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Original story (published on July 14, 2020) follows:
OnePlus has less than a decade in the smartphone business but it sits well above a number of major names in the industry for a couple or so reasons. Besides the value for money, the well-thought-out OxygenOS skin keeps attracting more people to OnePlus phones.
Think of it as feature-packed stock Android. OnePlus has managed to carve out a set of features based on what the community wants and the end result is an OxygenOS skin that doesn’t overly get into the way of how Google intends Android to work while taking overall functionality a notch higher.
As of this writing, the latest stable version is OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10. It came out three weeks after Google rolled out the stable version to the Pixels. If anything, nothing different is expected with respect to the stable version of OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11.
To ensure this happens, OnePlus has already started testing the beta version of Android 11. The software was released in mid-June 2020 for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, but it isn’t fit for use as a daily driver, just yet.
More OnePlus phones are expected to join the party, more so after the stable version rolls out to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, probably in September or October 2020. To know if your OnePlus device will get this update, route here.
As for this article, we keep track of the OxygenOS 11 update progress, closely monitoring the release of the beta and stable versions to various OnePlus devices. We will regularly update the article to reflect the latest news.
Update 1 (July 29)
OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau has dropped a hint on Twitter suggesting that OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 will bring the highly awaited Always on Display (AOD) feature to OnePlus devices. See the full story here.
Update 2 (July 30)
Based on new information, it appears that OnePlus may enable support for 5G on the O2 network in the UK with the release of Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) on the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and the OnePlus Nord. See the full story here.
Update 3 (August 1)
According to a post on Weibo by OnePlus CEO — Pete Lau, the HydrogenOS 11 update will be arriving in China soon. HydrogenOS 11 is the Chinese equivalent of OxygenOS 11 that will release globally alongside Android 11. Check out more details here.
Update 4 (August 04)
OnePlus CEO — Pete Lau has confirmed — through a post on the OnePlus community forums that the company will be releasing the final developer preview build of OxygenOS 11 on August 10. After that, the company will release the Open Beta for all interested users to get to experience Android 11 before the official release.
Update 5 (August 06)
OnePlus is now teasing users with upcoming features that will arrive with the OxygenOS 11/HydrogenOS 11 update based on Android 11. The new features include the Zen Mode 2.0, dark mode with scheduling, an Always-on Display, and more. See the full story here.
Update 6 (August 10)
OnePlus has announced HydrogenOS 11 developer preview 3 in China, with it revealing some more info on the availability of the Open Beta and stable updates to Android 11 for OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7/7T Pro, OnePlus 7/7Pro, and OnePlus 6/6T. Details here.
Update 7 (August 11)
The Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) beta 3 update has now been released for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. The new update brings a bunch of new features and improvements. See the full story here.
Update 8 (August 12)
OnePlus has added several new features with the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) beta 3 update that it released yesterday. In case you want to check out most of what’s new with the update, head here to see the new features in action in a video.
Update 9 (August 14)
Some applications that are available on OxygenOS 11 and HydrogenOS 11-based on Android 11 seem to be running on OnePlus phones with Android 10. For more details on the matter, head here.
Update 10 (August 31)
IST: 06:42 pm: While OnePlus released OxygenOS 11 beta 3 earlier this month for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, stating that the next update would bring the Open Beta version of Android 11. It seems the company has encountered some unexpected bugs that need to be addressed and has thus released the beta 4 update. Read the full story here.
Update 11 (September 02)
IST: 09:35 pm: Some recent reports suggest that OnePlus will bring Rich Communication Services (RCS) support with Android 11 update. It has also been reported that the OxygenOS 11 Weather app is now available for all OxygenOS 10 devices. Read the full story here.
Update 12 (September 04)
IST: 06:46 pm: With the release of the OxygenOS 11 developer preview 3 update, OnePlus introduced a new design language for its custom skin over Android 11. The company has offered some insights into why it made certain design changes that you can check out here.
Update 13 (September 08)
IST: 05:55 pm: OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users with the Chinese variants can now join the public beta program to try HydrogenOS 11 based on Android 11. The update is currently being reviewed by Google before it can go live. See the full story here.
Update 14 (September 09)
IST: 10:19 am: Google has officially announced the release of Android 11 to the public. It has also stated that Android 11 will also be released for select OnePlus devices amongst devices from a few other OEMs.
Android 11 will begin rolling out today on select Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and realme phones, with more partners launching and upgrading devices over the coming months
Of course, we will update the tracker once Android 11 begins rolling out for OnePlus phones so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.
Update 15 (September 10)
IST: 06:15 pm: According to a new report, OnePlus has released a new version of its Notes application that brings the new OxygenOS 11 design language to the app. It’s available on the Google Play Store as an Early Access version.
