OnePlus pushes stable OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13 for OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite

Soon after the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite launch in April 2022, OnePlus quickly pushed regular updates to the device. Be it monthly security patches or bug fix improvements. It was unveiled alongside the OnePlus 10R smartphone. OnePlus had already rolled out the stable OxygenOS 13 for 10R. In November 2022, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite users received their OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update. OnePlus has now started to roll the stable OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13 update to the smartphone. 

oneplus pushes stable oxygenos 13 based on android 13 for oneplus nord ce 2 lite

Must See: [Updated] List of OnePlus devices eligible for Android 13 update

The update comes with firmware version C.25 and weighs around 4.50GB. It also brings the December 2022 security patch to the device. The update brings all popular OxygenOS 13 features like Aquamorphic Design, Efficiency, Security & privacy improvements, Health & Digital well-being, Performance optimization, and Gaming experience. It gets vibrant theme colors, enhanced privacy and security, and much more. Here is the detailed changelog the update;


Aquamorphic Design

Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.

Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.

Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.

Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.

Optimizes UI layers for clearer and neater visual experience.

Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.

Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.

Optimizes fonts for better readability.

Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.

Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.


Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.

Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.

Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.

Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.

Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open floating window inside apps for smooth operation.

Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.

Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.

Security & privacy

Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.

Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.

Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.

Health & Digital wellbeing

Adds distance-from-phone, ambient light, and sitting posture reminders in Kid Space.

Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.

Performance optimization

Adds Dynamic Computing Engine to improve the system speed, stability, battery life, and app experience.

Gaming experience

Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.

A few OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite users in the OnePlus community have confirmed the pushing of the update. It will be rolled out staged where only a few users will receive the update in the initial days. The update is live in India and will be live in other countries in the following days. Those who can’t wait for the OTA can download the update manually from the following link.

  • Click here to download OxygenOS 13 update based on Android 13

Once downloaded, head to Settings and open the Software updates menu to install the same. Share the article with your friends who use OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite smartphone.

Basith Rahman PP
Basith Rahman PP
Basith is a CA student who is also a tech evangelist and an auto lover who works with and talks about latest news in tech and auto industry. Apart from this, Basith is a traveller, foodie and a movie buff.


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