OnePlus 7 and 7T Series gets Android 11 via OxygenOS 11 Open Beta update

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After a long period of what seemed like an endless wait, OnePlus 7 and 7T Series owners can finally breathe a sigh of relief as OnePlus has finally rolled out Android 11 for the four devices. However, this Android 11 update comes as the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta Update. For those unaware, OnePlus usually rolls out updates to the public via two channels, Open Beta (OB) and Stable. The latter is the update that is rolled out to the majority of owners with maximum bugs ironed out thanks to the thorough testing carried out by volunteers from the Open Beta Channel. The Android 11 Open Beta update is now available for interested owners of the OnePlus 7 /7 Pro and OnePlus 7T/7T Pro. To recall, OnePlus has already rolled out the Android 11 Update for OnePlus 8 Series. OnePlus announced the Android 11 Open Beta for the four devices via a post on the company’s community forum.

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What’s New?

Along with Android 11, the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta brings a galore of new features and functions to the OnePlus 7 Series. OxygenOS 11 brings with it a completely new and revamped overall system UI. New features such as Shelf and older features such as the Dark Mode have been improved upon. After a lot of requests from the community, the Ambient Display or AOD has made a comeback to OxygenOS with a ton of customization options. With this update, OnePlus has also added support for the HEVC Video codec which leads to better video compressing. Other changes to the Camera include newer UI Changes and several other nifty functions.

Official Changelog

System

Update to OxygenOS 11 version

Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details

Optimize the stability of some third-party applications and improve the experience

Camera

Updated the camera UI and optimized some of the function paths to offer a more convenient operation

Newly added HEVC codec to reduce video storage size seamlessly, capture and shoot more without compromising on quality

Newly added access to a third-party app to share the picture by pressing and holding it in preview

Newly added the quick access to recording mode by pressing and holding the shutter button and by sliding the button, you can easily zoom in or zoom out

Newly added the playback display in Time-lapse mode to show the actual filming time

Ambient Display

Newly added Insight clock style, a joint creation with Parsons School of Design. It will change according to the phone usage data ( To set: Settings > Customization > Clock Style)

Newly added Canvas feature that can automatically draw a wireframe picture based on a lock screen photo on your phone(Path:Settings-Customization-Wallpaper-Canvas-Choose photo preview and it can be generated automatically)

Always-On-Display feature is under internal test and will be released in subsequent versions. In this build, you can use the “Ambient Display” by picking up your phone or tapping the screen, it can be turned on in the Settings.

Dark Mode

Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.

Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. path: Settings – Display – Dark Mode – Turn on automatically – Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise / Custom time range

Shelf

Newly shelf interface design, the interface is clearer

Added weather widget, animation effect smarter

Gallery

Supporting Story function, automatically form weekly videos with photos and video in storage

Optimize the loading speed of the gallery, and the image preview is faster

However as this is a Beta Update and not the Stable Version, therefore bugs are to be expected. Some of them include issues related to auto brightness adjustment, increased power consumption and lagging in the gallery app among others. If you find across any such bugs in your experience with the Android 11 Open Beta Update for OnePlus 7 Series than submit them via the Feedback Section of the OnePlus Forums.

Source: Oneplus 7/Pro, OnePlus 7T/Pro

 

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