OnePlus devices are considered one of the best options for any given price point. Although the brand has been launching devices with top-of-the-line specifications and features, the software has also played a big part in OnePlus’ success. OxygenOS is considered one of the most refined custom UIs, which offers the best of both worlds. You get a near-stock experience along with a plethora of features and options to customise it according to your own requirements.
However, with the OxygenOS 12 update, the brand is taking a giant leap. The update comes with several Android 12 features as well as a few features from ColorOS 12. This means that users will get some features available in Realme and OPPO smartphones. In this article, we will discuss at length all the key features of OxygenOS 12 along with the release date in India, list of eligible devices, and more.
OxygenOS 12 Release Date in India
Following the release of Android 12 back in October, OnePlus tested the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 for months. In December, we saw the first OxygenOS 12 stable updates for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. However, the update was pulled back following a plethora of user complaints about the bugs. Now, a stable update is available for the OnePlus 9 lineup.
OxygenOS 12 Features
OnePlus has revealed most of the features coming to the OxygenOS 12. In addition, the company has added new visual design elements, a new OnePlus Scout feature, enhanced dark mode, and more. Let’s take a closer look at all the essential features of the OxygenOS 12.
New Visual Design
The latest OxygenOS 12 update brings new Light and Space visual design elements. The company claims that with the latest update, one can see a change in light and shadow to minimise the unnecessary distractions in the UI. The company has also added new typographies for its customers. The update also brings a premium feel with some added shadows, subtle gradients and customised visuals as per user preference.
Work-Life Balance 2.0
OnePlus has introduced Work-Life Balance 2.0 mode for its users with the latest OxygenOS 12 update. WLB 2.0 offers some interesting customisation that can help you balance work and life. To start with, users will now be able to categorise different applications in two modes: Life mode and Work mode. In addition, the company also claims that the work and life modes will be switched automatically according to office locations, Wi-fi networks, or a specific timing you set.
OnePlus has also introduced a new OnePlus Scout feature into the Shelf for all its users. The feature is a one-stop service for all searches running from documents, contacts, music tracks, and web entires. The company claims that the new feature has already become a community-favourite in India.
Enhanced Dark Mode
With the OxygenOS 12 update, OnePlus has also introduced the Enhanced Dark Mode feature. The company claims that users will have three levels of Dark Mode with the new update, namely Enhanced, Medium, and Gentle. This will allow a more customised viewing experience for its customers.
The company has also brought some upgrades to the OnePlus Shelf feature. As per the company, the new Shelf feature can be customised with feature cards of different sizes and background images. In addition, the step counter card has also been upgraded into a Health card, which can be connected to the OnePlus Watch to give real-time statistics.
Canvas AOD 2.0
The company has also introduced a new Canvas AOD with the OxygenOS 12 update. The brand has added new brushed and line colours to Canvas AOD 2.0. Moreover, the feature now allows image scaling, meaning that one can select more photos. Furthermore, users can also erase lines that do not fit in properly to provide a clearer visual on the AOD display.
Game Toolbox 2.0
The company has also introduced new features with Toolbox 2.0, a game mode for OnePlus devices. In addition, the company has revealed that the update brings Voice Modulator features to five popular games, including PUBG, COD Mobile, LOLM, Free Fire, and Fortnite. With this feature, users will be able to change their voice during in-game chats.
The company has also added the ability to Doodle in the Notes application. You can also edit the content with new editing and formatting tools.
The company has also revealed that the new OxygenOS 12 update brings new security features to the table. The company has improved the protection mechanism and streamlined data storage access. The brand says that data stored in Private Safe will be isolated from other apps. Users will keep personal files like photos, videos, documents, and more in the Private Safe.
List of Compatible OnePlus Mobiles
The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro have already received the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 update. OnePlus hasn’t released a timeline for when older devices will switch to OxygenOS 12. Below is the list of OnePlus devices that are eligible for the OxygenOS 12 update –
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 9RT
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus Nord 2
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus Nord CE 5G
- OnePlus Nord N200 5G
Most likely, the OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 won’t be getting the Android 12 update since they are only eligible for a single software update, according to OnePlus’ update policy.
OxygenOS 12 News
OnePlus 10 Pro Gets a New OxygenOS 12 Update in India (May 24, 2022)
OnePlus has started rolling out a new OxygenOS 12-based update to its flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 10 Pro. The company has revealed that this is an incremental update that comes with version number NE2211_11.A.15. The update brings fixes to issues related to a system, camera, and network. Here’s the full changelog:
- [Improved] system stability.
