The completed version of Android 11 was released today, and it has already started rolling out to Pixel phones. OnePlus has been hard at work on its version of the update over the past few months, and now the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta is available for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, complete with the revamped interface that was present on previous public builds.
“Now faster and smoother with new design elements that add a bit of boldness to stock Android,” OnePlus wrote in a forum post, “we think the updated layout makes one-handed operation easier and more intuitive – and just gives you a better and more beautiful overall experience.” We already went hands-on with the new design, which feels a bit like Samsung’s One UI. There were some UX issues that needed to be worked out at the time, so let’s hope OnePlus has been listening to feedback.
Beyond everything that Android 11 includes, like new APIs, changes to notifications, and updated permissions, OnePlus has introduced a few added features. There’s a new tools box while in gaming mode, better accidental touch detection, an always-on display feature, and changes to Zen Mode. OnePlus has also finally adopted stock Android’s easy toggle for dark mode. The full changelog is below.
You can find more information and downloads at the source link below. The Open Betas are pre-production software, so you should only switch if you can handle your phone possibly breaking.
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World news – US – OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 arrives on OnePlus 8 series, based on Android 11