OxygenOS 12: Everything you need to know – Eligible devices, features, latest news, and release date

by Ashish

It seems that the work for the Android 12 has been started and already the leaks and rumors about its features and the first look have come to light. Meanwhile, the phone makers are currently releasing the Android 11 upgrade for their eligible devices.

Google has announced the Android 11 back in September 2020, which comes with many changes over the previous generation and provides a refreshed look with many new features such as bubble notification, built-in screen recording, new conversation tabs, smart home and media controls, new privacy changes, and much more.

Soon after the rollout, the OEMs have also started the beta testing for their eligible flagship devices. Following this, OnePlus has also released the Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 for its compatible phones.

Based on Android 11, the OxygenOS 11 brings several new features such as the new Always-on display, improved dark mode, refreshed UI, privacy improvements, updated apps, and much more.

What About OxygenOS 12?

Meanwhile, the company is releasing the Android 11 based OxygenOS 11 update for its eligible smartphones and here we are with some interesting stuff for the upcoming OxygenOS 12. As Google has already started its work on the next generation of its Android operating system, it’s a good time to discuss the next iteration of OxygenOS.

As usual, after the release of the Android 12, OnePlus will start the beta program for its eligible device which will also include OnePlus 9 series this time. The OxygenOS is based on Google’s stock Android OS which is somewhat similar to that of the Pixel phones. We’ll get more about this in the coming days.

OnePlus OxygenOS 12 Release Date:

While the confirmation regarding the actual release date of the OxygenOS still awaits but we know that the company will roll out this update soon after the announcement of Andriod 12. The Chinese phone maker will start with the beta program for its top-end models and then expand it to other eligible devices.

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Talking about the launch date of the Android 12, the company launched the 11th generation in September last year, so it is expected that the next version may be announced at the same time this year. And following this, OnePlus will also start its beta activity for compatible smartphones.

OnePlus OxygenOS 12 Features [Expected]:

As we know that the custom skins are based on Google’s Android OS, so the upcoming version of OxygenOS will come with all the new features of the Android 12. While we don’t much regarding the features but users can surely expect an optimized user interface, added new functionalities, and new privacy improvements for a better user experience.

As per 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 of the update.

Android 12 Schedule: [Official]

On February 19, 2021, Google released the first Android 12 developer preview. Along with this, the company has also published the schedule for the different developer previews, beta releases, and final releases. Starting February, Google has planned to deliver three developer previews, four public beta update until the stable build which is expected to be released later this year.

Android 12 Features [Rumored]

In the meantime, the changes of the upcoming Android 12 are starting to leak. With the Android 12, Google will deliver several useful features. Till now, we’ve witnessed that the Android 12 will have a totally modified user interface, new gamepad vibration settings, restricted network mode, Wi-Fi password sharing through Nearby Share, app hibernation, and more.

Which OnePlus phones will get the OxygenOS 12 update [Eligible Devices]: RPRNA

If you are thinking about whether your OnePlus device will get the upcoming Android 12 based OxygenOS 12 update then here’s the list of the devices for the OxygenOS 12:

  • 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 update:

  • OnePlus Nord N10 5G
  • OnePlus Nord N100

Note: We will update this article as soon as we hear anything new about the upcoming software.

*This article will be regularly updated

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