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OnePlus Nord 2 receives first Android 12 Open Beta build

28 April 2022 0

The long wait for the OnePlus Nord 2 Android 12 update is finally over as the first open beta build is here. The announcement was made via the official OnePlus forums. It is OxygenOS 12 update, the same one which is heavily inspired by Oppo's ColorOS and has made headlines for wrong reasons more than good ones.

This is an open beta build which means there will likely be performance issues and unknown bugs. This is the reason we would suggest you do not install it on your primary device just yet. OnePlus has already listed a couple of known issues. It says you might be unable to use Face Unlock in the dark after turning on Brighten screen in dim light through Settings. Fornite is also said to crash while playing the game.

OnePlus has further advised OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition users to skip installing the beta build. This is because some of the Pac-Man features are known to disappear after the update. It says these users will be able to experience the new software experience in later build releases.

Here is the detailed changelog for the Nord 2 OxygenOS 12 Open Beta build:


  • Newly added Smart Battery Engine, a feature that prolongs battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology
  • Optimized AI System Booster to 2.1 for your system to run smoothly even when the load is high
  • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
  • Optimized Extra HD, a feature that can significantly enhance image and video resolutions

Dark mode

  • 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 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 status

Work-Life Balance

  • 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

  • Canvas AOD brings you new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
  • Optimized software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures


  • Newly added the HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer



OnePlus Nord 2 receives first Android 12 Open Beta build
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