Second OxygenOS 12 Open Beta goes live for OnePlus Nord

OnePlus recently rolled out the Android 12 update for the OnePlus 8 series, 8T series, and 9R. And the next phone in the line is OnePlus Nord. OnePlus launched the OxygenOS 12 open beta program a few weeks back. The device now gets its second open beta. Let’s see what’s new in OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 for OnePlus Nord.

The first OnePlus Nord is expected to get the Android 12 update before the Nord 2 and OnePlus 7T series. Talking about its recent update, the first open beta was released in India earlier this month and now the new OTA update is also being rolled out for users who have installed OOS 12 Open Beta.

Like other updates, OnePlus officials have shared it in the official forum. The Android 12 based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 for OnePlus Nord comes with build number AC2001_11.F.10​ in India. As of now, there is no news about its availability in other regions. Since it is an incremental update to Open Beta 1, it will not weigh more than the first beta.

The update comes with a bunch of fixes and improvements. Below you can check the full changelog shared by OnePlus. Remember the changelog also includes changes that were mentioned in the first open beta.

OnePlus Nord OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 Changelog

  • System
    • [Added] Smart Battery Engine, a feature that prolongs your battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology
    • [Optimized] desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • [Fixed] the issue that sound plays abnormally
    • [Fixed] the occasional issue that unable to start “OK Google” with voice
  • Dark mode
    • [Supported] three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • [Added] new additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
    • [Added] access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
  • WorkLife Balance
    • [Added] WorkLife Balance feature, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • [Supported] automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
  • Gallery
    • [Supported] switching between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
  • Canvas AOD
    • [Added] new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
    • [Added] multiple brushes and strokes and support for color adjustment
    • [Optimized] software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
  • Games
    • [Added] HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
    • [Added] Voice effect preview to allow you to record your voice effect or check your voice effect in real-time

OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 for OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord users in India who have already installed the Open Beta 1 should receive the Oxygen OS 12 Open Beta 2 soon. The update will arrive as OTA that you can directly update from Settings. If you are on the OOS 11 build but want to test the Open Beta then first you need to install the Open Beta 1 using the local upgrade method (instructions available here). And then you will receive the Android 12 based OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2.

Remember this is an Open beta which means there can be some bugs. So make sure you are aware of the risks. Also before upgrading charge your phone to at least 50% and take a full backup.

You can head over to the OnePlus community forum for more information. OnePlus also shared the rollback package, if you want to rollback to the previous release then you can check it on the company’s community forum.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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