OnePlus 10T owners are ready to taste Android 13 with OxygenOS 13 Open Beta


Select Nord phones will also receive betas of OxygenOS 13 this quarter


OnePlus managed to create quite a bit of controversy last year by announcing the merger of ColorOS with OxygenOS. The announcement was not well received by the company’s user base, which openly criticized its opposition. Eventually, OnePlus canceled the merger between the two skins, although they continued to share the same codebase, as it would help in the rapid deployment of software updates to all devices. The move appears to have worked, as OnePlus beat Samsung by updating its 2022 flagship phone, the OnePlus 10 Pro, to Android 13. OnePlus is also publicly beta testing OxygenOS 13 for several of its devices. It is now expanding the Open Beta program to include the fastest charging device in its roster: the OnePlus 10T.

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First introduced in early August 2022, OyxgenOS 13 features an “aquamorphic design”, which is the PR term for the smooth, round UI elements you see in Android 13. The animation engine enhanced is also better at recognizing complex gestures and providing a smoother experience.

Other useful additions in the update include more always-on display animations for Bitmoji, automatic pixelation of chat screenshots, encryption of files stored in the Private Vault using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), etc. Sidebar Toolbox is another new addition that lets you open a floating window while inside other apps.

The full OxygenOS 13 changelog for the OnePlus 10T is below:

Aquamorphic design

• Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for improved visual comfort.

• Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.

• Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with a shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.

• Adds a world clock widget on the home screen to show time in different time zones.

• Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with new behavior recognition functionality, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.

• Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.

• Applies real physical movements to animations to make them more natural and intuitive.

• Adapts responsive layouts to fit different screen sizes to improve readability.

• Optimizes widget design to make it easier and faster to find information.

• Optimizes fonts for better readability.

• Optimizes system icons using the latest color scheme to make icons easier to recognize.

• Enriches and optimizes article illustrations by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.

Efficiency

• Adds the Meeting Assistant to improve the meeting login and note-taking experience and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.

• Adds large folders to the home screen. You can now open an app in an expanded folder with a single click and turn folder pages with a swipe.

• Adds a new always-on display type that shows live information about music, carpooling, and food delivery. (Only support some apps)

• 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 the display of information more personalized.

• Adds sidebar toolbox. You can open a floating window in apps for smooth operation.

• Optimizes the shelf. Swiping down on the home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search for content online and on your device.

Seamless interconnection

• Optimizes Screencast, with broadcast content automatically adapting to the target screen.

• Optimizes headphone connectivity for a smoother experience.

Personalization

• Optimizes Bitmoji to provide more Always-On Display animations.

• Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more custom Always-On display settings available.

• Optimizes the Always-On Portrait Silhouette display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.

Security and privacy

• Adds auto pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can automatically identify and rasterize profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.

• Optimizes the private vault. Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files to enhance private file security.

Digital Health & Wellbeing

• Adds eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.

gaming experience

• Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize frame rate and balance performance and power consumption in key scenarios.

As this is the first open beta of Android 13 for the OnePlus 10T, it is not fully stable. OnePlus itself lists a few known issues, such as the lock screen wallpaper appearing blurry in certain scenarios and the lock screen charging prompt not displaying properly.

Before installing OxygenOS 13 beta on your OnePlus 10T, make sure it is running the latest version of OxygenOS 12 (A.08/A.10). For now, the beta program is only open for the Indian variant of the OnePlus 10T. To install the beta, you need to download the firmware file and then manually upload it following the instructions in the OnePlus announcement.

Additionally, OnePlus released an OxygenOS 13 beta timeline detailing when its various devices will get a taste of Android 13. In Q4 2022, the company will roll out betas for the Nord 2T and Nord CE 2 Lite, with other Nord models planned. to access beta firmware in the first half of 2023. The low-end Nrod N20 SE will receive the stable version of OxygenOS 13 in the first half of 2023.