OnePlus thinks it’s Microsoft. The smartphone brand is preparing, from August 10, to offer for testing the new version of its home operating system based on Android, Oxygen OS 11, to some of its users. Much like MS does with the Insiders for Windows 10 and the Xbox OS. Nothing like a voluntary community and fond of novelties to debug a program at a lower cost.
As stated in the press release (see below), the role of these testers will mainly be to install and test the improvements, the new functions of the system and to report any problems encountered to OnePlus. The testers will be able to suggest improvements that it would be good to make to the OS or to “home” apps.
“From August 10, we will make the developer version of our next OS, OxygenOS 11 available to the most expert members of our community. They will thus be able to begin to test the new functions and provide feedback to our teams. Once we have solved the most frequently encountered problems, the big bugs and we have improved the stability of the OS to its maximum, we will launch a beta phase open to all, so that as many people as possible can enjoy it. tour find out what we have prepared for them in OxygenOS 11. »
Strong inspirations from Android 11?
OnePlus specifies that improvements to “Surprising designs” would be on the menu, without expanding further. New products that must be inspired by elements present in Android 11. OnePlus, like Oppo (a brand of the Chinese group which also owns OnePlus) has come very close to Google, in order to offer Google apps by default in its smartphones, and no longer apps inspired by native Android programs.
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It is customary for OnePlus to draw the final version of its OS just a few days or weeks after the new official version of Android is deployed by Google. The release of Android 11 is still scheduled for this fall; it will undoubtedly be done at the same time as the scheduled launches Google Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 until October 8. OnePlus could therefore draw Oxygen OS immediately.
Of course, the North – the brand’s recent affordable smartphone – should be able to accommodate Oxygen OS 11, just like the last one OnePlus 8T. Old references will also be compatible but the list is not yet announced.
Sources: OnePlus via Androidpolice