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Android 12-based Updates Reaching OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro

Android 12 has been available for a few months, and it appears to be reaching non-Pixel devices at a faster rate than ever before. Following Samsung’s announcement of a software upgrade for the Galaxy S21 series last month, OnePlus is the next business to announce new software for its most recent phones. OxygenOS 12 for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is now available after a couple of beta releases.

Despite the fact that the firm has yet to publish formal release notes on its forums, several users have reported receiving the update via OTA (via XDA Developers). It appears to be quite similar to the Open Beta software that OnePlus published two months ago, replete with the company’s new “Burdenless Design” design. Many system tools — settings, theming, the app launcher, and more — are all pulled directly from ColorOS, following the unification of the two platforms earlier this year.

For those who didn’t join the test group, you might be surprised to learn that many system tools — settings, theming, the app launcher, and more — are all pulled directly from ColorOS. Following the release of the OnePlus 10 series, the procedure is expected to be completed sometime in 2022. These changes aren’t necessarily for the worse, as AP’s Karandeep Singh revealed in his hands-on a few months ago. OnePlus has redesigned its dark mode with several settings, given its Notes app a fresh makeover, and restructured Shelf to be significantly more helpful than prior editions, in addition to all of the enhancements brought on by Android 12. Scout, the company’s universal search tool that was previously only available in India, as well as the Work-Life balance tools, are now available to all users worldwide.

Therefore far, it appears that the update is only available in India, so EU and global users will have to wait a little longer for official news from OnePlus. It’s nice to see new software hitting phones before the end of the year for a firm that has struggled in the past to deliver timely updates to its phones. Of course, with the controversial switch to the ColorOS codebase, it’s uncertain whether current OnePlus owners will be enthusiastic about the latest update to their phone. All users now have access to the Work-Life Balance tool, which allows you to move between Work and Life mode with ease using simple settings. WLB 2.0 now allows for automatic Work/Life mode switching depending on certain locations, Wi-Fi networks, and times, as well as personalised App notification profiles based on customisation.

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