OnePlus OxygenOS 12 launches today in beta with Android 12

OnePlus OxygenOS 12 launches today in beta with Android 12

Google just released Android 12 on AOSP earlier today, and OnePlus is already on the train. Starting today, OxygenOS 12 is available in an open beta for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

OnePlus releases Android 12 in beta

The OnePlus Android 12 update is coming soon after the Pixel phones, although it’s only in beta at the moment. Today’s release will see the phone available as an optional upgrade for anyone who wants to test out the software before its official release.

At the moment, OxygenOS 12 Open Beta is only available on two phones, OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. However, it will arrive in time on the OnePlus 9R series, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 7, OnePlus Nord, OnePlus Nord 2, and OnePlus Nord CE. The update for OnePlus 9 devices is available for download here.

When will the update come to everyone? OnePlus hasn’t given a specific timeline yet, but recent years have shown that if all goes well, we’ll likely see the update by the end of the year, possibly early November.

What’s new in OxygenOS 12?

OxygenOS 12 with Android 12 won’t bring material for you to OnePlus smartphones, but it will bring some very important design changes as Google switches to Android.

Design-wise, OnePlus says it was inspired by James Turrell’s “Light and Space” artwork. This change is clearly visible in the Zen mode and the Private Safe app.

OnePlus also introduced the “Neumorphism” home screen icon in its native app on OxygenOS 12, as well as expanding the “Bookshelf” feature to the far left of the home screen. An updated “shelf” allows for more customization of user photos and wallpapers, and also introduces support for viewing OnePlus Watch stats. OnePlus “Scout” is now also part of the global shelf after its debut in India.

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