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Original story (published on October 10, 2020) follows:

OnePlus has usually been one of the first OEMs to push a new stable Android version upgrade for its devices soon after Google releases it for its Pixel lineup.

However, this year, it seems Xiaomi beat them to the punch since the OEM began rolling out the stable Android 11 update for its Mi 10 series in China.

Therefore, it begs the question — is this one step forward, two steps backward for OnePlus? Prior to this, the OEM was one-upped only by ‘Essential’ which is not surprising since the company only launched one phone.

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OnePlus 8

But that does not mean OnePlus is slacking in the updates department. Further, new developments suggest that the company has begun rolling out the stable OxygenOS 11 update.

Individuals are taking to Facebook and OnePlus Community forums to report that they have started receiving the stable OxygenOS 11 update on their OnePlus 8 series devices.

The update is live as OxygenOS 11.IN11DA and rolling out on handsets at the time of writing. We have shared a couple of screenshots of the update below:

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As you can see from the screenshots above, the update appears to be rolling out for users at random. At present, OnePlus has not made an official statement on the rollout yet.

However, a OnePlus mod has commented on a user’s post on the community forum hinting towards an official announcement soon.

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Like we mentioned above, the new update is only live for users in India at the moment. But given past update trends from the company, it’s likely that the stable OxygenOS 11 update will go live in other regions soon.

This new update brings a bunch of new features and improvements over OxygenOS 10. To know more about the new features in OxygenOS 11, you can head here.

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The latest iteration of OnePlus’ in-house custom skin

Of course, we will continue to keep track of the situation and will post an update once the company makes any official announcement regarding the update.

Meanwhile, you can also stay tuned to our dedicated tracker for the rollout of OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) on all eligible devices from the company.

Update 1 (October 10)

IST 01:23 pm: OnePlus has confirmed that the OxygenOS 11 update based on Android 11 will go live for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro today. And since users have already reported receiving the update, it’s clear that the company has stuck to its word.

OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) Changelog:

System
– Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details.
– Brand-new weather UI supports dynamic switches between sunrise and sunset. You can have day and night at your hand now.
– Optimized stability on some third-party applications and improved user experience.

Game Space
– Newly added gaming tools box for convenient switches of Fnatic mode. You can now choose three ways of notifications: text-only, heads up and block, just for your immersive gaming experience.
– Newly added quick reply feature in a small window for Instagram and WhatsApp. (Enable it by swiping down from upper right/left corners of the screen in gaming mode)
– Newly added mis-touch prevention feature. Enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen, click and the notification bar will pop out.

Ambient Displsy
– Added Always-on ambient Display function, custom Schedule/All day option included. (To set: Settings > Display > 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 10 new clock styles. (To set: Settings > Customization > Clock Style)

Dark Mode
– Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.
– Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. (To set: Settings > Display > Dark Mode > Turn on automatically > Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise/Custom time range.)

Zen Mode
– Added 5 new themes (ocean, space, grassland, and so on), and more timing options.
– Included the Group feature in Zen Mode, now you can invite your friends and enable the Zen Mode together.

Gallery
– Story function supported, automatically forming weekly videos with photos and video in storage.
– Loading speed optimized, and the image preview is now faster.

Others
– The widget on the desktop might disappear. It can be set as followed: Long press on the desktop -“Widget” – “Settings” – Select the widget.

IST 02:10 pm: In case you aren’t willing to wait for the OTA update, you can download the OxygenOS 11 update for your device(s) via the link(s) below:

OnePlus 8 (Global)

  • Device: OnePlus 8
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery

OnePlus 8 Pro (Global)

  • Device: OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery

OnePlus 8 Pro (India)

  • Device: OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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