Sam Twist, a Senior Product Manager at OnePlus, reportedly also mentioned that OnePlus is now shifting its focus to the “generalist population” with the OxygenOS 11 skin rather than focusing solely on enthusiasts.
IST: 06:39 pm: OnePlus is yet to release Android 11 for the OnePlus 7 series, however, the devices have picked up the update via the latest Android 11-based CarbonROM 8.0 version. Further, it seems that the Indian variants of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will get the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta update soon. See all the details here.
Update 16 (September 11)
IST: 10:20 am: Based on the teardown of OnePlus 8 series’ latest Open Beta, it’s being reported that OnePlus may bring 8K 960fps video recording in the OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update.
IST: 06:20 pm: OnePlus is planning to bring the front camera ring light feature via the official OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) build at least to the OnePlus 8 series. Head here for the complete coverage.
Update 17 (September 12)
IST: 01:40 pm: The OxygenOS 11 open beta update on the OnePlus 8 series (OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro) has broken the Google Assistant launch gesture (swipe from corner). What’s good is that one of the staff members has confirmed that the developers are working on this. Details here.
Update 18 (September 14)
IST: 06:00 pm: The OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 update brought along several bugs. Fortunately, fixes are in the works for certain problems such as the green tint, Spotify queue, Messenger bubble, and a few other issues. See more details here.
Update 19 (September 17)
IST: 03:49 pm: In case you were looking for a way to get the OnePlus 8 Android 11 beta live wallpapers on your Android phone, you’re in for some luck. These cool live wallpapres have been ported for any device running Android 8.0 Oreo and above. Check out all the details here.
IST 17:22 pm: OnePlus has officially released the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 Public Beta for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Interested users in China can check out the new beta software by heading here.
Update 20 (September 18)
IST 01:44 pm: In a FAQ posted by OnePlus, the company went ahead and addressed some of the changes they’ve made in OxygenOS 11. The FAQ post also sheds light on the OnePlus 8 Live Wallpaper animation issue which apparently will be fixed via upcoming updates.
Update 21 (September 21)
IST 11:50 am: OnePlus was one of the first OEMs to rollout out the Android 11 beta for its flagships. However, older phones such as the OnePlus 6 will not get the update anytime soon. But enthusiasts can check out Android 11 on the OnePlus 6 thanks to the latest POSP ROM.
Update 22 (September 23)
IST 06:13 pm: In a recent interview, Sam Twist, Senior Product Manager at OnePlus, offered some new insights for the development of OxygenOS 11. When questioned about India-specific features, Sam said that the company is piloting some features in the country such as Work-Life Balance feature and the OnePlus Scout.
However, OnePlus does intend to make the same features available globally. Further, when asked about the inconsistencies with the menu options, Sam claimed that “We want the power to lie with the user and provide as many options as we can to create a more intuitive experience.”
Update 23 (September 24)
IST 11:09 am: OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 update based on Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. This new update brings along a few fixes and improvements as well as the Canvas feature. More details and download links here.
Update 24 (September 25)
IST 12:53 pm: The Chinese OEM has now begun rolling out the Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 Public Beta 2 for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in China. The update brings a few improvements and the new Canvas feature. To know more, head here.
Update 25 (September 26)
IST 11:31 pm: OnePlus is now conducting a survey for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users who have tried out the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 and Open Beta 2 builds to gain user feedback. Check out all the details here.
Update 26 (September 29)
IST 01:42 pm: New information on GitHub suggests that the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) stable update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro is right around the corner. Further, the company has also begun looking out for OnePlus Nord users to take part in the Closed Beta program. Check out all the details here.
IST 06:22 pm: OnePlus has released the Android 11-based kernel sources for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. This means users can expect to see a bunch of Android 11-based custom ROMs for the devices soon.
Update 27 (October 03)
IST 11:41 am: The HydrogenOS 11 (Android 11) Public Beta 3 update is now live for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in China according to an official announcement on the company’s Chinese community forum.
Update 28 (October 06)
IST 12:39 pm: OnePlus seems to have the back seat this year with the Android 11 stable update. It’s been nearly a month since Google rolled out the stable update but OnePlus is yet to release the stable version for its devices. All details here.
Update 29 (October 07)
IST 10:11 am: Some OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users aren’t able to install applications from Amazon after installing the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) Open Beta 2 update on their devices. Head here to know more.
Update 30 (October 08)
IST 02:26 am: The Always on Display is one of the most noticeable new addition with the OxygenOS 11 update. It brings a unique Insight option that lets users keep a tab on their smartphone usage which helps promote digital wellbeing. To know more about the new AOD, head here.
