[UPDATE 5: Official changelog]
OxygenOS 12 comes with streamlined and subtly textured visuals to inspire a calm ambiance. Accentuating light and space, simple geometric lines and shapes ensure a clean interface with fresh elements. Burdenless controls make interacting with your phone more intuitive and less stressful.
- 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
- 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 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
[UPDATE 4: OnePlus has shared a new Android 12-based ColorOS 12 roadmap for its smartphones in China. Information here]
[UPDATE 3: OnePlus is planning to launch a new unified OS with Oppo. Information here]
[UPDATE 2: Latest news about OxygenOS 12 features]
In addition, the OxygenOS 12 is expected to come with some new features including floating windows, new privacy features, and a theme store.
The floating windows feature will allow users to resize windows to fit on the screen anywhere, it will make multitasking easier. The OxygenOS 12 to be more focused on privacy. You will be able to lock sensitive information, like photos and documents.
With the theme store, you will get the power to change the look and feel of the UI. Some noticeable changes are the easy settings page, new passcode (thanks to ColorOS).
[UPDATE 1: Check the latest (features) news below]
- OnePlus confirms it is working on a new toggle for its “optimized mode” in response to app throttling in OxygenOS 11. This new feature won’t arrive until the release of OxygenOS 12, which is based on Android 12 and coming this Fall. Read More Here.
- OxygenOS 12: OnePlus working on a new AOD feature, more options in the Canvas AOD, and a revamped Gallery app experience with new functions. Read More Here.
- OnePlus will introduce its own theme store with OxygenOS 12. Read More Here.
Google’s next major Android OS is coming soon which is predictably called Android 12. This operating system is under development and the first preview builds are already been released.
The company is further intended to roll out beta updates before the official version. These early builds provide Google an opportunity to test upcoming OS with the help of a community.
As for the OnePlus fans, Google’s Android developer previews can hold clues as to what future OxygenOS builds will look like. Based on Google’s latest Android 12, the OxygenOS 12 will be coming to the eligible OnePlus devices this fall and we expect some extraordinary features with this version.