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OnePlus 7/7 Pro finally get the much-awaited Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) update

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Ahead of the OnePlus 9 series launch, the brand started rolling out the Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) update for the OnePlus 7T series. Now, a few days later, the company has finally started seeding this same update for the OnePlus 7 series.

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The OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro were OnePlus’ flagship smartphones in the first half of 2019. The duo debuted with OxygenOS 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie. The handsets were later updated to OxygenOS 10 (Android 10) last year.

Now, they have begun to receive Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) as well. This much-awaited update arrives four releases of OxygenOS 11 Open Beta since January.

The Oneplus 7 series OxygenOS 11 update brings a new UI along with tons of new useful features like a quick toggle for Dark Mode, Dark Mode scheduler, redesigned Shelf, new Weather widget, updated Gallery app with story function, new Game Space features, and more.

Lastly, apart from core Android 11 features, the latest system update for the OnePus 7 series also comes with February 2021 security patches and January 2021 GMS (Google Mobile Services) package.

OnePlus 7 / 7 Pro OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) Update Official Changelog

  • System
    • Update to OxygenOS 11 version
    • Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details
    • Optimize the stability of some third-party applications and improve the experience
    • Updated Android security patch to 2021.02
    • Updated GMS package to 2021.01
    • Since this is the upgrade of Android 11 version with many new features, the upgrade time may be longer. Please wait for the completion of the upgrade
  • Camera
    • Updated the camera UI and optimized some of the function paths to offer more convenient operation
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    • Newly added the HEVC codec to reduce video storage size seamlessly, capture and shoot more without compromising on quality
  • Dark mode
    • Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable
    • Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range (path: Settings – Display – Dark Mode – Turn on automatically – Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise/Custom time range)
  • Game Space
    • Newly added gaming tools box for convenient switches of Fnatic mode. You can now choose three ways of notifications: text-only, heads-up and block, just for your immersive gaming experience
    • Newly added quick reply feature in a small window for Instagram, Whatsapp and Telegram (Enable it by swiping down from upper right/left corners of the screen in gaming mode.
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    • Newly added mis-touch prevention feature. Enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen, click and the notification bar will pop out.
  • Shelf
    • Newly shelf interface design, the interface is clearer
    • Added weather widget, animation effect smarter
  • Gallery
    • Supporting Story function, automatically form weekly videos with photos and video in storage.
    • Optimize the loading screen of the gallery, and the image preview is faster

The Android 11 update for the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro is currently being rolled out in batches. Hence, it may take time to reach every user.

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