A few weeks after launching the OxygenOS 14 open beta update for certain models, OnePlus has announced the OxygenOS 14 Open Beta 2. The new software is based on Android 14, and OnePlus has announced what improvements and additions users of compatible devices may expect. After the Made by Google event on October 4, during which the Pixel 8 series of smartphones will also be introduced, Android 14 will become available for compatible Google Pixel devices. When OxygenOS 14 is launched in November, the OnePlus 11 5G will be the first device to get the final, stable build.
OxygenOS 14 new features
In a recent post to the company’s official community forum, the developers revealed some upcoming changes to OxygenOS 14. OnePlus claims that the Trinity Engine, which is included in this update, is better able to handle situations like multitasking, heavy lifting, and extended usage than previous OS platforms by allocating the phone’s internal resources in three ways: CPU Vitalisation, RAM Vitalisation, and ROM Vitalisation.
OnePlus promises that the OnePlus 11 running OxygenOS 14 will have an extra 20 minutes of battery life compared to the OnePlus 11 running OxygenOS 13. OxygenOS 14’s ROM Vitalisation is said to keep OnePlus phones running swiftly and smoothly even after 48 months of constant usage.
The HyperRendering, HyperTouch, and HyperBoost technologies included in OxygenOS 14 are touted to improve immersion and framerate when gaming. To address power consumption concerns without compromising on a constant frame rate experience, OnePlus claims that the next version of HyperBoost will use AI machine learning, intelligent performance management, and graphics element layout methodologies.
OnePlus’s latest operating system, OxygenOS 14, has the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)-based Device Security Engine 3.0 for further protection. The new unified interface for the Security Centre is intended to streamline the process by which users check and adjust their device’s security and privacy settings. Strong Box, a chip-level security encryption technique powered by the integrated eSE (embedded Secure Element) security chip, is new to OxygenOS 14. Its purpose is to prevent unauthorized access to passwords.
OnePlus promises that with the release of OxygenOS 14, the new Auto Pixelate 2.0 feature will further protect users’ privacy while sharing images by blurring out things like phone numbers and credit card details. The “Ask every time” function is a new picture and video permission control option included in OxygenOS 14. A permission box will appear before an app may access your camera roll if you have this setting activated.
OxygenOS 14 adds a new Smart Cutout feature, which allows users to identify up to three objects in an image or video by holding down on it for a while. Reportedly, it may assist pick out an image’s subject from a crowded backdrop or single out an individual in a group shot.
OxygenOS 14 is based on Aquamorphic Design 2.0, which integrates a Fluid Cloud feature that provides notifications to users in the form of bubbles, capsules, and panels. This update introduces eleven new global UI sound designs, including nine collections of Aquamorphic-themed call, alarm, and notification ringtones.
Users will be able to utilize gestures to access the File Dock in the next OxygenOS 14 upgrade. Its advertised benefits include streamlined data gathering, analysis, and dissemination to other programs through the Dock. According to the developers, the update’s Go Green AOD feature, which intelligently modifies the new device’s AOD carbon footprint theme, will also aid users in making healthier and more ecologically responsible choices on a daily basis.
The list of smartphones that will get the OxygenOS 14 upgrade was just confirmed by OnePlus. The first group of devices to get the beta update will do so in October, with a second group receiving the upgrade in November. The flagship OnePlus 11 5G will be the first device to get a reliable OxygenOS 14 upgrade.
In October, customers of the OnePlus Pad, OnePlus Nord 3 5G, OnePlus 11R 5G, OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, and OnePlus 10T 5G will be able to access the OxygenOS 14 Open Beta. Users of the OnePlus 10R 5G, 9 Pro 5G, 9 5G, 9R 5G, 9RT 5G, 8T 5G, Nord CE 3 5G, Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, Nord N30 5G, Nord 2T 5G, and Nord CE 2 Lite will be able to participate in the beta beginning in the month of November. The business has also guaranteed that, in addition to the hand-picked handsets, the Nord N20 SE will also get a reliable OS update in the near future.