OnePlus‘ latest flagship series, the OnePlus 9 series has arrived in the market and brings loads of premium offerings. Along with the pre-installed features of the latest Android 11-based OxygenOS 11, these smartphone becomes more smooth and easy to operate. The devices are currently testing Android 12 OS, as OxygenOS 12 and ColorOS 12 custom skins.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Android 12 update for the OnePlus 9 series. Check below:
OnePlus has launched the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta program for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro users, these devices will get an early taste of this latest Android OS.
- OnePlus 9/9 Pro gets Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1.
- These devices received ColorOS 12 early access in China.
OnePlus 9/9 Pro Android 12/OxygenOS 12/ColorOS 12 Release Date:
OnePlus hasn’t yet shared any official OxygenOS 12 timeline for the OnePlus 9 series globally. Although, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are set to receive the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 early access in October 2021. The stable rollout is to begin later this year.
In this dedicated tracker of OxygenOS 12/ColorOS 12, we will cover all the latest news, leaks, and any other kind of update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.
In the first OxygenOS 12 Open Beta, there are some bugs. Below you will find some detected bugs and issues.
- Some third-party apps haven’t been adapted to the latest Android version and may not function properly
- The camera might be stuck and unstable sometimes
- Texts and calls might not be able to be received
- Bluetooth earphones may fail to connect and play music
- Information about the CPU is incorrectly displayed
- Buttons in Gallery might not function properly
- Screen recordings may not be saved in some instances
Ready to get started on the Open Beta 1?
All the new features of the OxygenOS 12:
- 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 2, October 17 (10:41 ET) ― ColorOS 12 Beta 2 for OnePlus 9/9 Pro
Update 1, October 12 (07:02 ET) ― ColorOS 12 launched for global users
OCTOBER 05, 2021:
OnePlus started the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta program for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro users.
OCTOBER 03, 2021:
Oppo began the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 beta recruitments for the Oppo and OnePlus phones in China.
OCTOBER 01, 2021:
T-Mobile has started Android 12 development for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021:
The Android 12 Developer Preview 2 is now available for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021:
The international version of the OnePlus 9 Pro is now spotted running Android 12-based ColorOS 12. The device is an Indonesian model of the OnePlus 9 Pro with 12GB RAM. This is surprising that the company is testing the ColorOS 12 on the international variants instead of OxygenOS 12, which means we could soon see the ColorOS 12 on the international OnePlus models.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2021:
OnePlus will start the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 early beta upgrade in January 2021 for the OnePlus 9R.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021:
OnePlus has now released the Android 12-based ColorOS 12 early access update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro devices in China.
AUGUST 18, 2021:
JULY 27, 2021:
OnePlus has now officially confirmed the end of the Android 11 Open Beta release cycle for the OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8/8 Pro. A step ahead to start the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta program.
Since the Android 11 builds for the OnePlus 8T (and OnePlus 8/8 Pro) are now more and more stable, thanks to our stronger R&D resources that can better test and adjust these builds to meet our standards, the current OBT will be the last one for the 8T (and OnePlus 8/8 Pro) on Android 11. The stable versions for the OnePlus 8T (and OnePlus 8/8 Pro) will continue to be released according to the current maintenance schedule with the latest system optimizations and feature updates
JUNE 03, 2021:
OnePlus has already released Android 12 beta testing for OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro alongside Google’s first beta that was released for Pixel and some other OEM eligible smartphones. However, the beta update also brought bricking issues with it. Now the company is releasing new builds to sort the previous bugs. Read more here.
MAY 19, 2021:
OnePlus launched the Android 12 developer preview program for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro to get an early experience of the upcoming Android version. Read more here.
*This article will be updated regularly