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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro starts receiving stable OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update

After months of beta testing, OnePlus has finally joined a few other smartphone brands by pushing the stable Android 11 update to some of its eligible devices.

The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro which were the two OnePlus devices that received the beta update back in June are now the first devices from the brand to receive the stable update.

The new Android 11 update for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro is packed in the OxygenOS 11. Aside from the standard Android 11 new features, the OxygenOS 11 also comes with some additional new features like newly added themes, shortcut key for darkmode, , n Always-on Ambient Display, five new themes for Zen Mode, and a custom time range feature for the Dark Mode.

changelog of Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro:
  • Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details.
  • Brand-new weather UI supports dynamic switches between sunrise and sunset. You can have day and night at your hand now.
  • Optimized stability on some third-party applications and improved user experience.
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 and WhatsApp. (Enable it by swiping down from upper right/left corners of the screen in gaming mode)
  • Newly added mis-touch prevention feature. Enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen, click and the notification bar will pop out.
Ambient Display
  • Added Always-on Ambient Display function, custom Schedule/All day option included. (To set: Settings > Display > Ambient Display)
  • Newly added Insight clock style, a joint creation with Parsons School of Design. It will change according to the phone usage data. (To set: Settings > Customization > Clock Style)
  • Newly added 10 new clock styles. (To set: Settings > Customization > Clock Style)
Dark Mode
  • Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.
  • Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. (To set: Settings > Display > Dark Mode > Turn on automatically > Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise/Custom time range)
Zen Mode
  • Added 5 new themes (ocean, space, grassland, and so on), and more timing options.
  • Included the Group feature in Zen Mode, now you can invite your friends and enable the Zen Mode together.
  • Story function supported, automatically forming weekly videos with photos and video in storage.
  • Loading speed optimized, and the image preview is now faster.
  • The widget on the desktop might disappear. It can be set as followed: Long press on the desktop -"Widget" - "Settings" - Select the widget.
The update is currently rolling out to just a limited number of users for now, but all users are expected to receive it in the coming weeks. 
It is advisable you have at least 30% battery life and 3GB free storage space or more before you proceed with this update.

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