OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8T, and OnePlus 8 Pro Android 13 Stable Update Released

Android 13 is likely the last Android version upgrade for the OnePlus 8 series devices.

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OnePlus has released OxygenOS 13 Stable update for the OnePlus 8 series devices. The list of devices includes the OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 8T, and the OnePlus 8 Pro. This comes after the Android 13 Open Beta which was released for all three devices last month in India. To those unaware, all three OnePlus 8 series devices were launched in 2020 and the OxygenOS 13 update for these devices is based on Android 13.

The OnePlus 8 Pro Android 13 Stable update comes with firmware version IN2021_11.F.13 and weighs around 4.81GBs in size. Whereas, the OnePlus 8T Android 13 Stable update weighs 4.67GBs in size and carries firmware version KB2011_11.F.13. The OnePlus 8 Android 13 Stable update comes with firmware version IN2015_11.F.13 and weighs about 4.61GBs in size. Let us take a closer look at the features and changes that the Android 13 Stable update brings to OnePlus 8 series devices.

OnePlus 8 Series Android 13 Stable Update: Changelogs and Features

OxygenOS 13 brings with it an all-new Aquamorphic design that is aimed at enhancing visual comfort. The update also brings with it optimized fonts for better readability. OnePlus says that it has also altered the animation so that it looks more natural and vivid. OxygenOS 13 also brings with it an all-new Kid Space which lets users set screen time limits and ambient light reminders for their kids. The Kid Space also offers an eye-protecting feature.

OnePlus has also incorporated a bunch of new features to boost multitasking and productivity. OxygenOS 13 offers an all-new Always On Display which shows live information about music, food delivery, and more. Apart from it, OnePlus has also introduced a few new privacy features. OxygenOS 13 features an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. With this feature, profile pictures and names will be automatically pixelated in a chat screenshot in order to protect privacy.

Aquamorphic Design
• Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
• Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
• Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
• Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
• Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
•  Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
• Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.
• Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.
• Optimizes fonts for better readability.
• Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.
• Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.

Efficiency
• Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting and note-taking experience and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.
• Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
• Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
• Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
• Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.
• Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.

Seamless interconnection
• Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.

Personalization
• Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
• Adds Omoji to let you fully express yourself with customized avatars.
• Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
• Optimizes Canvas Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.

Security & privacy
• Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
• Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
• Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.

Health & Digital wellbeing
• Adds Kid Space, providing screen time limit, ambient light reminders, and Eye-protecting display features.

Gaming experience
• Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.
• Optimizes the pre-launch capabilities of Quick startup to load games faster.

Those with any of the OnePlus 8 series devices must ensure at least 30% of battery life and at least 5GB of free internal storage before proceeding with OxygenOS 13 installation. OnePlus has rolled out three Android version updates for the OnePlus 8 series smartphones. This means that the Android 13 update will likely be the last Android version upgrade for the OnePlus 8 series devices.

This year OnePlus has been pretty quick with the Android update rollout. The company has completed the Android 13 Stable update for the number series devices with the exception of the OnePlus 10T. We can expect OnePlus to roll out the Android 13 Stable update for the OnePlus 10T in the coming weeks.

Do you use a OnePlus 8 series smartphone? Did you get the update on your unit? Do let us know in the comments section below.