Android 13 started rolling out to Pixel phones months ago and the OnePlus 10 Pro wasn’t far behind. However, the latest smartphone of the brand, the OnePlus 10T, has not yet received an update to Android 13.
Android 13 is rolling out now and will move to the OnePlus 10T for some users.
OnePlus announced on its forums that OxygenOS 13 is now available to OnePlus 10T owners who have participated in the Open Beta program. The stable update completes the new version for this group of 10T users, but OnePlus has not yet launched the full update. Those who didn’t participate in the beta program will receive the update “gradually,” according to OnePlus, but there’s no specific timeline just yet.
The timeline here is a little strange to say the least. As mentioned, the OnePlus 10 Pro picked up Android 13 months agoand since then we have seen updates released for it the OnePlus 9 series and OnePlus 8 seriesboth of which are much older than the OnePlus 10T, which launched just a few months ago.
For OnePlus 10T owners who were already using the Android 13 Open Beta, it should feel pretty familiar. But for those who have been using Android 12, this update is a pretty big change. OnePlus’ OxygenOS is taking some big steps to be much more like Oppo’s ColorOS, with an “Aquamorphic design” and new features.
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The full changelog can be read below.
OnePlus 10T Android 13 Changelog
- Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for improved visual comfort.
- Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vibrant.
- Adds shadow-reflecting clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
- Adds a world clock widget on the home screen to show the time in different time zones.
- Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, featuring a new behavior recognition feature that recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
- Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
- Applies real-world physical movements to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
- Adjusts responsive layouts for different screen sizes to improve readability.
- Optimizes the widget design to make finding information easier and faster.
- Optimizes fonts for better readability.
- Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme for easier icon recognition.
- Enriches and optimizes artwork for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.
- Adds Meeting Assistant to improve meeting connection and note-taking and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.
- 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 a new type of Always-On Display that shows live information about music, ride-hailing and food delivery. (Supports only some apps)
- Adds control over media playback and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
- Adds more formatting tools for editing screenshots.
- Adds support for adding widgets to the home screen, making the information display more personal.
- Adds sidebar toolbox. You can open a floating window in apps for smooth operation.
- Optimizes the shelf. Swiping down on the home screen will show Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.
- Optimizes Screencast, where cast content automatically adjusts to the target screen.
- Optimizes earphone connectivity for a more seamless experience.
- Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
- Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
- Optimizes Portrait Silhouette Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors 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.
- Optimizes private vault. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for better protection of private files.
Health and digital wellbeing
- Adds eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.
- Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize frame rate and balance performance and power consumption in key scenarios.
OnePlus is still planning to launch Android 13 for several other devices, including the Nord smartphones, but there’s no timeline for many of these upgrades. The brand also recently announced that it will improve the upgrade timelines for future flagships, with four OS updates and up to five years of security patches, starting with devices released in 2023.
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