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The latest iteration of the custom OS is being released at this time by smartphone OEMs. And as Android 13 nears general availability, OEMs have already begun conducting internal testing for their new operating system. Speaking of OnePlus, their upcoming operating system will be OxygenOS 13, which is based on Android 13. And since OxygenOS 13 will soon be available, we already know a few things about it. You can learn more about the supported devices, the release date, and the features of OxygenOS 13 here.
Everyone is familiar with OxygenOS for its UI that is quite similar to stock with some added functionality. However, OnePlus modified the UI and made it more akin to ColorOS from OxygenOS 11. In China, OnePlus even switched to ColorOS. And it got worse with OxygenOS 12. Instead of Warp Charging, even rapid charging on OnePlus is now referred to as Vooc.
Can OnePlus, however, bring back the pleasure of OxygenOS with OxygenOS 13? Well, that depends on the additions and modifications that OxygenOS 13 will bring. And if you’re interested in learning more about the impending OxygenOS 13, you’ve come to the correct place. The release date will be discussed first.
OxygenOS 13 release date
The release of OxygenOS 13 is dependent on Android 13 because it will be based on that operating system. And since everyone is aware that Google recently released the last Android 13 beta, we may assume that the release of the Android 13 stable build is not far off.
Contrarily, OnePlus is going to reveal OxygenOS 13, which will later be made accessible for beta testing. OxygenOS 13 will be available shortly, according to a tweet from OnePlus from a few days ago. Several reputable news sources claim that OxygenOS 10 and the OnePlus 10T will both be unveiled on August 3.
According to the statement, OxygenOS 13 will be accessible for beta testing following the occasion. At the event, OnePlus will also introduce new features that will appear in OxygenOS 13. OxygenOS 13 will be accessible for beta testing on the OnePlus 10 Pro up until the stable release.
We predict that OxygenOS 13 will be released in a stable state in late October or early November. And as was already reported, it will first be made accessible on the OnePlus 10 Pro before moving on to other qualified phones. If you didn’t previously know, OnePlus is testing the Android 13 developer preview on the OnePlus 10 Pro, which does not include OxygenOS 13.
Most of the users just want to get back the stock experience that OxygenOS was offering before. But there is only a little hope as everything OnePlus doing is the opposite. They even going to take away the alert slider soon.
As of now, there is very little information available regarding the OxygenOS 13 which makes it hard to guess new features. Well, at least we can expect some of the basic features of Android 13 that includes changes in Privacy and Security, minor UI changes, etc.
A few days back OnePlus shared a OxygenOS 13 teaser video in a Tweet. It reveals a couple of changes that are coming with ColorOS 13, oh sorry OxygenOS 13. So let’s find out the changes teased in the Tweet.
New AOD Screen
The teaser showcased a new AOD design with the Spotify widget and below it are some recommendations or might be the tracks in the Queue. Currently, in OxygenOS 12, it only shows the music icon in AOD. But looks like a big Music Widget can be seen in the OxygenOS 13 AOD. It can also be the Lock screen but as the background is black we are guessing it’s the AOD.
Next in the Teaser video is the new Canvas AOD effect. In OxygenOS 13, the Canvas will not overlap with the AOD content like Clock and Date. The portion of the Canvas that is overlapping will automatically be cut. And it will look something as mentioned in the image.
Insight AOD was also shown in the video but it doesn’t reflect any change in that video. Well, we don’t have to wait longer as OxygenOS 13 will be announced on August 3.
All the changes will only be effective and exciting only if OxygenOS 13 is going to be available for your phone. One good thing about OnePlus is they are transparent about the update policy. Update policy includes how many major Android updates and security update a particular OnePlus phone will get since its launch. And so with the help of the update policy and update history, we can guess OxygenOS 13 Eligible Devices list. below you can check the full list.
- OnePlus 10T
- OnePlus 10R
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- OnePlus 9RT
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus Nord 2T
- OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
- OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
- OnePlus Nord 2 5G
- OnePlus Nord CE 5G
- OnePlus Ace
- OnePlus Ace Racing
Any OnePlus phone that will release after July 2022 and is not on the list will also get the OxygenOS 13 update.
So, this was the list of OnePlus devices that will get the OxygenOS 13 based Android 13 update along with the OxygenOS 13 features and its release timeline.