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The first open beta of Oxygen OS is now available for the OnePlus 8T

Update: March 12, 2021 (10:00 AM ET): OnePlus announced today that the first open beta for the OnePlus 8T is now available. Beta versions of Oxygen OS come at a slightly faster pace and include early features that may or may not make it to the stable version of the software.

Here is the official changelog for what’s new in this beta:

  • System
    • Optimized the UI display of the status bar
    • Optimized the stability of the frame rate and improve its experience while playing games
    • Optimized the Community homepage with more noticeable notification
    • Updated Android security patch to 2021.02
  • Weather
    • Optimized the animations of sunny and cloudy days for a clearer dynamic display
  • Gallery
    • Optimized the layout of the cloud service in the Gallery for a better operation experience

As you can see, nothing too notable. However, once you get on the beta, you’ll be able to update to future betas with an OTA notification, just as you do with the stable variant.

Keep in mind, though, that going from stable to beta doesn’t require a factory reset, but going back to stable from beta does. Make sure you definitely want to be on the beta program before making the switch.

If you are already on the beta, you can check for future updates by heading to Settings > System > System Updates. You can also use Oxygen Updater if that doesn’t work.

Original article: October 30, 2020 (8:35 AM ET): Welcome to the OnePlus 8T updates hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Android updates for the device, including past and future software versions.

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Like its siblings, the OnePlus 8T runs on Oxygen OS, OnePlus’ homebaked Android skin. Oxygen OS is known for fast updates that come for a very long time, so be sure to bookmark this page and revisit often.

OnePlus 8T Better than the OnePlus 8, but still not as good as the OnePlus 8 Pro

The latest flagship from OnePlus features some relatively subtle upgrades over the OnePlus 8. However, it does feature a huge new feature: Warp Charge 65, which will allow the 8T to charge faster than any other OnePlus phone.

OnePlus 8T updates

  • Current stable version: Android 11
  • When will the OnePlus 8T get Android 12? October 2021 (estimated)

The OnePlus 8T launched on October 14, 2020, with Android 11 out-of-the-box. Like the OnePlus 8 series, we expect at least two major Android updates in the future — Android 12 in 2021, and Android 13 following in 2022.

OnePlus pushed the OnePlus 8T’s first update on October 19. Version improved the phone’s power consumption and network connectivity. It also brought camera tweaks to the Nightscape video mode and further white balance adjustments. For customizers, the Canvas style was added to AOD options. There was also a controversial addition. The Amazon Shopping app was bundled with the update in India prompting an outcry from users. Thankfully, the app can be uninstalled relatively easily.

On October 30, 2020, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS for the OnePlus 8T. It brought improvements to the phone’s power consumption. It also addressed Bluetooth latency, fixed a Gallery issue, and tackled a desktop icon problem.

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On November 5, OnePlus released the Oxygen OS build for the OnePlus 8T. It included optimizations to power consumption, improvements to camera quality and stability, and a bunch of bug fixes.

In mid-November, OnePlus rolled out a hot-fix Oxygen OS update for the OnePlus 8T in India, EU, and the US. The update contained a number of optimizations for things like call stability, camera, power consumption, the alert slider, gaming, and more. It also carried several bug fixes. You can read the complete changelog here.

On November 21, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS for the OnePlus 8T. The update consisted of a bunch of improvements, including better fingerprint recognition and imaging quality. OnePlus said power consumption optimizations in the update also increase the battery life of the phone. In addition, the update fixed an app cache bug and a screen flash issue. Overall system performance and stability also got a boost. You can read the complete changelog here.

OnePlus launched the Oxygen OS update to unlocked devices around the world in late December. The biggest change with this update is the introduction of a new feature that allows you to adjust the keyboard height. This should help people have a better typing experience since they can adjust the keyboard to fit their unique needs and preferences. This update also delivered improved Nightscape image quality, improved gestures, better fingerprint unlock, and the November 2020 patch.

Let us know which OnePlus 8T update you’re rocking in the comments, and if you’ve spotted a recent update we’ve missed, tip us!

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Are you looking for another device update? Head to our general Android 11 update tracker at the link.

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