Together with the presentation of the new smartphone OnePlus 10T, the company announced that users will soon start receiving updates to the OxygenOS 13 operating system, of course, based on Android 13. With the new version of the system, as always, there will be design changes and new features.
The appearance of the system was inspired by water, which accordingly influenced the name – Aquamorphic Design. The interface features rounded edges that “allow form and function to coexist.” Also, during the day, the colors in the system will become darker.
Updates will also be in the Always-On section of the lock screen. Spotify and Bitmoji can now be displayed there. In turn, it will be easier to display new widgets on the desktop, and it will be possible to launch applications in folders without opening the folder itself.
The additional sidebar Sidebar familiar from ColorOS will also be in the new version of OxygenOS. It will also allow you to “hide” some applications or set some actions that can be quickly launched from the panel.
Among the new features, the system will receive support for Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos, smooth switching of sound with headphones and headsets, Nearby Share, and streaming of images from the smartphone display to the ChromeOS device.
Security functions with Android 13 will also appear on smartphones, and additionally, the company will offer Private Safe 2.0.
The company does not give exact dates, saying only coming soon. The first smartphones to receive the update will be the OnePlus 10 Pro, followed by the OnePlus 10T later this year. OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9RT, OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 10R, OnePlus 10T are among the models that will also be able to update. The Nord series may also be getting ready for a new OS, namely the OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus Nord 2T, OnePlus Nord CE, OnePlus Nord CE 2, OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite.