OxygenOS 13 Open Beta Now Available for OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite: Full Changelog

OnePlus is looking to recruit 1000 OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite users from India for the Open Beta testing program.

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OnePlus has announced the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program in India. To recall, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G was launched back in April in the country and is the cheapest smartphone by the brand as of now. OnePlus took it to the OnePlus Community forum to make a formal announcement for the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite Android 13 Open Beta program.

OnePlus, for the first time, has invited applications for the OxygenOS Open Beta program. Usually, the brand releases OxygenOS Open Beta firmware which users of the eligible device can flash manually on their devices. This time OnePlus is looking to recruit 1000 OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G users from India to participate in the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program. Let us take a closer look at the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program application procedure and changelogs.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite OxygenOS 13 Open Beta: Application Procedure

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G users running firmware version CPH2381_11.A.13 are eligible to apply for the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program in India. Those meeting the criteria can head over to Settings > About device > Tap up to date > Tap icon on the top right > Beta program > Beta > Fill in your information > Apply Now to apply for OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite Android 13 Open Beta program, if interested.

OnePlus is looking to recruit 1000 OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite users from India for the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta testing program. Interested users can apply on or before November 20 to be a part of the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program.

Also read: OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Review: Just What the Masses Wanted

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite OxygenOS 13 Open Beta: Changelogs and Features

OnePlus OxygenOS 13 brings with it a host of new features and changes including the all-new Aquamorphic design. The brand has also optimized the fonts for enhancing visual comfort and readability. The OxygenOS 13 also features a Kid Space which allows users to set screen time limits for their kids. Users can also enable the eye-protecting feature in the Kid Space. Apart from the design front, OnePlus has made major changes for improving the multitasking experience.

OnePlus is also introducing a few new features to increase productivity and make the experience more secure. The company has added a new sidebar toolbox that allows users to open an app in a floating window inside another app. The latest iteration of OxygenOS also comes equipped with an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. In order to protect user privacy, the automatic pixelation feature pixelates the profile pictures and names in a chat screenshot. Take a look at the official changelogs below,

Aquamorphic Design
• Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
• Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
• Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
• 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.
• 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 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.
• Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.
• Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open floating windows inside apps for smooth operation.
• 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.

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 distance-from-phone, ambient light, and sitting posture reminders in Kid Space.
• Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.

Performance Optimization
• Adds Dynamic Computing Engine to improve the system speed, stability, battery life, and app experience.

Gaming Experience
• Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.

Do you own a OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite? If yes, are you planning to apply for the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta program? Do let us know in the comments section below.