Update 30 (October 10)
IST 01:36 pm: OnePlus stated that the OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be released today and indeed users have begun reporting that they are receiving the update. For more details, route here.
IST 03:41 pm: OnePlus has shed some more light on the new Zen Mode 2.0 application hinting that the application will be available on non-OnePlus devices as well. You can head here to apply for the test/beta program for Zen Mode 2.0.
Update 31 (October 12)
IST 01:50 pm: Users who have got their hands on the stable OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are beginning to report of several bugs that they have come across after installing it. Head here to know more.
IST 02:13 pm: New developments suggest that the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 7 series may not arrive this year. See the full story here.
Update 32 (October 13)
Update 33 (October 14)
IST 12:55 pm: In case you aren’t a big fan of the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, you can now rollback to OxygenOS 10. More details here.
IST 02:38 pm: OnePlus has picked seven new feature ideas suggested by fans that it may introduce via upcoming OxygenOS 11 updates. These include a Desktop mode and an OxygenOS 11 Classic layout. Read the full story here.
IST 03:52 pm: The OnePlus Gallery version 4.0.77 update brings the revamped OxygenOS 11 design for OnePlus devices that aren’t yet running on Android 11. It also brings a few other improvements according to a recent report.
Update 34 (October 15)
IST 05:10 pm: OnePlus has confirmed that it will begin rolling out the OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update for the OnePlus 7 series by the end of this year itself. For more details on the matter, head here.
Update 35 (October 19)
IST 03:55 pm: In a new post on its community, OnePlus has addressed some of the bugs and issues found on HydrogenOS 11. We do expect to see the same to arrive on devices running OxygenOS 11. Full story here.
Update 36 (October 21)
IST 01:32 pm: While OnePlus is yet to share details regarding the OxygenOS 11 update timeline for the OnePlus Nord, here’s everything we know so far about the availability of Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) for the device.
Update 37 (October 22)
IST 05:17 pm: OnePlus launched the OnePlus 8T with Android 11 pre-installed. However, as T-Mobile OnePlus 8T users have begun exploring their new device, many have noticed that the Always on Display feature is not available yet.
At present, it isn’t clear why OnePlus has removed the function from the T-Mobile variant of the OnePlus 8T. But we assume that the company may release an OTA update which brings the AOD function.
Update 38 (October 24)
IST 10:06 am: OnePlus begun rolling out the stable OxygenOS 11 update roughly a week ago for the OnePlus 8 series. And the company is now seeking feedback from users who’ve installed the update to make improvements to its new skin. Know more here.
Update 39 (October 28)
IST 01:22 am: Out of hundreds of submissions, OnePlus has once again shortlisted the seven most liked feature suggestions that may be introduced in upcoming OxygenOS 11 builds or future versions. Check the details here.
IST 02:22 am: The OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 update is now live for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. It brings along the Canvas Always-On Display support as well as an optimized call UI for a better user experience amongst many other changes. More details here.
Update 40 (October 30)
IST 12:36 pm: Now that many users have got their hands on the OnePlus 8T, the company has responded to some of the most asked questions regarding the device as well as its OxygenOS 11 skin. Check out the full coverage here.
IST 06:04 pm: An unofficial timeline for the rollout of Android 11 on OnePlus devices has surfaced online. The timeline indicates that the OnePlus Nord will bag the update in November followed by the OnePlus 7 and 7T series in December.
Then the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T are expected to get updated to Android 11 sometime in 2021. See the full coverage here.
Update 41 (November 02)
IST 12:50 pm: Currently, the OnePlus 7 series public beta updates are based on Android 10. However, as per a new official announcement post on the company’s Chinese forums, the next public beta update for this series devices will be based on Android 11 (OxygenOS 11).
More details here.
Update 42 (November 03)
IST 10:24 am: OnePlus unveiled the new OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition yesterday. Apart from the the stunning hardware design, it also has a custom OxygenOS 11 skin with new system icons, animations, live wallpapers, and more. Full story here.
IST 01:17 pm: Based on the current votes on a recent poll, it appears that many OnePlus users prefer OxygenOS 11 to OxygenOS 10 despite the major UI overhaul which was criticized earlier. See the full story here.
IST 01:57 pm: The screen shaking issue on the OnePlus 8 has been officially acknowledged and a fix for the problem is in the works. It’s worth noting that the issue was present in OxygenOS 10 and was not fixed with the update to OxygenOS 11 too.
Update 43 (November 04)
IST 01:08 pm: Many OnePlus users want OnePlus to introduce subtle pixel shifting in OxygenOS 11 to prevent screen burn-in issues. This would be helpful for users in the long run since screen burn-in issues are common on AMOLED displays.
