[Update: Mar. 15] OnePlus Nord Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) update status: What we know so far
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on October 21, 2020) follows:
Android 11 has been out for a little over a month at this point. A few devices like Google’s own Pixel line and the OnePlus 8 series have already been updated.
Other OEMs are working on the development and deployment of their respective Android 11 skins and you can check that out here.
The OnePlus Nord was unveiled back in August and it offers users on a budget a great smartphone experience with little compromises.
The device came with Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 out of the box and therefore, it is in line for an update to OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 operating system.
With it being such a new device in OnePlus’ portfolio, one would expect the OnePlus Nord to be among the first devices in line for Android 11.
Well, at the time of writing, OnePlus was yet to issue any form of a roadmap to Android 11 or any plans on how it intends to handle the rollout.
That said, according to an Assistant Head Moderator in the community forum, the OnePlus Nord could get updated to Android 11 somewhere between late 2020 and early 2021.
Surely at the end of this year – early next, this is a personal estimate/speculation, no user in the community can answer your question.
As he rightfully pointed out in his response, this is merely speculative as no one has the answer to this question, at least for now.
However, seeing as this isn’t just anyone in the OnePlus community, maybe there’s some truth to his assumption after all.
For a while, OnePlus has been known to have a system that’s relatively close to stock Android. While that seems to be changing with OxygenOS 11, the same change could be reflected in development times for Android 11 to eligible devices.
Recently, we got word that OnePlus plans to roll out Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 to the OnePlus 7 series of devices by the end of this year. More on that here.
OnePlus 6/6T users are also eagerly awaiting an OxygenOS 11 update for their devices and you can check out more on that here.
Admittedly, we don’t have much to go on with regards to Android 11 for the OnePlus Nord. So stay tuned to this post and our OxygenOS 11 tracker as we shall be regularly updating with new info as it becomes available.
Update 1 (October 30)
IST 06:18 pm: An unofficial timeline has surfaced online which indicates that the OnePlus Nord will get the stable Android 11 update in November this year. The timeline also contains details regarding the rollout of Android 11 for other OnePlus devies. Check it out here.
Update 2 (November 13)
IST 04:45 pm: A OnePlus mod has stated that the OnePlus Nord will be getting the same number of software updates the company rolls out for its flagship smartphones. Therefore, the Nord should get the update to Android 11, and Android 12. More details here.
Update 3 (December 08)
IST 04:45 pm: While reverting back to a user, a OnePlus community head moderator shared that the Android 11/OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus Nord devices is still under development and there’s no ETA for the same. Here’s their statement:
Oxygen os 11 is still under development for your device model by OnePlus. It will be released when it is ready.
There is no ETA.
Update 4 (December 16)
IST 04:17 pm: It seems that a new software update for the OnePlus Nord is imminent, however, it’s likely to be based on Android 10 rather than Android 11. Check out more details here.
Update 5 (December 29)
IST 13:00 pm: OnePlus is rolling out the December 2020 security patch to the OnePlus Nord. This update brings some changes to users in India but Android 11 still remains elusive. More on that here.
Update 6 (January 03, 2021)
14:00 pm (IST): The latest information coming from the company conveys that OnePlus Nord devices will get the first Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Open beta this week.
Next week, the OnePlus Nord will receive its first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta build. As for the stable release, we’ll collect your feedback from the Open Beta, tune the software build accordingly until it meets our standards, and then conduct staged rollouts.
OnePlus also added that the update schedule may vary for the carrier-specific variants like Verizon, T-Mobile, EE, and others.
Please note that the above schedule may vary for models purchased from our carrier partners, including Verizon, T-Mobile, EE, and others.
Update 7 (January 05, 2021)
OnePlus has kickstarted the OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) Open Beta program for users of OnePlus Nord. The Open Beta 1 is available for all Nord users who would like to install and try it out. More on that and download links are available here.
Update 8 (January 07, 2021)
Download links for OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 for European variant of the OnePlus Nord and the OxygenOS 10 rollback for the same variant have been released.
Update 9 (January 13, 2021)
The OxygenOS 11 Open Beta for the OnePlus Nord has been out for a few days now and already, there are reviews published in line with this.
Update 10 (January 24, 2021)
(IST) 03:26 pm: OnePlus Nord devices are now getting the second OxygenOS 11 open beta update. For more details head here.
Update 11 (February 5, 2021)
IST 11:15 am: OnePlus has just released the third Open Beta for OxygenOS 11 for the OnePlus Nord. You can download the updated firmware from the download links below.
- Device: OnePlus Nord
- Channel: Open Beta
- Android: 11
The changelog hints at improvements to the camera performance and UI enhancements.
Optimized UI display effects of work-life balance
Fixed the issue that the dial icons overlap on the lock screen
Fixed the issue of white space in the notification bar in Dark mode
Fixed the issue that the camera fails to start through quick gestures
Fixed the issue with video recorded by the front camera that can not be played
Fixed the small probability issue that Canvas AOD can not be activated
Fixed the small probability issue that alar clocks can not be set
Update 12 (February 15)
IST 05:56 pm: As per a screenshot shared by a user of their correspondence with OnePlus support, the Nord is supposed to bag the Android 11 update by the end of February. More details here.
Update 13 (March 01)
IST 02:32 pm: The OnePlus Nord is now finally receiving the stable Android 11 update in batches. If all goes well, a wider rollout should commence soon. For details and download link, head here.
Update 14 (March 05)
IST 12:05 pm: Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Stable for OnePlus Nord is reportedly rolling out to users in Asia.
Update 15 (March 06)
IST 01:42 pm: The OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus Nord apparently does not add the dynamic live wallpapers to the device. To know more about the situation, head here.
Update 16 (March 07)
IST 10:20 am: It’s weird that after pushing the stable OxygenOS 11 update to the Nord devices, the OEM has now released the open beta 4 update. More information here.
Update 16 (March 10)
IST 12:20 pm: Following the release of the stable build of Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 for the OnePlus Nord, the company has made available the Android 11 kernel source code for the device. This should enable third-party firmware makers to come up with more stable builds.
Update 17 (March 11)
IST 13:20 pm: OnePlus is reportedly suspending the rollout of stable OxygenOS 11 to the OnePlus Nord because of bugs and issues in the initial release. More on that here.
Update 18 (March 15)
IST 13:11 pm: The paused update of OxygenOS 11 for the OnePlus Nord has been re-released as OxygenOS 188.8.131.52. More on that here.
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