[Update: Oct. 19] OnePlus OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update tracker: Devices that have received the stable/beta OS so far
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on July 14, 2020) follows:
OnePlus has less than a decade in the smartphone business but it sits well above a number of major names in the industry for a couple or so reasons. Besides the value for money, the well-thought-out OxygenOS skin keeps attracting more people to OnePlus phones.
Think of it as feature-packed stock Android. OnePlus has managed to carve out a set of features based on what the community wants and the end result is an OxygenOS skin that doesn’t overly get into the way of how Google intends Android to work while taking overall functionality a notch higher.
As of this writing, the latest stable version is OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10. It came out three weeks after Google rolled out the stable version to the Pixels. If anything, nothing different is expected with respect to the stable version of OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11.
To ensure this happens, OnePlus has already started testing the beta version of Android 11. The software was released in mid-June 2020 for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, but it isn’t fit for use as a daily driver, just yet.
More OnePlus phones are expected to join the party, more so after the stable version rolls out to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, probably in September or October 2020. To know if your OnePlus device will get this update, route here.
As for this article, we keep track of the OxygenOS 11 update progress, closely monitoring the release of the beta and stable versions to various OnePlus devices. We will regularly update the article to reflect the latest news.
Update 1 (July 29)
OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau has dropped a hint on Twitter suggesting that OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 will bring the highly awaited Always on Display (AOD) feature to OnePlus devices. See the full story here.
Update 2 (July 30)
Based on new information, it appears that OnePlus may enable support for 5G on the O2 network in the UK with the release of Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) on the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and the OnePlus Nord. See the full story here.
Update 3 (August 1)
According to a post on Weibo by OnePlus CEO — Pete Lau, the HydrogenOS 11 update will be arriving in China soon. HydrogenOS 11 is the Chinese equivalent of OxygenOS 11 that will release globally alongside Android 11. Check out more details here.
Update 4 (August 04)
OnePlus CEO — Pete Lau has confirmed — through a post on the OnePlus community forums that the company will be releasing the final developer preview build of OxygenOS 11 on August 10. After that, the company will release the Open Beta for all interested users to get to experience Android 11 before the official release.
Update 5 (August 06)
OnePlus is now teasing users with upcoming features that will arrive with the OxygenOS 11/HydrogenOS 11 update based on Android 11. The new features include the Zen Mode 2.0, dark mode with scheduling, an Always-on Display, and more. See the full story here.
Update 6 (August 10)
OnePlus has announced HydrogenOS 11 developer preview 3 in China, with it revealing some more info on the availability of the Open Beta and stable updates to Android 11 for OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7/7T Pro, OnePlus 7/7Pro, and OnePlus 6/6T. Details here.
Update 7 (August 11)
The Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) beta 3 update has now been released for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. The new update brings a bunch of new features and improvements. See the full story here.
Update 8 (August 12)
OnePlus has added several new features with the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) beta 3 update that it released yesterday. In case you want to check out most of what’s new with the update, head here to see the new features in action in a video.
Update 9 (August 14)
Some applications that are available on OxygenOS 11 and HydrogenOS 11-based on Android 11 seem to be running on OnePlus phones with Android 10. For more details on the matter, head here.
Update 10 (August 31)
IST: 06:42 pm: While OnePlus released OxygenOS 11 beta 3 earlier this month for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, stating that the next update would bring the Open Beta version of Android 11. It seems the company has encountered some unexpected bugs that need to be addressed and has thus released the beta 4 update. Read the full story here.
Update 11 (August 31)
Update 11 (September 02)
IST: 09:35 pm: Some recent reports suggest that OnePlus will bring Rich Communication Services (RCS) support with Android 11 update. It has also been reported that the OxygenOS 11 Weather app is now available for all OxygenOS 10 devices. Read the full story here.
Update 12 (September 04)
IST: 06:46 pm: With the release of the OxygenOS 11 developer preview 3 update, OnePlus introduced a new design language for its custom skin over Android 11. The company has offered some insights into why it made certain design changes that you can check out here.
Update 13 (September 08)
IST: 05:55 pm: OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users with the Chinese variants 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.
Update 14 (September 09)
IST: 10:19 am: Google has officially announced the release of Android 11 to the public. It has also stated that Android 11 will also be released for select OnePlus devices amongst devices from a few other OEMs.
Android 11 will begin rolling out today on select Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and realme phones, with more partners launching and upgrading devices over the coming months
Of course, we will update the tracker once Android 11 begins rolling out for OnePlus phones so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.
Update 15 (September 10)
IST: 06:15 pm: According to a new report, OnePlus has released a new version of its Notes application that brings the new OxygenOS 11 design language to the app. It’s available on the Google Play Store as an Early Access version.
Sam Twist, a Senior Product Manager at OnePlus, reportedly also mentioned that OnePlus is now shifting its focus to the “generalist population” with the OxygenOS 11 skin rather than focusing solely on enthusiasts.
IST: 06:39 pm: OnePlus is yet to release Android 11 for the OnePlus 7 series, however, the devices have picked up the update via the latest Android 11-based CarbonROM 8.0 version. Further, it seems that the Indian variants of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will get the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta update soon. See all the details here.
Update 16 (September 11)
IST: 10:20 am: Based on the teardown of OnePlus 8 series’ latest Open Beta, it’s being reported that OnePlus may bring 8K 960fps video recording in the OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update.
IST: 06:20 pm: OnePlus is planning to bring the front camera ring light feature via the official OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) build at least to the OnePlus 8 series. Head here for the complete coverage.
