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Android OS 13 Release Date for OnePlus Phones: When Can You Get the New Update?

November 6, 2023
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As of right now, OnePlus has not disclosed the OxygenOS 13 update’s official distribution plan. However, past performance suggests that the updated interface will be available for OnePlus smartphones later this year. According to our estimates, OxygenOS 13’s first stable build might be accessible as early as Q3 of 2022. Members of the India OnePlus Community are now able to test early releases of OxygenOS 13 for the OnePlus 10 Pro and provide feedback by enrolling in the CBT Program, thanks to an invitation from OnePlus. If you’re interested, you can join the CBT Program by doing the actions listed below:

OxygenOS 13 Features

OxygenOS 13 Features

OnePlus’s choice to combine OxygenOS with Oppo’s ColorOS was criticized by some of its most ardent supporters. Following some back and forth, the business abandoned its intentions to combine the two OSs into a single, unified OS. It said that OxygenOS updates for OnePlus smartphones will continue. Nonetheless, the business insisted that it will keep building the latest OxygenOS builds on top of the ColorOS.

It said that by doing this, it will be able to provide consumers with an OS free of bugs and add new features more quickly. However, the business acknowledged its shortcomings in an Open Ear Forum a while back, saying, “OxygenOS 12 did not launch at a quality that fulfills our standards or those of our Community.”

OnePlus is reaffirming its commitment to developing its in-house skin in a way that will appeal to enthusiasts now that Android 13—the platform on which OxygenOS 13 is anticipated to be based—is almost ready to be released to the general public. Following receipt of the necessary input from its Open Ear Forum, OnePlus said that it will address the following issues in the OxygenOS 13 update:

  • UI uniformity and personalization should be improved.
  • Enhanced system reliability and a better function route
  • Give AOD more functionality, such as a music player.
  • Zen Mode has been improved to provide consumers with a more effective and immersive experience.
  • Good community relations (e.g., increasing OEF, streamlining CBT initiatives, etc.)

The business also says that it will adhere to its “core product philosophy” to provide the “fast and smooth, burdenless experience” that OxygenOS from OnePlus seeks to offer.

A little later in the OnePlus 10T launch event, OnePlus revealed some of the OxygenOS 13’s planned features. Let’s examine this:

Aquamorphic design

Aquamorphic design

With OxygenOS 13, OnePlus is launching a new design language known as “Aquamorphic design.” The “Aquamorphic design,” which is “effortlessly smooth,” has “fluid adaptation, seamless integration, natural vitality,” and is inspired by the amorphous qualities of water, according to the business, which claims to be drawing inspiration from nature to produce a “burdenless design.” The new UX includes a completely redesigned color scheme, icon design, interface, and layouts, says OnePlus. OnePlus adds that to provide a consistent user experience throughout OxygenOS 13, it has made at least 595 careful design adjustments.

Improved resource allocation and memory management

Improved resource allocation and memory management

OnePlus is adjusting the memory and resource management of OxygenOS. OnePlus has achieved up to 30 percent fluency rate, 20 percent quicker app installation speed, and 10 percent faster app starting performance using the OxygenOS 13 AI System Booster. According to OnePlus, OxygenOS 13 promises a “smooth, stable, and seamless experience,” improving the OS as a whole.

Improvements to OxygenOS AOD features

On the majority of its Android handsets, the business has always employed AMOLED displays. Additionally, the Always-on Display (AOD) function allows users to rapidly peek at essential information even while the phone is locked. The AOD functionality is now undergoing extensive iteration by the firm. With Spotify, OnePlus has expanded its collaboration and now provides a wide range of controls on the AOD screen. Along with the music controls, which include play/pause, forward/backward, and favorite shortcuts, you also receive song suggestions. Additionally, Bitmoji AOD, Insight AOD, and Food Delivery AOD are receiving AOD features from the firm.

Gaming improvements

Gaming is also receiving a significant boost from OnePlus. For a seamless and simple gaming experience, the business has added an enhanced HyperBoost Gaming Engine with GPA 4.0 frame stabilizer. Performance options are also included, allowing expert gamers to prioritize high frame rates or adjust power savings.

