11 January 2022
OnePlus has begun pushing the Android 12 stable update for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. These two are the current-gen Android flagships from the brand and thus are the first ones to get the new version. The team was beta testing Android 12 for these two phones since Google first released the Android 12 beta.
The OnePlus 9 series Android 12 update is layered with OxygenOS 12, the custom Android skin meant for global users. It is the first major rollout of the skin since OnePlus announced its decision to merge with Oppo. The rollout is said to be happening around the world but is limited to randomly selected users for the time being. This is likely to avoid the widespread of any unwanted issue that may arise with the stable release. The team will expand the update to all the users in a gradual manner.
Here is the official changelog for the OnePlus 9 series Android 12 OxygenOS 12 update:
- Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
- Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
- New additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
- Newly added Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
- Newly added access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
- Newly added OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at your health stats
- Work-Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
- WLB 2.0 now supports automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
- Gallery now allows you to switch between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
- Canvas AOD brings you new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
- Newly added multiple brushes and strokes and support for color adjustment
- Optimized software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures