OnePlus 6 and 6T Android 11 Open Beta 1 update released

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T back in 2018, and since they have steadily rollout software updates over the years. The company has now begun rolling out the OxygenOS Android 11 Open Beta 1 for these two phones, featuring a new system UI, Ambient display, shortcut for Dark mode and more.

OnePlus is releasing the OxygenOS Android 11 Open Beta 1 as an early build for the OnePlus community so that they can gather feedback before they roll out a major Android upgrade.

The complete changelog is as follows:

  • System
    • Updated to OxygenOS 11 version
    • Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details
    • Since this is a big Android update with multiple new features, the upgrade process might be a little longer, please be more patient.
  • 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, WhatsApp, and Telegram (Enable it by swiping down from upper right/left corners of the screen in gaming mode)
    • Newly added mistouch prevention feature. Enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen, click and the notification bar will pop out
  • Camera
    • Updated the camera UI and optimized some of the function paths to offer a more convenient operation
  • 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 on ambient display)
    • Newly added Canvas feature that can automatically draw a wireframe picture based on a lock screen photo on your phone(Path: Settings – Customization – Wallpaper – Canvas – Choose photo preview and it can be generated automatically)
  • Dark Mode
    • Added a shortcut for Dark Mode, you can pull down the Quick Settings panel and find it
    • Supported automatically enable by time range (path: Settings – Display – Dark Mode – Turn on automatically – Automatically enable from sunset to sunrise / Custom time range)
  • Shelf
    • Newly shelf interface design, the interface is clearer
    • Added weather widget, animation effect smarter

As it is with every open beta, it is important to remember it is not recommended to install beta versions in your daily driver smartphone as there may be software bugs and missing functionality.

The OxygenOS Android 11 Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 6 can be downloaded here, and for the OnePlus 6T, it can be downloaded here.