OnePlus Nord 2T starts receiving OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update in India: Changelog

If you want to try out the latest update, you better hurry up, as OnePlus is recruiting only 5,000 testers for the update in India.

Highlights
  • OnePlus has announced the latest OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update for its OnePlus Nord 2T in India.
  • The latest update is based on Android 13 and is currently available for select (5,000) users who enrol in the Open Beta program.
  • The update brings about the new aquamorphic design, enhanced gaming experience, and more. 

OnePlus has finally announced the latest OxygenOS 13 update for its OnePlus Nord 2T devices, albeit in beta for now. The latest OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update has started rolling out in India as an OTA update and is initially going to be available to the first 5,000 eligible users. The update is based on Android 13 and has the latest features OnePlus has to offer, including the all-new aquamorphic design, better efficiency, and enhanced gaming experience.

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OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update now live: How to apply

As mentioned earlier, OnePlus plans to select 5,000 OnePlus Nord 2T users in India for the latest OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update programme. Interested users can apply for the update on or before December 3rd, 2022. If you are interested in trying out the OxygenOS 13 Open Beta on your Nord 2T, you have to:

Hit your device’s settings menuAbout Device > Tap up to date > Tap the three dot icon at the top right > Beta program > Beta > Fill in your information > Apply Now.

OxygenOS 13 Open Beta changelog

The latest OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update for the OnePlus Nord 2T brings about the brand’s latest aquamorphic design and is claimed to offer better efficiency. The new skin also comes with better productivity features and is more secure. OxygenOS 13 offers an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots, which pixelates profile pictures, phone numbers, and names in a chat screenshot. Below is the official changelog:

Aquamorphic Design
• Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
• Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
• Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
• Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
• Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
• Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
• Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
• Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.
• Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.
• Optimizes fonts for better readability.
• Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.
• Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.

Efficiency
• 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 media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
• Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
• Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.
• Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open a floating window inside apps for smooth operation.
• Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.

Seamless Interconnection
• Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.
• Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.

Personalization
• 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 and 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.
• Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
• Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.

Health & Digital Wellbeing
• Adds distance-from-phone, ambient light, and sitting posture reminders in Kid Space.
• Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.

Performance Optimization
• Adds Dynamic Computing Engine to improve the system speed, stability, battery life, and app experience.

Gaming Experience
• Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilise the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.

If you own a OnePlus Nord 2T device, chances are that you might easily be able to receive the latest OxygenOS 13 Open Beta update by following the steps that we mentioned above. But, before you hit the update button, do note that beta updates are usually not as stable as, well, the stable updates, so you should be ready for any potential bug, which might hamper your overall experience. Also, it is a good idea to take a backup of your sensitive/important data before updating the device.