OnePlus this week adopted Samsung’s lead by rolling out Android 12 to its newest flagships, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Professional. Android 12 is available in tandem with the corporate’s Oxygen OS 12, the newest model of its personal working system, which brings OnePlus’ extras to Google’s replace.
OxygenOS 12 brings within the traditional Android 12 updates, in addition to loads of OnePlus-exclusive adjustments. There’s no Materials You right here, however there’s a visible overhaul right here that’s geared toward enhancing the readability of the working system. It additionally makes OnePlus telephones really feel much more like Oppo’s telephones, a consequence of the merger that occurred earlier within the yr.
A few of the options being highlighted as new — together with OnePlus Scout and Work-Life Stability (an iOS 15 focus mode-like characteristic) — have been already out there on the corporate’s Indian fashions. Different options construct upon some that already existed, together with a extra customizable At all times On Show, whereas the Notes and Gallery apps even have seen enhancements. OnePlus has a extra detailed changelog for these .
When will you get it?
The replace is rolling out to OnePlus 9 and 9 Professional homeowners in North America and India now. European homeowners can anticipate an replace shortly.
What fashions will get it?
OnePlus additionally shared that its older fashions could be getting an replace to OxygenOS 12 within the first half of 2022. These embrace the OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus Eight Professional, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 7T Professional, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7 Professional, OnePlus 7, OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus Nord CE, and the unique OnePlus Nord.
OxygenOS 12 has confirmed controversial amongst Android lovers, with some critiquing the transfer away from the Pixel-like Android expertise OnePlus as soon as supplied and towards a person expertise that’s extra in keeping with what related firm Oppo has by itself telephones. It’s a giant departure from what OnePlus has sometimes bought itself as, and we’ve famous that these adjustments have led to an erosion of identification between OnePlus telephones, Oppo telephones, and even Realme and Vivo telephones.