New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 11, 2020) follows:

OnePlus has two custom skins running atop AOSP. Back at home, devices have HydrogenOS while on the global scene, there is the popular OxygenOS. As usual, the former gets treated to new features and updates in general ahead of the latter.

This explains our coverage from yesterday regarding the release of HydrogenOS 11 beta 3 based on Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro handsets sold in China. As we pointed out, OxygenOS 11 beta 3 was to follow soon.

The wait wasn’t that long. A quick look into the official OnePlus community forums and you’ll come across a recent announcement by the company that the third developer preview of OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro units is now up for grabs.


OnePlus had hinted before that this will be the final developer preview update after which the Open Beta will be released. Essentially, this will make the update available for public use, only that it will still be in beta.

Apparently, the Open Beta will begin on September 8 in China for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro units, with the stable rollout set for mid-October. The rollout should also hit the global units shortly after. There is more on that as well as availability details for other devices here.

As for the incoming OxygenOS 11 beta 3, below are the release notes included:

– New visual design (including Weather app, Launcher, Gallery, Notes)
– New layout for more comfortable and convenient one-handed operation
– Always-on display function, including 11 new clock styles
– Live wallpaper that changes according to the time of day
– New OnePlus Sans font that improves readability
– Optimized Dark Mode, including the ability to automatically turn on and off and a shortcut in Quick Settings
– 3 new Zen Mode themes, more timing options, and new Group feature to let you experience Zen Mode with your friends
– New Gallery function that automatically creates a weekly story based on your photos and videos

The company has also highlighted the key issues known to them, including compatibility with some third-party applications, general system and network stability issues in some scenarios. Of course, these are things that should be non-existent when the stable version arrives.

As always, we have the download link for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro OxygenOS 11 beta 3 update with us, so feel free to grab it and do a manual installation. But once again, this version is meant for app developers and not for public use.

  • Device: OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro
  • Version: OxygenOS 11 Beta 3
  • Android: 11

Update 1 (August 12)

OnePlus has baked in a bunch of new features and redesigned UI elements with the latest Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) beta 3 update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. You can take a glimpse of all the new additions in a video by heading here.

Update 2 (August 31)

IST: 06:50 pm: Before releasing the open Beta version of Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, the company has now started rolling out the OxygenOS 11 beta 4 update that brings several bug fixes and optimizations.

It is to note that OnePlus did not officially announce the latest Android 11 beta 4 update for the devices. We will keep you posted as and when OnePlus publishes the same in the forums. Read the entire story here.

Update 3 (September 08)

IST: 06:08 pm: Users with the Chinese variants of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro can now join the public beta program to try HydrogenOS 11 based on Android 11. The update is currently being reviewed by Google before it can go live. See the full story here.

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