The OnePlus 8 series now has stable Android 11-based betas

OnePlus has versions of Android 11 for the 8 series. (Source: OnePlus)
OnePlus has versions of Android 11 for the 8 series. (Source: OnePlus)
Google has released the first stable build of Android 11 for the Pixel line of smartphones today (September 8, 2020). Now, OnePlus has announced that it too has such an update for its current flagships, the 8 and 8 Pro. They come in the form of OxygenOS Open Betas, the last step before a stable software version.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

Google has released Android 11 for most of the Pixel series today (September 8, 2020). Shortly after that event, OnePlus stated that it was ready to start pushing the same new OS version to its current premium smartphones, the 8 and 8 Pro.

Therefore, users with these devices can download the first OxygenOS Open Beta based on Android 11. Some of them may be very familiar with such a ROM already, however, as the OEM has also had access to its Developer Previews. It has released several versions of these for the same flagships.

OxygenOS Open Betas, on the other hand, are often virtually stable builds that are open to the general 8-series-owning public. Those who move to this OTA channel will encounter a version of Android with a new 11-style UI.

It also has a new Story mode in its native Gallery app, and an updated Zen Mode with new themes and functions. Then again, there is no Always-on Display as yet. Users wishing to upgrade to this latest version of Android can do so by following the instructions on the official OnePlus community website.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09- 8 (Update: 2020-09- 9)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.