Update: February 5, 2021 (11:40 AM ET): Today, OnePlus started to push out its second Oxygen OS 11 beta (based on Android 11) to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. There are a lot of changes and new features introduced with this update, including the always-on display feature. Unfortunately, it’s just for the Pro model, at least for now.
Long missing from OnePlus phones, an always-on display only first debuted on a OnePlus device last year. Now, it appears nearly certain that the eventual stable update to Android 11 for the 2019 OnePlus 7 Pro will include the feature. However, it is unclear whether or not the feature will make it to the vanilla version.
Here’s the full changelog for this second beta update:
- Optimized the sliding effect of the dynamic wallpaper
- Improved power consumption in some scenarios
- Optimized the adjusting intensity of automatic brightness to bring a more smooth using experience
- Fixed the issue with the adapter not charging and using the headset at the same time
- Fixed the issue in which the battery icon is not displayed on the status bar
- Fixed the issue that ‘Tips & Support’ is not displayed in the Settings
- Fixed the small probability flashback issue with the camera when unlocking in professional mode
- Ambient Display
- Newly supported Always-on ambient display feature for OP7Pro (Go to: Settings – Utilities – OnePlus Laboratory – Always-on ambient display)
The launch of this second beta suggests that the stable Android 11 update may not be too far away now. But if you want to switch from the stable channel of Oxygen OS to the beta, it’s really not difficult. Follow our guide here!
Welcome to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro updates hub. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Android updates for the two devices, including their current versions and when future updates are likely to arrive.
Both the 7 and 7 Pro run Oxygen OS, OnePlus’ proprietary Android skin. Oxygen OS is known for fast updates that come for a very long time, so be sure to bookmark this page and visit often.
OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro updates
- Current stable version: Android 10
- When will the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro get Android 11? March 2021 (estimated)
The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro launched on May 14, 2019, with the then-latest version of Android, Android 9 Pie. Both devices will receive Android 11. It’s possible OnePlus could also deliver Android 12 to the phones, but that is not confirmed.
Unlocked variants of the two phones started receiving Android 10 in late September, though many users didn’t see the OTA for weeks before OnePlus quietly shelved it due to a few pesky bugs. The rollout began anew in mid-October as OxygenOS version 10.0.1.
At the end of December, the Android 10 update for the T-Mobile variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro finally began rolling out. The update came in as Oxygen OS 10.0.1 and included the November 2019 security patch. Unlocked 7 Pro models are on Oxygen OS 10.3.0, although it’s not clear which features the T-Mobile update is missing, if any.
What did 2020 bring so far?
Right after the beginning of the new year, OnePlus released the latest Oxygen OS Open Beta 8 builds for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro users. This update brought several bug fixes including touch screen optimizations and camera performance tweaks as well as the December security patch.
In mid-February, OnePlus released the Oxygen OS Open Beta 9 build and Oxygen OS 10.3.1 stable update for the OnePlus 7 Pro. Both updates include several bug fixes, tweaks, and January’s security patch.
In March, the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G was also updated to the stable version of Android 10. This exclusive version of Oxygen OS 10 landed as a 2GB+ download and its changelog was the same as the one for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro Android 10 update.
Later in the month, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro got the new Oxygen OS Open Beta 10 update. According to a post on the OnePlus Forums, the update included the February 2020 security patches as well as some bug fixes and system optimizations.
The Open Beta 11 update followed shortly thereafter, bringing the March 2020 security update, as well as the Instant Translation feature. This function translates audio in video calls to the native language of users, supporting English, French, German, Hindi, and Chinese.
March 2020 was also the month when OnePlus 7 Pro 5G devices on Sprint finally got updated to Android 10. Not long after, the EU variant saw the OxygenOS 10.0.5 OTA, which introduced general bug fixes and tweaks.
On the last day of the month, OnePlus released the stable OxygenOS 10.3.2 update with the March 2020 security patch in tow for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. This brought improved RAM management, slow-mo recording stability, video playback fluidity, and more.
The firm released the Open Beta 13 update on May 8, bringing dirty camera lens notifications, the April 2020 security patch, and various fixes.
OnePlus in June brought a new Dark Mode toggle in the notification bar, tweaks to the dialing interface, and a number of bug fixes. The June 2020 Android Security patch also arrived in tow.
In August, Open Beta 17 brought a new user assistance feature to help onboard new OnePlus users, optimizations to File Manager and Wi-Fi transfers, and the Android security patch for August 2020.
Mid-September saw the rollout of Open Beta 18 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro which packed a lengthy list of tweaks and enhancements to Game Space and Community apps. The update also included the September 2020 Android security patch and the August 2020 GMS package.
On October 1, the OnePlus 7 series gained Oxygen OS 10.0.8 in India and other global markets, and 10.3.5 in the EU. It brought improvements to system power consumption, patched various system stability issues, and added Android’s security update for September.
Oxygen OS 10.0.9/10.3.6 rolled out in late October and brought with it the same changelog as the previous update.
Open Beta 19 arrived at the end of October, bringing with it general stability improvements, the Android security patch for October, and a fix for the front camera flash.
In November 2020, the OnePlus 7 series received a new stable update to Oxygen OS. Numbered as 10.0.10 globally, and 10.3.7 in India and the EU, the update brought some touch-ups to the status bar and Phone app. Also included in the update was the November security patch for Android and the August GMS update.
OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners got their first taste of Android 11 in January 2021. Oxygen OS 11 beta 1 brought with it a lengthy changelog with tweaks to the camera, Shelf, and other OS features.
The OnePlus 7 series is expected to see stable Android 11 in early 2021. It’s possible that it will also receive an update to Android 12 in 2021, as the OnePlus 3T received three updates during its lifespan (to Nougat, Oreo, and Pie).
|Android 10||Android 11|
|OnePlus 7 Pro — US unlocked||Yes||TBA|
|OnePlus 7 Pro — T-Mobile||Yes||TBA|
|OnePlus 7 Pro — International unlocked||Yes||TBA|
|OnePlus 7 — International unlocked||Yes||TBA|
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