OnePlus Nord CE starts getting OxygenOS 13 based Android 13 update

OnePlus has just released the much-awaited OxygenOS 13 upgrade for the first-generation Nord CE smartphone. The smartphone came with Android 11 out-of-the-box, last year, the phone received its first upgrade as OxygenOS 12.1. And now is the time for the second big software update – Android 13 based OxygenOS 13. Read along to know more details.

OnePlus plants the new firmware on the Nord CE with the EB2103_11.F.04 version number. Just like the previous major upgrades, it needs a huge chunk of data for installation, the OxygenOS 13 build weighs a whopping 4.50GB in size. At the moment, the update is in a rolling phase, it is already available to some users who are running on the beta and a broader rollout should follow soon.

OxygenOS 13 stable update goes live for OnePlus Nord CE with a nifty set of features. The list of changes includes Aquamorphic design elements, a new world clock widget, the ability to create large folders on home screen, new media playback controls, new markup tools for screenshot editing, sidebar toolbox for managing floating window apps, a number of optimizations for Always-On display, HyperBoost GPA 4.0 for faster gaming, and more.

Here’s the complete changelog of OnePlus Nord CE Android 13 update.

  • Aquamorphic Design
    • Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
    • Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
    • Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
    • Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
    • Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
    • Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.
    • Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.
    • Optimizes fonts for better readability.
    • Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.
    • Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.
  • Efficiency
    • Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
    • Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
    • Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
    • Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.
    • Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open a floating window inside apps for smooth operation.
    • Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.
    • Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.
  • Seamless Interaction
    • Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.
  • Personalization
    • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
    • Adds Omoji to let you flly express yourself with customized avatars.
    • Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
  • Security & Privacy
    • Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
    • Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
    • Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.
  • Health & Digital Wellbeing
    • Adds Kid Space. When in Kid Space, your browser app automatically switches to Kids mode to create a child-friendly space.
    • Adds distance-from-phone, ambient light, and sitting posture reminders in Kid Space.
    • Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.
  • Gaming experience
    • Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.
  • Communication
    • Improves the stability of mobile network connections.
  • Apps
    • Fixes an issue where you are unable to make voice or video calls with WhatsApp in certain scenarios.

If you own OnePlus Nord CE and waiting for the stable Android 13, then you can navigate to the Software upgrades settings and check if there’s a new update available or not. In case the update is not available yet, you can wait for a few days. OnePlus usually releases major upgrades in a staged manner.

If you are in a hurry, then you can upgrade your phone manually using the OnePlus updater app, then sideload it using the local upgrade method. Before upgrading make sure to take a backup of important data. Also, make sure to charge your smartphone to at least 30%.

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