- [Fixed] an issue where music playback would stutter when your phone was connected to a Bluetooth car kit.
- [Fixed] a noise issue that might occur when you record audio.
- [Updated] Android security patch to 2022.05
- [Fixed] an issue where the HDR photos might be overexposed in some cases.
- [Optimized] the phone call stability
OnePlus Nord Gets Stable Android 12 Update in India (May 16, 2022)
OnePlus has started rolling out a stable Android 12 update to its popular OnePl9us Nord smartphone in India. The latest update comes with version number AC2001_11.F.11 and is around 4GB in size. The update brings some bug fixes along with the latest security patch.
OnePlus Nord 2 Users Get OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 Update in India (May 04, 2022)
OnePlus has started rolling out the Android 12 beta update to its mid-range smartphone, the OnePlus Nord 2. The company has revealed OxygenOS Open Beta 1 has been rolled out for Nord 2 units in the country. However, the company has revealed that OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition users should not upgrade to Open Beta 1 as it will erase some of the features. The users are advised to download the stable update at a later stage.
OnePlus Rolls out OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 Update for OnePlus Nord (April 11, 2022)
OnePlus has started rolling out the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 to the OnePlus Nord. The new beta update is based on the Android 12 operating system and comes with an interesting set of features. Here’s a full changelog of the update:
- [Added] Smart Battery Engine, a feature that prolongs your battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology
- [Optimized] desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
- Dark mode
- [Supported] three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
- [Added] new additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
- [Added] access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
- WorkLife Balance
- [Added] WorkLife Balance feature, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
- [Supported] automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
- [Supported] switching between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
- Canvas AOD
- [Added] new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
- [Added] multiple brushes and strokes and support for color adjustment
- [Optimized] software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
- [Added] HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
- [Added] Voice effect preview to allow you to record your voice effect or check your voice effect in real-time
- The left bottom button of the keyboard may disappear.
- Unable to browse, delete and download pictures in Cloud.
- Personal Safe may not respond.
- Anti-shake effect in Snapchat may not be obvious.
- The screen may flicker when previewing after taking pictures.
OnePlus 9 Pro Gets Android 12 Based OxygenOS 12 Update (March 29, 2022)
OnePlus has reportedly started rolling out the Android 12-based stable update for its OnePlus 9 Pro smartphone. The company has reportedly introduced the new stable update in the US. The new update comes with version number LE2127_11_C.16 and it is around 4.46GB in size. Moreover, the update is currently rolling out for T-Mobile in the country.
OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, 8T, and OnePlus 9R Get Android 12 Based OxygenOS 12 Update (March 23, 2022)
OnePlus has started rolling out the stable version of its OxygenOS 12 update to its range of smartphones. The company has revealed that the OxygenOS 12 update is now available for OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8T, and OnePlus 9R. The new update brings all the features of the OxgenOS 12, including enhanced dark mode, a New shelf option, Work-Life Balance 2.0, and more.
OnePlus Nord OxygenOS 12 Closed Beta Tester Programme Goes Live in India (February 17, 2022)
OnePlus has announced the Closed Beta Test programme for its OnePlus Nord smartphone in India. The company has revealed that OnePlus Nord users can apply for this programme to experience the OxygenOS 12 features in advance. The brand has revealed that users will be in direct contact with OnePlus community members and one cannot reveal the unstable CBT package to anyone. Users need to sign an NDA with OnePlus to become a member of this programme. The brand has also revealed that it will invite 150 people to test the OxygenOS 12 update for its OnePlus Nord smartphone.
OnePlus to soon add new features to OxygenOS 12 (January 27, 2022)
OnePlus has revealed that it is planning to add new features to the OxygenOS 12. A OnePlus staff member claims that the company is considering the Omoji and separate volume features of the ColorOS 12 to include in the latest Oxygen update. Moreover, the brand will also introduce some new UI design elements, gestures, and personalisation in future.
OnePlus Resumes Android 12 Update based on OxygenOS 12 for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in India (December 22, 2021)
OnePlus has once again started rolling out a new stable update for its latest flagship smartphones, the onePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, in India. The update solves the bugs and issues faced by the users in the previous build including phone notifications not visible, freeze issues, display problems, and more.
OnePlus Pulls Oxygen 12 Update for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro Smartphones (December 13, 2021)
OnePlus recently rolled out the OxygenOS 12 update for its OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones. However, the brand has pulled it back after various bugs and more. The company has told Android Police that it is aware of the issues caused by the OxygenOS 12 update and is working to fix them. The company has announced that it will soon roll out the fresh OxygenOS 12 update to smartphones.
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