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OnePlus Nord sees a stable upgrade to OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12

The Nord. (Source: OnePlus)
The Nord. (Source: OnePlus)
The Nord is the first generation of a new mid-range smartphone series from the Android OEM OnePlus. It has been out for nearly 2 years now, and has only just been officially updated to Android 12. Despite the stable nature of this new OTA install, it still carries the risk of some known bugs.

The Nord can be credited with precipitating a slew of multiple spin-offs from its maker OnePlus ever since. Despite this - or, perhaps, because of it, the OEM has left its development at a public beta stage for some time. Now, however, it has formally announced the release of Android 12 for the first-gen device.

OxygenOS (OOS) 12 for the OnePlus Nord has technically been available to the phone's users, so long as they enrolled in the aforementioned beta program. However, this is the first version that requires no more than responding to an OTA notification sent to the remainder of Nord owners.

Then again, OnePlus has conceded that it has had to leave some of the beta's most stubborn bugs in place in order to officially upgrade the Nord. They include the generation of an "abnormal" thumbnail for  pictures taken in burst mode; an increased risk of camera app crash in Portrait mode and an inconsistency in some pages in Settings.

Then again, it upgrades the device's security patch level to April 2022, and has fixed some pre-existing bugs, such as the boot animation problems. OOS 12 for the Nord is only available to units bought in India for now (as the new firmware AC2001_11.F.11​), although the same for EU-specific phones should follow shortly.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-05-14 (Update: 2022-05-14)