OnePlus Just Launched The OxygenOS 12 Open Beta, And It Looks Pretty Great

Have a OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro? You can start using the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta right now. Here’s everything to expect with the new software.

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are two of this year’s best Android phones, and now they’re getting even better with the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta. This news comes hot off the heels of OnePlus announcing its deeper work with sister brand Oppo to create a brand new operating system for both company’s smartphones. Starting in 2022, this new ‘unified and upgraded’ OS will be the platform used across OnePlus and Oppo phones alike. Before that happens, however, OnePlus has one final build of OxygenOS to roll out.

As the name implies, OxygenOS 12 is based on Android 12. Android 12 has many exciting system-wide features, including things like smoother animations, a new privacy dashboard, more intuitive permission controls,  etc. As with any Android update, though, each manufacturer has its own unique take on what a new version of Android should look like. For Google’s Pixel devices, that’s Material You. For Samsung, One UI 4.0 is more or less the same One UI experience we’re used to at this point. In the case of OnePlus, it’s made OxygenOS 12 a fairly impactful update.

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