[Updated] OnePlus Nord bags Android 11-based Pixel Experience support as stable OxygenOS 11 remains elusive

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

Original story (published on February 04, 2021) follows:

OnePlus Nord is the company’s first attempt to go against the grain as it is the company’s first device to not be based on the flagship Qualcomm 8xx series.

While this also attracts a pretty decent bargain in terms of price, it doesn’t quite water-down the OnePlus experience as much as the lesser-powered Nord devices, OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100.

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OnePlus Nord

The OnePlus Nord’s journey to Android 11 has been a little bit less than graceful. We first got reports that the update would come to these devices by end of November but that obviously didn’t come to pass.

It wasn’t until sometime in January when we saw the first OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) Open Beta builds rolling out to the OnePlus Nord devices.

The second Open Beta has since rolled out and as we look forward to the official rollout of Android 11 for the OnePlus Nord, third-party developers are also working to deliver Android 11 to this device.

OnePlus Nord

Popular custom ROM maker, Pixel Experience, has released a Beta build for Android 11 for the OnePlus Nord, effectively allowing users of this device to convert their devices to Google Pixel 5, at least in terms of software.

Worth noting that this is the Pixel Experience 11 ROM and not the Plus Edition. This means that it brings the stock Google Pixel software experience without the customizations that custom ROMs are known for.

  • Device: OnePlus Nord
  • Channel: Custom ROM
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery

One important thing to note is that you must be running on a build of OxygenOS 11 before you flash this custom ROM on your OnePlus Nord.

OnePlus Nord

Also, as this is the initial Pixel Experience Android 11 build for the OnePlus Nord, there are bound to be a few bugs here and there, bugs that we should see addressed in subsequent builds.

We shall continue to keep an eye on this and the official OxygenOS 11 for this device and update as and when we get more info so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (June 02)

IST 07:55 pm: After OnePlus Nord, the Android 11-based Pixel Experience custom ROM is now out for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T users who are still waiting for the OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update.

NOTE: We have these and many other OnePlus stories in our dedicated OnePlus section.

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Clinton Madegwa

A cybernaut grasping at all things tech. Lover of Android, Linux, and custom ROMS. A nerd, a writer, an avid reader.