Update 17 (September 12)
IST: 01:40 pm: The OxygenOS 11 open beta update on the OnePlus 8 series (OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro) has broken the Google Assistant launch gesture (swipe from corner). What’s good is that one of the staff members has confirmed that the developers are working on this. Details here.
Update 18 (September 14)
IST: 06:00 pm: The OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 update brought along several bugs. Fortunately, fixes are in the works for certain problems such as the green tint, Spotify queue, Messenger bubble, and a few other issues. See more details here.
Update 19 (September 17)
IST: 03:49 pm: In case you were looking for a way to get the OnePlus 8 Android 11 beta live wallpapers on your Android phone, you’re in for some luck. These cool live wallpapres have been ported for any device running Android 8.0 Oreo and above. Check out all the details here.
IST 17:22 pm: OnePlus has officially released the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 Public Beta for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Interested users in China can check out the new beta software by heading here.
Update 20 (September 18)
IST 01:44 pm: In a FAQ posted by OnePlus, the company went ahead and addressed some of the changes they’ve made in OxygenOS 11. The FAQ post also sheds light on the OnePlus 8 Live Wallpaper animation issue which apparently will be fixed via upcoming updates.
Update 21 (September 21)
IST 11:50 am: OnePlus was one of the first OEMs to rollout out the Android 11 beta for its flagships. However, older phones such as the OnePlus 6 will not get the update anytime soon. But enthusiasts can check out Android 11 on the OnePlus 6 thanks to the latest POSP ROM.
Update 22 (September 23)
IST 06:13 pm: In a recent interview, Sam Twist, Senior Product Manager at OnePlus, offered some new insights for the development of OxygenOS 11. When questioned about India-specific features, Sam said that the company is piloting some features in the country such as Work-Life Balance feature and the OnePlus Scout.
However, OnePlus does intend to make the same features available globally. Further, when asked about the inconsistencies with the menu options, Sam claimed that “We want the power to lie with the user and provide as many options as we can to create a more intuitive experience.”
Update 23 (September 24)
IST 11:09 am: OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 update based on Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. This new update brings along a few fixes and improvements as well as the Canvas feature. More details and download links here.
Update 24 (September 25)
IST 12:53 pm: The Chinese OEM has now begun rolling out the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 Public Beta 2 for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in China. The update brings a few improvements and the new Canvas feature. To know more, head here.
Update 25 (September 26)
IST 11:31 pm: OnePlus is now conducting a survey for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users who have tried out the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 and Open Beta 2 builds to gain user feedback. Check out all the details here.
Update 26 (September 29)
IST 01:42 pm: New information on GitHub suggests that the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) stable update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro is right around the corner. Further, the company has also begun looking out for OnePlus Nord users to take part in the Closed Beta program. Check out all the details here.
IST 06:22 pm: OnePlus has released the Android 11-based kernel sources for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. This means users can expect to see a bunch of Android 11-based custom ROMs for the devices soon.
Update 27 (October 03)
IST 11:41 am: The HydrogenOS 11 (Android 11) Public Beta 3 update is now live for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in China according to an official announcement on the company’s Chinese community forum.
Update 28 (October 06)
IST 12:39 pm: OnePlus seems to have the back seat this year with the Android 11 stable update. It’s been nearly a month since Google rolled out the stable update but OnePlus is yet to release the stable version for its devices. All details here.
Update 29 (October 07)
IST 10:11 am: Some OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users aren’t able to install applications from Amazon after installing the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) Open Beta 2 update on their devices. Head here to know more.
Update 30 (October 08)
IST 02:26 am: The Always on Display is one of the most noticeable new addition with the OxygenOS 11 update. It brings a unique Insight option that lets users keep a tab on their smartphone usage which helps promote digital wellbeing. To know more about the new AOD, head here.
Update 30 (October 10)
IST 01:36 pm: OnePlus stated that the OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be released today and indeed users have begun reporting that they are receiving the update. For more details, route here.
IST 03:41 pm: OnePlus has shed some more light on the new Zen Mode 2.0 application hinting that the application will be available on non-OnePlus devices as well. You can head here to apply for the test/beta program for Zen Mode 2.0.
Update 31 (October 12)
IST 01:50 pm: Users who have got their hands on the stable OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are beginning to report of several bugs that they have come across after installing it. Head here to know more.
IST 02:13 pm: New developments suggest that the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 7 series may not arrive this year. See the full story here.
Update 32 (October 13)
Update 33 (October 14)
IST 12:55 pm: In case you aren’t a big fan of the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, you can now rollback to OxygenOS 10. More details here.
IST 02:38 pm: OnePlus has picked seven new feature ideas suggested by fans that it may introduce via upcoming OxygenOS 11 updates. These include a Desktop mode and an OxygenOS 11 Classic layout. Read the full story here.
IST 03:52 pm: The OnePlus Gallery version 4.0.77 update brings the revamped OxygenOS 11 design for OnePlus devices that aren’t yet running on Android 11. It also brings a few other improvements according to a recent report.
Update 34 (October 15)
IST 05:10 pm: OnePlus has confirmed that it will begin rolling out the OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update for the OnePlus 7 series by the end of this year itself. For more details on the matter, head here.
Update 35 (October 19)
IST 03:55 pm: In a new post on its community, OnePlus has addressed some of the bugs and issues found on HydrogenOS 11. We do expect to see the same to arrive on devices running OxygenOS 11. Full story here.
|Device/Android 11 update||BETA||STABLE||Notes|
|OnePlus 7T||–||–||– OxygenOS 11 expected in 2021 – NEW|
|OnePlus 7 Pro||–||–||– OxygenOS 11 expected in 2021 – NEW|
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