It has now been confirmed that the OnePlus 9 series will be pre-installed with the ColorOS skin out of the box for variants sold in China.

OnePlus has also hinted at providing ColorOS builds for existing devices sold in China and in fact, the company already made one such build for the OnePlus 8.

Whether the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro will also bag a similar ColorOS build in the coming days remains to be seen.

But what we can confirm is that the update to OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 operating system is finally live for the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro on the global scene.

Hey everyone,
We are very excited to announce that we are ready to roll out OxygenOS version 11 based on Android 11.


The rollout begins shortly after the release of HydrogenOS 11 based on Android 11 for the devices back at home, perhaps the last such update the devices will receive.


There’s still no word on when the rollout will begin for the standard OnePlus 7 family, but with the OxygenOS 11 now available for the 7T and 7T Pro models, it shouldn’t be long.

Below is the full changelog as shared by OnePlus in the official forums:

– Update to OxygenOS 11 version
– Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details
– Optimize the stability of some third-party applications and improve the experience
– Updated Android Security Patch to 2021.02
– Updated GMS package to 2021.01
– Since this is the upgrade of Android 11 version with many new features, the upgrade time may be longer. Please wait for the completion of the upgrade

– Updated the camera UI and optimized some of the function paths to offer more convenient operation
– Newly added HEVC codec to reduce video storage size seamlessly, capture and shoot more without compromising on quality
– Newly added access to a third-party app to share the picture by pressing and holding it in preview
– Newly added the quick access to recording mode by pressing and holding the shutter button and by sliding the button, you can easily zoom in or zoom out
– Newly added the playback display in Time-lapse mode to show the actual filming time

[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 on ambient display)
– Newly added Canvas feature that can automatically draw a wireframe picture based on a lock screen photo on your phone (Path: Settings – Customization – Wallpaper – Canvas – Choose photo preview and it can be generated automatically)
[Dark Mode]
– Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable
– Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range (path: Settings – Display – Dark Mode – Turn on automatically – Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise/Custom time range)

[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, WhatsApp and Telegram (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

– Newly shelf interface design, the interface is clearer
– Added weather widget, animation effect smarter
– Supporting Story function, automatically form weekly videos with photos and video in storage
– Optimize the loading speed of the gallery, and the image preview is faster

OnePlus notes that this is a staged rollout, meaning some OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro owners may have to wait a little longer before the OTA hits their units. Not even a VPN will get you a spot in the front row.

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