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(Pocket Ribbon) – OnePlus announced the OnePlus 10T at an event in New York, featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, coupled with 150W charging and pretty good value for money.

The company also announced OxygenOS 13 at the event, the software of which will be released later this year.

Here’s everything you need to know about the OxygenOS 13 software, including the devices it goes to and the features it brings.

OxygenOS 13 release date: when will the software launch?

OnePlus has not given a definitive timeline on when we can expect the OxygenOS 13 software.

It is said to be coming to the OnePlus 10 Pro “soon”. OnePlus then said it would be coming to the OnePlus 10T “later this year”. It is therefore believed to arrive before the end of 2022, although some devices may not get it until 2023.

What devices will OnePlus OxygenOS 13 arrive on?

OxygenOS 13 will be available on the following OnePlus devices:

  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • OnePlus 9R
  • OnePlus 9RT
  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • OnePlus 10R
  • OnePlus 10T
  • OnePlus North 2
  • OnePlus North 2T
  • OnePlus North CE
  • OnePlus North CE 2
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite

What are the features of OxygenOS 13?

OxygenOS is said to be designed with what the company calls an “aquamorphic design”, offering a slick and versatile look with minimalistic icons and animations.

A number of features are introduced with the software. Here’s an overview of OxygenOS 13’s features and what they mean.

More Always On Displays

OxygenOS 13 will bring a wider variety of Always On Displays (AOD), with a wider range of customizations, giving you more options for deciding what to see on your screen without turning on and unlocking your device.

OnePlus works with Spotify so you can start your on-the-go playlist or morning soundtrack with just a few clicks. There is also a smart display that makes the song title, artist and album instantly available on the screen.

In addition, Canvas AOD allows you to “draw the outline of a photographed portrait with different strokes”, while Bitmoji AOD “displays a vivid graphical version of yourself and your behavior in real life, depicting situations real and in real time”.

As for Insights AOD, it shows a ribbon that measures the time you spend unlocking your phone.

Zen fashion

Zen Mode is retained in OxygenOS 13, encouraging you to take breaks. The customizable feature lets you set a specific amount of time that you won’t be disturbed by notifications, white noise, and other distractions. You can also set specific themes and sounds that suit you.

smart launcher

Smart Launcher expands folders and their contents on your home screen for easier access. You can touch and open apps in a folder without opening the folder itself.

You can also add widgets for your favorite apps to enjoy from your home screen.

side tool box

The side toolbox is a handy feature that provides easy access to all apps. You can also customize the applications that appear there to tailor them to your needs.

HyperBoost game engine

The HyperBoost game engine is designed to provide a smoother and more stable gaming experience when playing supported titles.

This feature makes adjustments to improve game performance, such as reducing frame rate fluctuations and improving a device’s touch response speed.

Spatial audio and Dolby Atmos

OxygenOS 13 supports Spatial Audio, which allows you to adjust the direction of the sound in different apps for the best experience.

The software also includes support for Dolby Atmos, which provides a wider sound field and more accurate spatial perception of sound.

quick pair

OxygenOS 13 comes with Fast Pair, so you can quickly connect to supported wireless headphones and earphones, smart TVs and more in seconds.

audio switch

With the Audio Switch function, you can easily switch between audio devices or vice versa.

Close sharing and application casting

When signed in to a Google account, you can use Close Sharing with OxygenOS 13 to quickly transfer content from Android and Windows devices.

There is also a feature called App Streaming that allows you to stream content from your smartphone screen to other ChromeOS devices nearby.

Better security

OxygenOS 13 also provides enhanced security. This includes being automatically notified of risky apps and downloads. Plus, OxygenOS 13 keeps your location safe even when you connect to public Wi-Fi.

There’s also Private Safe 2.0 on board, an enhanced version of Private Safe, which secures data, documents, and media files in a virtual vault, so they can’t be accessed by other apps.

Written by Britta O’Boyle.

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