The OnePlus Nord 2 has been waiting a while to get the newest OS version after debuting with Android 11 back in late-2021. However, OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 is currently rolling out and provides OnePlus Nord 2 owners a taste of Android 12 ahead of a coming stable release if you’re happy to run preview software.
The OxygenOS launcher for the entry-level OnePlus Nord 2 was one of the first indications of the Oppo-OnePlus merger at the time of the device’s launch. Since then, the unified platform has been abandoned in all regions of the world, but it hasn’t stopped Android 12 on OnePlus phones from looking almost exactly like Oppos ColorOS.
For the OnePlus Nord 2, OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 brings a significant update that includes a variety of Android 12 features and functionalities in addition to certain exclusive features only available on the third-party software overlay.
Longtime admirers of the simple OxygenOS design who were displeased or disappointed by the modifications in Android 11 may find the radical transformation to be quite different. On the OnePlus Forums, an announcement post confirmed the beginning of this early preview phase and provided a detailed changelog, which you can check below.
System Smart Battery Engine, a recently added feature that extends battery life through the use of clever algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology Optimized AI Machine Booster to version 2.1 to ensure smooth operation of your system even under heavy load Enhanced desktop icons with better textures that combine lighting and layers in a design that is inspired by new materials. Extra HD that has been optimized and can considerably improve image and video resolutions In the dark With the addition of three movable settings, dark mode offers a more individualized and cozy user experience. Shelf Cards now have more design options, which improves the readability and aesthetic appeal of the data they contain. A recently added feature of OnePlus Scout in Shelf allows you to search through various phone items, such as Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc. For a quick glimpse at your health state, use the newly introduced OnePlus Watch Card in the shelf. Work-Life Harmony All users now have access to the Work-Life Balance function, which makes it simple to transition between the Work and Life modes via quick settings. With the addition of personalized App notification profiles and automatic Work/Life mode switching depending on specified locations, Wi-Fi networks, and times, WLB 2.0 has been released. By dynamically identifying the finest photos and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, Gallery Gallery now lets you switch between layouts with a two-finger squeeze motion. This improves the gallery layout. Canvas AOD For a more individualized lock screen experience with motivational pictures, Canvas AOD offers you fresh, various types of lines and colors. improved facial recognition and software optimization to better recognize the features and skin tone of various figures Games The HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer was just added. If you’re unsure of what to anticipate from Android 12 on your OnePlus Nord 2, make sure to read our in-depth analysis of all the significant adjustments made by OxygenOS below: