OxygenOS 13 Open Beta Program is now live for OnePlus Nord 2

OnePlus Nord 2 users have a reason to be excited as they can now access the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 open beta version. The software update comes with a comprehensive changelog and promises several improvements for the device.

However, users should keep in mind that this is an open beta test, which means that it is still being tested and may come with some internal bugs. It is essential to install the new beta version at one’s own risk. The update is limited to 5000 users who can provide feedback and report any bugs or issues encountered.

Steps to join OnePlus Nord 2 OxygenOS 13 Open Beta Program

To download the latest update, devices should run on OxygenOS 12 DN2101_11_C.12/13. The new software offers an Aquamorphic Design theme that enhances visual comfort. It also features Quantum Animation Engine 4.0 with a new behavior recognition feature that recognizes complex gestures and provides customized interactions.

One of the most noticeable features of the Android 13 (OxygenOS 13) is its seamless interconnection, personalized Always-On Display, and high-end security and privacy features for OnePlus Nord 2 users. Users can check out the full changelog for more detailed information on the new update.


OxygenOS 13 Open Beta Program is now live for OnePlus Nord 2

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.

• Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.

• 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.


• 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 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 smooth operation.

• 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 Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.

• Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.


• 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 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.


Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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