January 16, 2021

OnePlus Nord is now getting its first Oxygen OS 11 open beta update

Update: Android 11 comes to the Nord

Update: January 5, 2020 (05:52 AM ET): As promised, OnePlus is now rolling out the first Android 11 beta build to OnePlus Nord units globally.

The Oxygen OS 11 open beta build updates the Nord with a new UI, new clock styles, a dark mode, a new shelf interface, and more. You can read the complete changelog below.

System

  • Update to Android 11 version
  • Fresh new UI visual design brings you a more comfortable experience with various optimizations of details
  • Optimize the stability of some third-party applications and improve user experience

Ambient Display

  • Newly added Insight clock style, a joint creation with Parsons School of Design. It will change according to the phone usage data (Settings > Customization > Clock Style)
  • Added Canvas feature that can automatically draw a wireframe picture based on a lock screen photo on your phone (Settings > Customization > Wallpaper > Canvas > Choose photo preview and it can be generated automatically)
  • Newly added 10 new clock styles (Settings > Customization > Clock Style)

Dark Mode

  • Added the shortcut key for Dark Mode, pull down the quick setting to enable.
  • Supporting automatically turn on feature & customize time range. (Settings > Display > Dark Mode > Turn on automatically)

Shelf

  • Newly shelf interface design, the interface is clearer
  • Added weather widget, animation effect smarter

Gallery

  • Supporting Story function, automatically form weekly videos with photos and video in storage
  • Optimize the loading speed of the gallery, and the image preview is faster

You can download the Oxygen OS 11 open beta on your OnePlus Nord through this link if you’re in India or this one if you have a global Nord variant. Remember, this isn’t a stable version so you might experience some bugs after the update.

Make sure to take a backup of your phone’s data before updating. OnePlus says you’ll need at least 3GB of free storage space to install the software.

Read on to know about previous OnePlus Nord updates and mark this page for all future software releases. Head to the link ahead to read more about OnePlus’ Oxygen OS 11 update schedule.


Original article: August 10, 2020 (5:09 AM ET): Welcome to the OnePlus Nord update hub. Here you’ll find all the latest information about new and historical software updates for the OnePlus Nord. We’ll list the current software version for the phone and regularly update the hub as and when new updates roll out.

OnePlus phones run the company’s proprietary skin called Oxygen OS based on Android. OnePlus is usually very good with software updates and the OnePlus Nord should be no different.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check it often to find out what’s new with the Nord. Don’t have the phone but want to get in on the action? Then you can buy the Nord via the button below.

OnePlus Nord
After years of only releasing top-tier flagships, OnePlus is back in the mid-range category with the OnePlus Nord. It cuts some corners, but we think many people will really like this phone — especially because of its £379 price tag.

OnePlus Nord updates

  • Current stable version: Oxygen OS based on Android 10
  • When will OnePlus Nord get Android 11?: Early 2021 (Estimated)

The OnePlus Nord officially launched on July 21 with Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10. Just like other OnePlus phones, the OnePlus Nord will also get two years of software updates and three years of security updates — Android 11 in 2020 and Android 12 in 2021. It could even get an upgrade to Android 13 in 2022, as the OnePlus 3T received four versions of Android during its lifespan (Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo, and Pie).

OnePlus rolled out (h/t Gadgets360) Oxygen OS 10.5.1 to the OnePlus Nord just a day after its launch. The software carried improvements for the depth sensor and indoor image quality. It also optimized power efficiency for 4K video recording at 60fps and improved the overall video recording experience.

A few days later, OnePlus announced Oxygen OS 10.5.2 for the OnePlus Nord. It came with newly adapted firmware for the OnePlus Buds, optimized the process of starting the camera with gestures, improved video calling, and introduced the July 2020 security patch to the phone. It also optimized power efficiency for 4K video shooting with the front camera alongside other stability improvements.

Related: OnePlus Nord price and availability: The info you need

In early August, the OnePlus Nord started getting its third software update in the form of Oxygen OS 10.5.3. This was a small one and just carried some system stability improvements.

On August 10, OnePlus started rolling out Oxygen OS 10.5.4 for the OnePlus Nord. This update improves the launch speed of the Gallery app, enhances the display experience, and fixes an issue with music playing in the background while using the front camera. The update further improves video call quality, color accuracy, and white balance of low-light selfies, as well as the vibrancy and color accuracy of the macro camera.

Later on August 24, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS 10.5.5 to the OnePlus Nord. The update brought a number of system bug fixes and power improvements to the phone. It also improved image clarity of the front camera in low light conditions as well as clarity of the macro camera.

In early September, OnePlus pushed Oxygen OS 10.5.7 to the Nord. The update wasn’t massively exciting but did bring improvements to power consumption and 4K 60fps video stabilization. Surprisingly, the Android security patch for August was missing from the equation.

In October, Oxygen OS 10.5.8 brought the September security patch to the Nord, alongside system tweaks, and optimizations to the camera, display, and network hardware.

Later that month, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS 10.5.9 to the OnePlus Nord. It focused primarily on updates to Game Space. Some system tweaks, Bluetooth fixes, and network stability updates also featured. The update also brought the Android security patch for October to the Nord.

In December, OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS 10.5.10 to the phone with the December Android security patch.


Those are all the OnePlus Nord updates we know about till now.

Let us know which OnePlus Nord update you’re rocking in the comments, and if you’ve spotted a recent update we’ve missed, tip us!

Are you looking for another device update? Head to our general Android 10 update tracker at the link.