As expected, OnePlus officially introduced HydrogenOS 11 in China earlier today. OnePlus 8/8 Pro users can already install it in the region to try out the new features. The beta build, which is available to install is called Developer Preview 2 (DP2) and it is based on Android 11 Beta 3. The DP1 released last month in China was based on Android 11 Beta 2 and it was not called HydrogenOS 11 just like the international version.
OnPlus had rolled out two Developer Previews for the international variants of OnePlus 8/8 Pro in June and July based on Android 11 Beta 1 and Beta 2 respectively. The company is expected to release the third and final Developer Preview based on Android 11 Beta 3 very soon.
Ahead of it, it held an event in China revealing the features of HydrogenOS 11, the Chinese version of OxygenOS 11. Also, the build released today in the brand’s home country integrates all the new features of its upcoming mobile software.
To make you understand the Android 11 builds for OnePlus 8/8 Pro clearly, here’s a simple explainer.
Android 11 Beta 1
Developer Preview 1
Android 11 Beta 2
Developer Preview 2
Developer Preview 1
Android 11 Beta 3
Developer Preview 3 (OxygenOS 11)
Developer Preview 2 (HydrogenOS 11)
Now, with the confusion out of the way, here are the new features of HydrogenOS 11.
Revamped design and animations
Redesigned Weather, Gallery, Notes, and other system apps
Beter one-hand experience
Two new system fonts
A new live wallpaper that changes according to the time of the day
AOD (Always-on Display) with scheduling options
10 Clock Styles
Zen Mode 2.0
AI video generator in OnePlus Gallery app similar to Google Photos
OnePlus File Transfer, Works with devices from companies part of Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance
Having said that, we expect OnePlus to reveal the features of OxygenOS 11, which will be mostly similar to HydrogenOS 11 with the release of Android 11 Beta 3 (Developer Preview 3) for international variants of OnePlus 8/8Pro.
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