Update 44 (November 05)
IST 02:12 pm: OnePlus has released the HydrogenOS 11 Public Beta 4 update in China. The new update brings some new fixes and improvements over the previous beta 3 build. More details here.
Update 45 (November 07)
IST 06:42 pm: The third and final round of OnePlus Ideas 2.0 is now over and there are 7 new feature suggestions that might be introduced in OxygenOS 11 or future OxygenOS versions. Check out all the details here.
Update 46 (November 10)
IST 05:55 pm: OnePlus has now picked a few features and improvements shared by users via the Ideas 2.0 program that might be introduced in upcoming OxygenOS 11 builds. Head here to know what to expect.
Update 47 (November 11)
IST 02:35 pm: In the November 2020 FAQs for HydrogenOS, OnePlus has talked about a few bugs and issues found on Android 11 and Android 10 that have been fixed or will be fixed in upcoming updates. Head here to know more.
Update 48 (November 12)
IST 04:46 pm: OnePlus has now opened a new Open Ears Forum (OEF) with focus on Privacy, Community, and OxygenOS Design. The company would be taking feedback from users in regards to issues surrounding privacy protection and data encryption.
We can expect to see certain changes in future builds of OxygenOS 11 as a direct result of this. More details here.
Update 49 (November 13)
IST 03:21 pm: Apparently, OnePlus is exploring the possibility to add the automatic call recording function to its phones in India. However, it isn’t guaranteed that the company will indeed bring back the option. Full story here.
IST 04:49 pm: New developments suggest that the OnePlus Nord will be getting the same number of major OS updates as the company’s flagships such as the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Head here to know more.
Update 50 (November 14)
IST 11:35 pm: OnePlus has announced a survey for OnePlus 8 series users who have updated to OxygenOS 11.
The survey is centered around features like Canvas AOD, Game Toolkit, Mistouch Protection, OnePlus icon pack, Quick Settings, Messaging app, Phone app, and OnePlus launcher. More details here.
Update 51 (November 17)
IST 12:41 pm: OnePlus is now inviting interested users in the US to take part in their Friendly User Trial (FUT) program. Selected users will get to try pre-release software in the future. Head here for more details.
IST 01:35 pm: According to new developments, OnePlus may consider adding Digital Wellbeing wallpapers to its OxygenOS 11 skin to promote a healthy lifestyle for users. Head here to know all the details.
Update 52 (November 18)
IST 02:35 pm: OnePlus users with devices running on Android 10 or Android 11 can now get their hands on the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition icon pack thanks to the Android community. Head here for more info.
Update 53 (November 19)
IST 12:28 pm: OnePlus has finally selected the best feature suggestions by users for its OxygenOS skin. Further, it has also listed the ideas that did not make the cut.
It’s worth pointing out that not all selected features would be introduced at the same time. For more details, head here.
Update 54 (November 20)
IST 11:35 am: OnePlus 8 users in the U.S. with T-Mobile variants are yet to get the update to Android 11 even though it is close to 2 months since the stable version began rolling out elsewhere. Full story here.
IST 06:56 pm: The Game Space application has now got a fresh coat of paint as OnePlus has brought over its OxygenOS 11 design language to the game management app as per a report.
Update 55 (November 21)
IST 05:25 pm: OnePlus has released the OxygenOS Open Beta 4 update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro which brings a few fixes and improvements for the two devices. Head here for more details.
Update 56 (November 23)
IST 10:30 pm: OnePlus has reportedly released the OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in the European country of the Netherlands.
Update 57 (November 24)
IST 11:05 am: OnePlus has announced that it is launching its new OnePlus Store application in India for the OnePlus 6 and newer devices. The OnePlus 7 and 7T series will be the first to get it. Full coverage here.
Update 58 (November 27)
IST 04:35 pm: Recent developments indicate that the Android 11 update for the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 6T is currently in development. Therefore, it’s likely that we will get to see the update rollout sooner rather than later.
Update 59 (December 01)
IST 03:33 pm: Apparently, the Canvas and Insight AOD modes will be brought to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series via the upcoming OxygenOS 11 update based on Android 11. Head here for the full story.
Update 60 (December 02)
IST 10:30 am: OnePlus has now opened up the Closed Beta program for the OnePlus 8T. It’s seeking 200 users to join the program to test out new features and improvements. Head here for more details.
Update 61 (December 03)
IST 11:50 am: OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro devices on T-Mobile network are now fetching the November security update (OxygenOS 10.5.23) while the wait for Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 is still on. Head here for the complete coverage.
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