OnePlus Pad Tipped to Launch with Android 12L OS Specifically Designed for Foldable Devices

It’s not clear as to what the OnePlus Pad will exactly bring to the table, but is tipped to feature software that’s better adapted to tablets.

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OnePlus Pad is expected to be the company’s first tablet, and now, a report by 91mobiles has claimed that the OnePlus Pad will run on Android 12L. The latter is the tweaked version of Android akin to how iPadOS and iOS differ, and therefore means that the tablet could bring a better adapted interface to OnePlus’ Android tablet experience. The device was previously tipped to launch after the OnePlus 10 series, but might be unveiled together in India.

OnePlus Pad: What to Expect

Unfortunately, not a lot is yet known about the OnePlus Pad tablet. Isolated claims have suggested that the tablet could run on an older generation flagship processor from Qualcomm, and feature a 16:10 aspect ratio display. However, none of this is set in stone yet. The latest tip suggests that it would run on Android 12L – the adaptive, tablet version of Android OS.

The tablet would mark OnePlus’ entry in yet another product segment. The company has undergone a sea of change of late, starting with a closer integration with its fellow brand, Oppo. The move began with an amalgamation of the software interfaces of Oppo and OnePlus’ custom Android UIs, with OnePlus slated to use Oppo’s ColorOS in its devices globally. In India, though, OnePlus is expected to continue using OxygenOS for the time being – although the time may eventual join in future.

OnePlus already retails televisions and audio products alongside smartphones, and with the Pad, will mark its entry into the tablet segment. Such a move mirrors a trend across various OEMs such as Realme, which has also diversified its portfolio. The latter has expanded to offer tablets as well as laptops, and it’s not clear if OnePlus might go the same route.

Before that, though, OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus 10 series of smartphones in India in the coming weeks. It remains to be seen if the tablet is also launched alongside its phones.

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