still awaiting, we know that the company will launch this update shortly after the release of Andriod 12. The Chinese mobile phone manufacturer will start with the Beta version of its high-end models and then expand it to other qualified devices.
Speaking of the release date of Android 12, the company launched the 11th generation product in September last year, so it is expected that the next version may be released at the same time this year. Then, OnePlus will also start Beta testing activities for compatible smartphones.
OnePlus OxygenOS 12 features [expected]:
We know that the custom appearance is based on Google’s Android operating system, so the upcoming version of OxygenOS will have all the new features of Android 12. Although we don’t pay much attention to these features, users can definitely expect an optimized user interface, new features added and new privacy protections to improve the user experience.
According to the leak, Android 12 is expected to bring a series of features and a new user interface. In addition, it may come with stackable widgets introduced in iOS 14 for iPhone. In addition, with the arrival of the update, the privacy of the phone will be further improved.
[Eligible Device list]: Which OnePlus phones will get the OxygenOS 12 update
If you are considering whether your OnePlus device will get the upcoming Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 update, then the following is a list of OxygenOS 12 devices:
- OnePlus Nord 5G
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 8T+ 5G
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8 5G
- OnePlus 8 5G UW
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 6T McLaren
- OnePlus 6T
- OnePlus 6 (Not eligible)
These devices may also get Android 12 update:
- OnePlus Nord N10 5G
- OnePlus Nord N100
Note: We will update this article as soon as we hear anything new about the upcoming software.