After the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9RT, two more OnePlus smartphones are set to receive the new Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta. If you’re a OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro user, you can participate in the OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta program. OnePlus is very quick this time with new updates as compared to last year.
The OnePlus 8 Series was launched back in 2020 and the Android 13 update will be the last major update that this series will be getting according to the OEM’s three major update policy for flagship phones.
Changelog for the OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta program
As for the changes and new features, OxygenOS 13 will come with an aquamorphic design, which is the most significant change in terms of UI. The other features include better HyperBoost for gaming, considerably better privacy, and more.
OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be available for a limited number of users. The exact number is 200 seats for both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro combined. This means that only the first 200 users will be able to join the Android 13 Closed Beta program. OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta program will last for 2-3 months and the open beta should be expected once the OnePlus 10 Pro receives the stable OxygenOS 13 update.
How to apply for the OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta program
If you’re a OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro user in India and wish to participate in the OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta, you’ll be able to apply for the beta program. For applying for the Android 13 Closed Beta, you should visit the beta application link and then fill in the required details. Once you’ve submitted the application, OnePlus will then verify it and if you successfully land one of the 200 sets, you’ll be receiving the update over the air. You can manually check for updates by heading over to Settings -> About device -> Up to date or Available Updates.