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Original story (published on February 20, 2021) follows:
Google has finally announced the availability of Android 12 for Developers to get started with optimizing their apps for the next major Android OS update.
Android 12 brings a bunch of new features and improvements including a revamped user interface that appears to be inspired by Samsung’s One UI design language.
We’ve been keeping track of all the developments revolving around Android 12 and you can check them out by heading here.
While the release of the Android 12 Developer Preview has got most of us enthusiasts excited, some OEMs like OnePlus are still struggling with the Android 11 rollout.
Nevertheless, there are still many months left for the public rollout of Android 12 and you’re probably wondering whether or not your OnePlus phone is eligible for the update that should bring the OxygenOS 12 skin.
Well, OnePlus has made its software update plans pretty clear. For starters, the company would only seed 1 major Android update for the OnePlus Nord N series phones, whereas the OnePlus Nord and other flagships should get three major OS updates. More on this here.
This means that any OnePlus flagship that shipped with Android 9 Pie or later should be eligible for the update to Android 12.
Below is the list of OnePlus phones eligible for the update to Android 12:
– OnePlus 8T
– OnePlus 8
– OnePlus 8 Pro
– OnePlus Nord
– OnePlus 6T
– OnePlus 7T
– OnePlus 7T Pro
– OnePlus 7
– OnePlus 7 Pro
Since the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 came with Android 10 pre-installed, neither of the two will be getting Android 12, bummer!
The list shared above is based on past trends and current expectations. OnePlus has not yet shared an official list of eligible devices.
OnePlus OxygenOS 12 (Android 12) release date
Last year, OnePlus rolled out the Android 11 Developer Preview for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in June. Hence we can expect to see a similar timeline for the release of the Android 12 Developer Preview for the upcoming OnePlus 9 series.
However, the company has not yet divulged any details regarding its plans for Android 12. Once the Developer Preview program ends, it’s likely that OnePlus will kick-start the Android 12 Public Beta program.
We’ll keep track of all further developments related to the upcoming Android 12 update for OnePlus devices that is expected to bring the OxygenOS 12 skin here so we’d suggest bookmarking the page to stay up to date on the status every day.
Update 1 (May 07)
IST 12:30 pm: OnePlus is reportedly working to bring a Theme Store in its Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 build. More on that in this OEF announcement.
Update 2 (May 19)
IST 10:56 am: Android 12 Developer Preview is available for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro users but initial installers note that they’re unable to get past the setup process. For more on this and a potential workaround, check out our coverage here.
Update 3 (May 20)
IST 13:26 pm: A first-look video of Android 12 Developer Preview 1 running on the OnePlus 9 Pro reveals that this is an AOSP build of Android with little input from OnePlus. The update is barebones and has a few broken aspects.
Update 4 (June 03)
Update 5 (June 16)
IST 19:40 pm: OnePlus CEO, Pete Lao, has recently said that OnePlus will moving for a deeper integration with Oppo for faster OxygenOS 12 (Android 12) and future software updates. More on that here.
Update 6 (July 23)
IST 11:35 am: In a recent post, OnePlus said that its working on some new features and enhancements. It is possible that these features might arrive with the OxygenOS 12 update based on Android 12. More on that here.
IST 06:16 pm: As per a recent report, OnePlus will allow users to control app throttling by adding a toggle for each app in the upcoming Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 update.
Update 7 (August 23)
IST 1:08 pm: A few more alleged details are emerging about the upcoming Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 for eligible OnePlus devices.
According to reports, the OxygenOS 12 Initial Features may include
– Theme Store
– Floating Window
– New Privacy Settings
– Based on Android 12
It is also coming to light that OnePlus is already recruiting OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro owners for a closed beta testing program with Public Beta set to begin next month.
Update 8 (September 02)
IST 3:32 pm: Thanks to post on Weibo, we now have an idea of how OnePlus plans to push out Android 12-based ColorOS 12 to its devices. According to the OnePlus ColorOS rollout schedule announced for China, the OnePlus 8 series will bag the public beta version sometime in early 2022 with the stable version expected in H1 2022. For users of the OnePlus 7 series, the public beta version should come in the middle of 2022an the stable version in second half of 2022.
Note: We’ll add the tracker table to this article once OnePlus seeds the Android 12/OxygenOS 12 beta or stable update to any device.
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