OnePlus is among the 7 non-Google brands which are a part of the Android 11 beta program. OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have already received Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 beta 2. Cut to August 11, the duo received much-anticipated OxygenOS 11 beta 3 or developer beta 3 a day after its Chinese equivalent HydrogenOS 11 got upgraded to beta 3 in its home country.
Talking about the Developer Preview 3, it doesn’t bring a whole lot of change but it does have a changelog to declare the features tweaked and updated. Beta 3 brings a new visual design for its Notes, Gallery, Launcher, and Weather app among other apps and functions. OnePlus has also upgraded the version with a new layout for better and efficient one-handed usage. The Zen Mode has received three new themes along with a Group feature and new timing options to check out
Apart from that, the changelog does mentions that beta 3 has upgraded the Gallery function and now it automatically takes videos and photos to create weekly stories out of it. Another thing that received a revamp is the Dark Mode along with a toggle option on the Quick Settings menu to turn on and turn it off. The Always-On Display (AOD) has already arrived on previous betas and the new beta 3 is no different since AOD will make a splash on OxygenOS 11 as promised.
OnePlus has added a new OnePlus Sans font that improves readability. Finally, there’s an addition of Live Wallpapers that change based on the time of the day. This is everything you get with the new OxygenOS 11 Beta 3.
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Android 11 OxygenOS 11 Release
OnePlus release schedule for OxygenOS11 / HydrogenOS 11 dictates that soon after this third and last beta update rolls out, OnePlus will commence Open Public Beta updates that would make the update available for other users albeit it will be a beta update. It will commence on September 8 according to the timeline and will be available for OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro users on a much wider scale. The stable OxygenOS 11 will arrive in mid-October.
Followed by that, all other OnePlus smartphones which include OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 will get their respective OxygenOS 11 upgrade by mid-December. If you are wondering why OnePlus 7T Pro Android OnePlus 7 Pro aren’t included in the list above, it could be ita premium status that would allow it to intercept the OxygenOS 11 upgrade sooner than the non-Pro models i.e. between mid-October to mid-December.