OnePlus OxygenOS 12/ColorOS 12 (Android 12) Software Update: Features, Device List, Roadmap, Stable/Beta Update, Latest News, and Release Date

With the release of Android 12, OnePlus has also started the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 public beta program. The company has now released the stable OxygenOS 12 update for the OnePlus 9 series users. The open beta program for the OnePlus 8 series and 9R is now live too.


In this dedicated tracker of the OxygenOS 12, we’ll keep you updated regarding the leaks, news, rumors, and other important news.

Table of content:

OxygenOS 12 Features

Android 12 Schedule: Official

Android 12 Features

OnePlus OxygenOS 12 eligible devices


OxygenOS 12 Features:

We now have an idea about the features of the OxygenOS 12. OnePlus has officially shared the below-mentioned features on the official forum. Check the key features below.

Key updates

  • System
    • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
  • Dark mode
    • Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • New additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
    • Newly added Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
    • Newly added access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
    • Newly added OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at your health stats
  • Work Life Balance
    • Work Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • WLB 2.0 now supports automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
  • Gallery
    • Gallery now allows you to switch 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
    • Canvas AOD brings you new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
    • Newly 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


Android 12 Schedule: Official

On October 4, after rolling out 5 different betas and 2 developer previews, Google has finally introduced the stable Android 12 OS.


Android 12 Features:

Google’s Android 12 is here and check the features below:

  • Material You
  • Redesigned widgets
  • Notification UI updates
  • Stretch overscroll
  • App launch splash screens
  • Faster, more efficient system performance
  • Optimized foreground services
  • More responsive notifications
  • Faster machine learning
  • Privacy Dashboard
  • Approximate location
  • Microphone and camera indicators
  • Microphone and camera toggles
  • Nearby device permissions
  • Rich content insertion
  • Support for rounded screen corners
  • AVIF image support
  • Compatible media transcoding
  • Easier blurs, color filters, and other effects
  • Enhanced haptic experiences
  • New camera effects and sensor capabilities
  • Better debugging for native crashes
  • Android 12 for Games


OxygenOS 12 Device List:

  • OnePlus Nord 2 5G
  • OnePlus Nord CE 5G
  • OnePlus Nord N200 5G
  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • OnePlus 9R
  • OnePlus 9RT
  • OnePlus Nord 5G
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 8T+ 5G
  • OnePlus Nord
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8 5G
  • OnePlus 8 5G UW
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7

Note: We will update this OxygenOS 12 information section-wise as soon as we receive something new about any of the topics mentioned above, so stay tuned to get all the latest updates about the Android 12 and OxygenOS 12 updates.


OxygenOS 12 Release Date | ColorOS 12 Release Date

OnePlus has started the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 stable version rollout for the OnePlus 9 series users. In addition, the company also released the official Android 12-based ColorOS 12 for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro devices in China.

OxygenOS 12 Latest News: June 24, 2022


  • OnePlus 7/7 Pro finally gets first OxygenOS 12 Open Beta update [July 1, 2022]
  • OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 based on Android 12 for OnePlus Norde CE [July 1, 2022]
  • OnePlus 7T/7T Pro getting OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 update [July 1, 2022]
  • Download OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 9RT [June 25, 2022]
  • OnePlus kicks off ColorOS 12 beta program for Oneplus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro, and 9RT [June 24, 2022]
  • OnePlus Nord 2 receives another OxygenOS 12/Android 12 update with some bug fixes [June 22, 2022]
  • OnePlus Nord N200 stable OxygenOS 12/Android 12 update released in North America [June 21, 2022]
  • OnePlus Nord 2 stable Android 12 with OxygenOS 12 update [May 30, 2022]
  • OxygenOS 12 open beta is now available for the OnePlus 8T/8/8 Pro and 9R. [March 03]
  • The joined OS “Unified OS” could be called H2OOS, based on Android 13, coming in the 2nd half of 2022. [February 08]
  • OxygenOS 13 eligible device list is here. [January 27]
  • OnePlus ended software support for the OnePlus 6 and 6T. [January 14]
  • OnePlus has now fixed OxygenOS 12 bugs for the OnePlus 9 devices. [January 02]
  • OnePlus resumed the OxygenOS 12 rollout for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. [December 26]
  • OnePlus has suspended the OxygenOS 12 rollout for the OnePlus 9 series users. [December 12]
  • The stable OxygenOS 12 update is now rolling out to the OnePlus 9 series users. [December 08]
  • Stable ColorOS 12 is coming to the OnePlus 9R in late December. [December 01]
  • Stable ColorOS 12 update rolling out for the OnePlus 9 series in China. [November 26]
  • OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 rolling out for the OnePlus 9 series. [November 20]
  • OnePlus starts the closed beta program for the OnePlus 8/8 Pro/8T. [November 13]
  • OnePlus 9, 9 Pro getting ColorOS 12 Beta 3, and 8/8Pro/8T ColorOS 12 beta recruitment started. [November 10]
  • OnePlus 9R closed beta program is now live. [November 05]
  • A new ColorOS 12 Beta for OnePlus 9 devices in China. [October 17]
  • OxygenOS 12 official eligible device list is here. [October 08]
  • OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 9/9 Pro is now available. [October 04]
  • ColorOS 12 is coming on October 11 for global users. [October 04]
  • T-Mobile started Android 12 development for the OnePlus 9/9 Pro, 8/8t+, 7T Pro 5G, and Nord N200. [October 02]
  • The Android 12 Developer Preview 2 is now available for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. [September 28]
  • OnePlus 9 Pro spotted running ColorOS 12, International variant. [September 27]
  • OnePlus 9R will get the ColorOS 12 beta in the first month of 2022. [September 22]
  • OnePlus and Oppo working together to bring a new unified OS. Information here. [September 21]
  • OnePlus 9/9 Pro gets ColorOS 12 early access. Information here. [September 18]
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