OnePlus in 2014 promised to release a ROM which is close to stock, bloat-free, and highly customizable. The company soon held a “Name the ROM” contest to give its ROM a name. On 30 January 2015 OnePlus officially announced the names OxygenOS and HydrogenOS. Since then, OxygenOS is one of the most loved custom Android OS. OnePlus’ latest flagship OnePlus 8 Pro came with OxygenOS 10.5.4 out of the box. Currently, OnePlus is currently working to provide OxygenOS 11. In the coming future, the major software update to expect from OnePlus is the upcoming OxygenOS 12, which may also be named HydrogenOS 12.
OxygenOS 12 Release Date:
Looking at the release date of older OxygenOS ROMs, OxygenOS 9 was released in December 2018, OxygenOS 10 was released around December 2019. The OxygenOS 11 first beta released in the first week of September this year & its stable release is expected within this month or next month. We can expect the upcoming OxygenOS 12 to release in the Q3 & Q4 of 2021.
OxygenOS 12 Features:
OxygenOS 12 will be based on Android 12. Hence, we can expect it to come with Android 12 features. As of now, only one Android 12 feature is revealed by Google. But, it will surely contain some more interesting features which will be reported later in an official announcement by Google. We will keep on updating this article every time a new official confirmation is made. So far, Google has mentioned that Android 12 will also focus on Third-Party App Stores. You can check its more information down below.
Third-Party App Stores:
Google will now allow users to use third-party app stores. This will make it even easier for people to use other app stores on their devices while being careful not to compromise the safety measures Android has in place.
Adding to it, we can also see some attractive features such as Dual Mode Music Share, customizable notification bar colors, and multiple dark modes, new navigation gestures, optimized floating windows. We can expect some more enhancements in the OxygenOS 12, particularly around privacy and data security.
OxygenOS 12 Expected Devices:
We know that all of you are very excited to know which devices are expected to get this update and whether your device is mentioned in it. So, here is the list of smartphones that may get this update.
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 7/ 7 Pro (Probably)
Note: All the above details are purely expectations and there are not any official updates yet from OnePlus
We hope you found this article essential to completely understand OxygenOS 12 and the spectacular details they’ll bring along. We will update the article if we receive further details of anything related to OxygenOS 12, so stay tuned. Also, share this article with all those who are waiting for this update!