OnePlus has announced the OxygenOS 13 custom Android skin for OnePlus devices. The newest version of OxygenOS is based on Android 13 and will be available for eligible OnePlus phones later this year once the Android 13 stable version is announced by Google. The OxygenOS 13 was announced at the OnePlus 10T launch event in New York.
The first OxygenOS 13 beta will be soon available for the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G device. The update will be rolled out to the newly launched OnePlus 10T and other OnePlus devices including some Nord series devices later this year. The company has confirmed the list of OnePlus devices that are eligible for the Android 13 update. Let’s take a look at the device list and OxygenOS 13 features.
List of OnePlus Devices Confirmed to Get Android 13 / OxygenOS 13 Update
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- OnePlus 10T
- OnePlus 10R
- OnePlus 9RT
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus Nord 2T
- OnePlus Nord 2
- OnePlus Nord CE 2
- OnePlus Nord CE
- OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
OxygenOS 13 Features
OnePlus says the new OxygenOS 13 combines its faster, smoother experience and more stable performance with an all-new Aquamorphic design, which takes inspiration from the flow of water. OxygenOS 13 offers soft and rounded edges across its design. The new update will also make widgets more accessible through one long press. The colours of OxygenOS 13’s design will intelligently transition to match the time of day you are using your device.
AI System Booster
Ths AI system booster with advanced, intelligent memory management systems allows you to suspend more applications at once so you can quickly jump from one to another for a faster, smoother, and uninterrupted experience. This should also help in better memory management.
Always-on Display (AOD)
OnePlus is adding a whole bunch of new additions to the AoD. OxygenOS 13 is getting more contextual-based recommendations for AoD. For instance, in India AOD feature for tracking food deliveries will be available for Zomato and Swiggy. Apart from that, you also get Spotify’s AoD widget and many more options to customization options like Bitmoji, Canvas, etc.
New addition with Android 13, OnePlus’s smart launcher lets you access applications from folders faster by making folders and their contents larger on your home screen (Similar to the Nothing Launcher). Apps within the folders can be tapped directly without having to open the folder itself. With the launcher, you can quickly add widgets as well.
Another new feature for OnePlus, the sidebar toolbox offers a better one-handed user experience. The sidebar, if enabled will bring up some pre-selected apps and tools like calculator, notes, etc.
OnePlus is adding a few new audio-related features with OxygenOS 13. The new version of the skin will offer support for spatial audio, where you can adjust the direction of sound in different applications (however you need compatible hardware). And then, there is support for Dolby Atmos as well. Another feature that OnePlus is adding and enhancing is fast pair. Fast Pair allows you to seamlessly connect your device with supported wireless earbuds and headphones, smart TVs, and more in a few seconds. Lastly, with Audio Switch, you can easily switch from one audio device to another, or vice versa.
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