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These OnePlus phones will receive a stable Android 13 update

OnePlus has started rolling out stable Android 13-based Oxygen OS 13 for the OnePlus 8 series, 9R duo and 10R. The company announced it through multiple official community threads. This comes after the OnePlus 9/9 Pro received an Android 13 based Oxygen OS 13 firmware update. For the OnePlus 8 family, it is currently only rolling out in India and North America, while the 9R/RT and 10R update is “region-specific.”

The company suggests that you make sure that the device has at least 5.5 GB of storage space available with a battery level above 30% to successfully install the update. You can check if an update is available by visiting Settings – System – System updates on your smartphone.

Android 13 based Oxygen OS 13: What’s new

OnePlus revamps the user interface with Oxygen OS 13 by adding “Aquamorphic Design” theme colors. This improves your visual experience while using the phone with more readable fonts, fun animations and gestures. The company explains about improving efficiency with the update. You can now create larger folders and add them to the home screen. There’s also a sidebar toolbox, which opens as a floating window for editing.

The Always-On Display shows live information about everything from music to food delivery on supported apps. It also adds more customization options to AOD with additional Bitmoji animation, drawing tools and line colors for Portrait Silhouette. OnePlus claims to optimize “earphone connectivity to provide a more seamless experience”.

The update also brings new and tweaks some security and privacy features. Your files are now encrypted using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) technology for better security in Private Safe. Finally, it adds a feature to automatically pixelate conversation screenshots. The system can recognize display names and profile pictures in chat screenshots and automatically pixelate them to protect your privacy.

After this update, you should get better system speed, battery life and app experience.

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