OnePlus has begun the rollout of HydrogrnOS 11 public beta for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. This new Android 11 based public beta software brings new optimization and features for the system, game space, ambient display, dark mode, zen mode, gallery, and more.
You can check the complete HydrogenOS 11 public beta changelog below:
- Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details.
- Brand new weather UI supports dynamic switches between sunrise and sunset. You can have day and night at your hand now.
- Optimized the brightness bar display in the status bar, enabling you to quickly adjust it by pulling down quick settings.
- Newly added gaming tools box for convenient switches of Fnatic mode, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Screen Recorder at one place (Enable it by swiping down from the upper right/left corners of the screen in gaming mode).
- Newly added mis-touch prevention feature. Enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen, click and the notification bar will pop out.
- Added Always-on ambient Display function, custom Schedule / All day option included. Path: Settings – Display – Ambient Display.
- Added 10 new clock styles. Path: Settings – Customization – Clock Style
- Newly added Insight clock style, a joint creation with Parsons School of Design. It will change according to the phone usage data. ( To set: Settings>Customization>Clock Style).
- Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.
- Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. path: Settings – Display – Dark Mode – Turn on automatically – Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise / Custom time range.
- Added 5 new themes (ocean, space, grassland, Zen space1, Zen space2), and more timing options.
- Included the Group feature in Zen Mode, now you can invite your friends and enable the Zen Mode together.
- Supporting Story function, automatically form weekly videos with photos and video in storage.
As always, this is a beta update, so you may have issues with this version after the upgrade. According to OnePlus Forum users, NFC will start malfunctioning after the upgrade.
The following is an update package for updating to HydrogenOS 11 Beta 1 (Android 11).
The following are the download packages available for downloading to the stable version of Hydrogen OS 10 (Android 10):
OnePlus has also updated the Android 10 stable version of Hydrogen OS version 8.