OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro receiving Android 12 based Oxygen OS 12 update

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro has started receiving a new stable Android 12 based Oxygen OS 12 update across most regions globally. OnePlus is the the third major company to roll out the latest version of the operating system after Google and Samsung.

With this new update, OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro have now joined the small list of smartphones running on Android 12. The update comes with a few changes to the interface, new features and system-level improvements.

According to XDA Developers, the upgrade to Android 12 is rolling out to users in the form of an over-the-air (OTA) update. It could be rolled out in stages so, all users may not get it at the same time frame.

OnePlus is now rolling out the update to users in India with a size of 4.04GB. You can update to Oxygen OS 12 right away by downloading the OTA update file for OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro. Then click on the Settings icon > System > System Updates and tap the button on the top and select Local Upgrade. Browse to the downloaded package to install the update.

Though OxygenOS has merged with ColorOS, it does not change the look and feel of OnePlus’ familiar Android skin.

The update has brought some new design elements and animations. OnePlus has also updated the app icons with new textures which contains designs inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers.

The OnePlus Shelf has now got Shelf card styles and has three new cards– Earphone Control Card, OnePlus Scout (universal search), and a OnePlus Watch Card for glancing at your fitness stats.

The update has brought a Work-Life Balance, which allows users to switch between Work and Life modes using a Quick Setting. Users can also customize each mode with app-specific notification settings, and each mode can be triggered by location, Wi-Fi network, or the time.

The Gallery has been updated to support pinch-to-zoom layouts while you scroll through thumbnails. This will improve the process of cropping image previews and picking the best pictures. OnePlus has also updated the Canvas Always On-Display in the new update. Now it has new styles, lines of color, and more granular control of the colors and appearance.

Note that OnePlus hasn’t officially posted about this update on its OnePlus Forums yet.

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