Android 12 is still months away and Google has already started preparation for this upcoming major upgrade. The tech giant has released three developer previews as of now starting from February. While the Pixel users are waiting for the beta rollouts to begin, the OnePlus owners have already begun an investigation on the OxygenOS 12 update. So, here are we, with the OxygenOS 12 tracker for OnePlus peoples.
Currently, the company is busy rolling out open betas for the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 to its eligible devices. While the newly launched OnePlus 9 series phones already come with this latest OS pre-installed.
OnePlus needs to boost its speed in terms of upgrading its smartphones to the latest software. Where Samsung has rolled out the latest Android 11 update to its budget smartphones, the company is still stucked in the open beta updates to its high-end flagships.
Whereas the OnePlus 6 is said to receive the Android 11 update in the month of August which is when the Android 12 will be in its final stage of rollout. So, there are still some improvements need in the software update mechanism of OnePlus and we hope those changes with the Android 12.
In this dedicated tracker of the OxygenOS 12 tracker, we’ll keep you updated regarding the leaks, news, rumors, and other important news.
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OxygenOS 12 Features
Well, the Android 12 is currently in the initial stage of development and there is a lot more work to do before we get the exact features of this OS. So, it will be early to talk about the OxygenOS 12 features now. But still, we can have some ideas based on the developer previews and the leaks.
The Android 12 is expected to bring a bunch of features and a whole new user interface. Furthermore, it may come with stackable widgets that were introduced with the iOS 14 for iPhones. Additionally, the privacy of the phones will be more improved with this upcoming generation.
OnePlus Store with OxygenOS 12 [Update: June 10, 2021]
OnePlus has also announced that it will launch its own theme store alongside the OxygenOS 12. With this announcement, we can say that the company has actually started to think of Android 12. Read more here
[Update: May, 09]
OnePlus has made another announcement regarding the OnePlus Store on its official forum. It states that though the company has started working on the OnePlus theme, it is still not confirmed. Read more here
Android 12 Schedule: Official
Google has released its first developer’s preview back on February 19, 2021. The company has also published the schedule for the Android 12 regarding the developer previews, beta releases, and final rollouts.
As per the official schedule, Google has planned to deliver three developer previews, four public betas until the stable version arrives which is expected to come later this year. Looking at the Android 11 launch, the upcoming version is expected to come in the month of September this year. Read more
Android 12 beta 2 [Update: June 10, 2021]
Following its schedule, the US tech giant released the Android 12 Beta 2 for the eligible Pixel phones. The update comes with several adjustments and changes to the Material You system design. Read more here.
OnePlus 9, 9 Pro Android 12 beta new builds [Update: June 03, 2021]
After OnePlus halted the Android 12 beta update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones. The company has now released a new build for the upcoming Android version. This fixes the older bugs that were bricking these phones at the time of initial rollout. Read more here
OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Android 12 beta 1 [Update: May 19, 2021]
OnePlus has launched the Android 12 beta program for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro that gives a glimpse for users of these smartphones to get an early taste of this upcoming version. Read more
Download links for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Android 12 beta: Download here
Android 12 Features
As per the current developer preview rollouts, Google has made some hints that might be coming in the actual version. Starting with the UI, this time the company is planning its user interface inspired by Samsung. That is we’ll be seeing a more rounded corner design with the Android 12.
The security improvements are mandatory with every major rollout, but this time there will be some more in the security department. Below are some leaked features of Android 12:
- Native Scrolling Screenshot
- New App Pairs feature for Split-Screen Multitasking
- Access Google Assistant through the power button
- New Quick Settings buttons
- Major optimizations for tablet
Which OnePlus phones will get the OxygenOS 12 update?[Eligible Devices]: RPRNA
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9R
- 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
- OnePlus 6T McLaren
- OnePlus 6T
- OnePlus 6 (Not eligible)
These devices may also get Android 12 based OxygenOS 12 update:
- OnePlus Nord N10 5G
- OnePlus Nord N100
Note: We will update this OxygenOS 12 tracker 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.