A couple of months ago, OnePlus commenced the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 testing for the OnePlus 9RT via the closed beta program. This program had a limited number of participants who could opt-in to try out the new software.
Now, the company has finally launched the open beta program for the device which will any willing owner of the OnePlus 9RT to try out Android 13 on their devices. The update is currently seeding in India and will soon be made available for other regions.
Make sure your 9RT is running the most recent OxygenOS 12 version (C.07) before applying the update if you want to give it a try. It should also have 5.5GB of free storage and a battery capacity of at least 30%. Beta builds are generally not as reliable as the official builds and frequently have bugs that degrade the user experience, so it is advised to avoid using them on primary devices.
Some of the known bugs on the OnePlus 9RT include the Eye Comfort Mode not activating in specific scenarios, and after switching the system dynamic wallpaper, the time on the lock screen isn’t displayed properly. You can check out the detailed changelog of the beta build below.
• Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
• Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
• Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
• Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
• Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
• Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.
• Optimizes fonts for better readability.
• Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.
• Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connecting and note-taking experience and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.
• Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
• Adds a new type of Always-On Display that shows live information about music, ride-hailing, and food delivery. (Supports only some apps).
• Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
• Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
• Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.
• Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.
• Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.
• Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
• Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
• Optimizes Canvas Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.
Security & privacy
• Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
• Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
• Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.
Health & Digital wellbeing
• Adds Kid Space, providing screen time limit, ambient light reminders, and Eye-protecting display features.
You download the beta build or find out more about the program, you can check out the official community post by OnePlus.
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