Last month, on August 10, OnePlus rolled out the Final Developer Build of OxygenOS 11 for its users. It was based on the latest Android 11 update from Google. However, the developer build was only open for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro users. Also, the company rolled out the OxygenOS Open Beta 7 updates for the OnePlus 7T series during that time. Now OnePlus is one step closer to bring a stable Android 11 update for OnePlus 8 series users. It has already started rolling out its second Open Beta build, OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2, for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro phones.
It’s not yet clear what the company will bring next. But we expect that the smartphone maker will either release the Open Beta 3 build or most probably the very first stable Android 11 update for the said phones. It is because the Open Beta 1 build was quite stable, and the company has only tried to polish the things further in this second update.
Changelog: Major Fixes in OxygenOS Open Beta 2
There are quite a few optimizations and fixes in the changelog entries of the new OxygenOS Open Beta update. However, OnePlus has added a new feature in this update for the Ambient display. Talking about the new additions, the company has added an interesting ‘Canvas’ feature that automatically draws a wireframe picture based on the phone’s lock screen photo.
To view the picture, you need to go to Settings > Customisation > Wallpaper > Canvas and then choose the photo preview. Now the phone will generate it automatically, and that too, you can do it without waking up the phone display.
Speaking of other fixes and optimizations, the company has patched up several known issues from the previous build. OnePlus has fixed some ‘rarely-happening’ issues with the widgets and has optimized a few UI display elements in the Settings. There was also a bug in Google Assistant, where in some cases, it failed to wake up. The company has fixed that as well. Also, the new build fixes the issue of the HD icon on the call log interface as it did not center in some cases.
Other Fixes and The Size of Update
A major issue that occurred with the user when he entered the ‘Tips & Support’ interface — the ‘issue’ of the black screen. The company has fixed that as well. The changelog also reads that some general stability issues with the System updates are updated too.
OnePlus says that it also fixed one specific issue with the Clock app, where some numbers disappeared in the Timer section. Some power consumption issue which was there with ‘Smart 5G’ is also optimized. The total size of the OxygenOS Open Beta 2 update is 230MB. If you own a OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro phones, you should get the update soon.