Quality of life improvements to the system launcher

In addition to introducing the “Smart Launcher,” OnePlus has enhanced the system launcher. Large and tiny folders now dynamically change for a more ordered area on the home screen, and the system launcher is now effective and easy to use. According to the business, the launcher’s widgets, app management, and update alerts are all included in the smart features.

The Sidebar Toolbox, a folder of programs that users may access by swiping on certain regions on the borders of the display, now allows users to add their favorite apps. Recall that Oppo’s ColorOS also has a function like this.

Dolby Atmos, Spatial Audio, and Fast Pair

To enhance the quality of music listening, OnePlus is adding support for Dolby Atmos (which requires hardware support) and spatial audio. Fast Pair, a Google function designed to simplify the process of pairing wireless headphones, is now supported. OnePlus is including Audio Switch functionality into OxygenOS 13 to provide seamless transitions between various linked gadgets.

Support for Nearby Share, RCS messaging, and Safety Centre

OnePlus’s OxygenOS 13 version incorporates a lot of features from Android 13. Based on Android 13, the new UI supports RCS messaging, Nearby Sharen, and a Safety Centre feature that makes it simple to see and manage the privacy permissions of apps.

Enhanced private safe of OnePlus

OnePlus has improved OxygenOS’s Private Safe function and is now encrypting important files—including documents, photos, videos, and other files—with AES. This guarantees that unauthorized users or third-party programs cannot access private files.

OxygenOS 13-supported devices

The official list of devices that will receive the next OxygenOS 13 upgrade has been released by OnePlus. Furthermore, the company declared that the stable OxygenOS 13 will be available “soon” for the OnePlus 10 Pro. An official list of the devices receiving the update is provided below. Remember that OnePlus has not yet disclosed when the OxygenOS 13 upgrade will be released.

  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 10T
  • OnePlus 10R
  • OnePlus 9R
  • OnePlus 9RT
  • OnePlus Nord 2
  • OnePlus Nord 2T
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite

Conclusion

OnePlus has announced the release date for the OxygenOS 13 update, which is expected to be available in Q3 2022. The company has made at least 595 meticulous design changes in OxygenOS 13 to ensure UX consistency across the OS. The update will improve UI personalization and consistency, system consistency, and more optimized function paths. It will also add more features in Always-on Display (AOD) (like Music Player), optimized Zen Mode, and positive communication with community members.

OnePlus has introduced the “Aquamorphic Design” with OxygenOS 13, inspired by nature’s amorphous properties of water. The new UX includes a completely redesigned color scheme, icon design, interface, and layouts. OnePlus has also improved resource allocation and memory management, optimizing the OxygenOS 13’s AI System Booster to achieve up to 30% fluency rate, 20% faster app installation speed, and 10% faster app startup speed.

The OxygenOS 13 will also offer improvements to gaming, including an improved HyperBoost Gaming Engine and GPA 4.0 frame stabilizer for a smooth and effortless gaming experience. The system launcher has been improved with a “Smart Launcher,” and users can now add their favorite apps to the Sidebar Toolbox.

OnePlus is also introducing support for Dolby Atmos, Spatial Audio, Fast Pair, and Audio Switch to make it easy to switch between multiple connected devices. The new interface now includes support for Nearby Sharen, RCS messaging, and a Safety Centre feature, allowing users to easily see and control the privacy permissions of apps. Additionally, the Private Safe feature of OxygenOS has been enhanced using AES encryption to protect sensitive files.

OnePlus has announced the official devices that will receive the OxygenOS 13 update, including the OnePlus 10 Pro, which will receive the stable OxygenOS 13 “soon.”

FAQS

When OnePlus 13 update will come?

On March 10, 2023, OnePlus began releasing the OxygenOS 13 upgrade for the Nord CE variant, which is based on Android 13. Users of Nord CE should be aware of the most recent information. The OnePlus Nord CE is an outdated and entry-level smartphone model; therefore, the Android 13 upgrade is unexpected.

Can we update to Android 13 on OnePlus?

Indian owners of the OnePlus 11 may now experience new features with OxygenOS 13.1, which is based on Android 13.

How do I get the OnePlus Android 13 update?

Go to the ‘About device’ section of the ‘Settings’ app on your phone to see if you can sign up for the OxygenOS 13 beta. This is where you may choose to update your device. You may tap it to see the firmware version that is currently in use.