OnePlus is building a solid reputation as one of the friendliest smartphone community out there. Although the company is one of the fastest Android OEMs releasing new software updates, it also has one of the most consistent beta updates. The company is aware of the fact that a large part of the user base is made up of Android fans. For this reason, it is one of the first companies to ship the Android 11 Beta versions before its official development. OnePlus has already released the first Android 11 Beta for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Today, the company is releasing beta 2.
Although OnePlus refers to this update as Developer Preview 2, it is actually based on Google’s Android 11 Beta 2. This update is only available for the Pixel smartphone and some selected devices that are part of the Google beta. The changelog does not mention any new features which basically means you should not expect anything other than the first feel of OxygenOS based on Android 11. When it comes to issues, there are many. The company lists these:
Known Android 11 Beta 2 issues
- All data will be deleted while the version is flashing
- Some UI screens are less desirable
- Some camera features are not available
- Some applications may not work as expected
- System stability issues
It is worth noting that the first issue is not a question but a tip. If you decide to continue upgrading this Android 11 beta 2 update, you will completely delete your user data. Keep this in mind before trying out unfinished firmware, especially since it is not intended for everyday use at this time. You can download beta versions for OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro by going to the source link at end of this article. As mentioned above, the company ensures that this update is aimed at experienced developers and first users. It is not at all ready for average users and everyday use.
The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are two of the latest OnePlus smartphones. Therefore, they are the only devices that qualify for Android 11 testing. We are curious to see if the company will extend the beta to OnePlus Nord. The new mid-range phone will be released in the coming days. We just hope to see the same level of treatment given to the flagships that reach the new mid-range smartphone. The version of Android 11 Beta for OnePlus Nord will probably expand the number of users trying OxygenOS based on Android 11 before its official release.