OxygenOS 13 Open Beta is now released for OnePlus 9 /9 Pro

OnePlus released the first OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update for the OnePlus 9/9 Pro after two months of closed beta testing.

OxygenOS 13 OBT1 is currently scheduled for release in India and the North America. OxygenOS 13 will soon be available in the EU, despite the fact that it has been released in other regions with minor feature differences.

Remember that beta software often has issues such as bugs, malfunctions, crashes, and general annoyances. That being said, you probably shouldn’t try this out on your primary smartphone.

OxygenOS 13 Open Beta Changelog

  • Aquamorphic Design
    • Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
    • Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
    • Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
    • Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
    • Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
    • Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
    • Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
    • Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.
    • Optimizes fonts for better readability.
    • Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.
    • Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.
  • Efficiency
    • Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting and note-taking experience, and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.
    • Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
    • Adds a new type of Always-On Display that shows live information about music, ride-hailing, and food delivery (Supports only some apps).
    • Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
    • Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
    • Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.
    • Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open a floating window inside apps for a smooth operation.
    • Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.
    • Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.
  • Seamless interconnection
    • Optimizes cross-device file transfer, with more file formats and device models supported.
    • Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.
    • Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.
  • Personalization
    • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
    • Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
    • Optimizes Portrait Silhouette Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.
  • Security & Privacy
    • Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
    • Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
    • Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.
  • Health & Digital wellbeing
    • Adds Kid Space. When in Kid Space, your browser app automatically switches to Kids mode to create a child-friendly space.
    • Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.
  • Performance optimization
    • Adds Dynamic Computing Engine to improve the system speed, stability, battery life, and app experience.
  • Gaming experience
    • Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.

OxygenOS 13 Open Beta is now released for OnePlus 9 /9 Pro

If you’re ready to dive in, make sure your device is updated to OxygenOS 12. (build C.63). Then, head over to the Source page I’ve included a link to below for a how-to, but be warned that updating to the Open Beta build will wipe all of your data. As a result, you must ensure you have a recent backup of your information before continuing.

An NIT Rourkela Graduate in CS, Blogger, Android Geek, and a Tennis Fanatic. I have been writing about Android OS for Last 8 years.

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