OnePlus has made another rollout of the second alpha build of Android 14, known as OxygenOS 14, for its OnePlus 11 model. This new build brings interesting changes to the software, some of which we have mentioned below.
Despite displaying as OxygenOS 13.1 in the “about” section, the new build actually signifies version 188.8.131.52 and is based on Android 14. The update size for this software is 344.18 MB. The security patch, updated to the 5th of August 2023, underscores OnePlus’s commitment to ensuring user safety.
OxygenOS 14 Second Alpha Build Changes to Note
Here’s an overview of some of the most significant modifications in the new build:
- Storage Display Alteration: The used storage numbers are now replaced with a progress bar. This visual shift replaces the prior format, where, for example, a 40 GB usage would be displayed as “40/256 GB.”
- Update Section UI Adjustment: The “update available” text is now larger, offering better visibility.
- Benchmark Results: Scoring 1906 in single-core and 5161 in multi-core, the results are comparable to the previous build. However, some users might experience throttling issues, which remain unresolved since the first alpha build.
- New Android 14 Features: Features like text copying have been enhanced. Users can now long-press, drag, and drop text across applications. Copying images and pasting them in messaging apps is now possible, but the drag-and-drop functionality is still restricted.
- Predictive Gestures and Permissions: There are nuances in predictive gestures and permissions. Predictive back gestures work with Google applications but not with stock OnePlus applications like the OnePlus Gallery. Permissions now allow users to provide access to limited photos instead of all.
- Camera App and 5x Zoom: The camera application now offers a 5x Zoom option. Initial testing has shown that this mode requires further optimization, as the current rendition lacks details and suffers from color shifting.
- Picture-in-Picture (PiP) Mode and Background Location Access Review: Rounded corners now replace the previous squarish appearance in PiP mode. A new security feature enables users to review apps with background location access, allowing them to block unauthorized use.
- Battery Performance: This remains an area of concern, with the first alpha build experiencing issues.
You must note that this is a beta build of OxygenOS 14, so a stable build will be different than this but it will have similar features like this. Now let’s see when the company releases the stable OxygenOS 14 for its smartphones.
We also have a dedicated video on this so you can give watch it.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
As we already know, the OnePlus upcoming flagship Watch 2 is going to be launched tomorrow at MWC 2024 (Mobile World Congress). If you want to know about the specifications, then do consider this post. Additionally, if you want to know about the color variants and some features of the Watch 2, then consider this post.
OnePlus Watch 2 Price Leaked Before Launch
Recently, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 has been leaked. Ishan Aggarwal, a popular tipster, has recently posted a thread on their X (formerly Twitter) account. According to Tipster, the price of the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 will be:
- India: Rs.24,999
- US: $299
- Europe: €329
- UK: £299
As we already said the OnePlus Watch 2 will be launched in India at the same time as it is launched globally. Do you guys think that it can compete with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6? Also, do let us know, whether you consider the OnePlus Watch 2 at this price in the comment box.
OnePlus Watch 2: Pre-Reservation, Color Variants, Design, and Launch Date Confirmed
The upcoming OnePlus Watch 2, which is a flagship watch from OnePlus is going to be introduced at MWC (Mobile World Congress) on 26 February, this month at (8:30 P.M. IST). OnePlus Watch 2 will be a successor to OnePlus Watch.
If we talk about the specifications and other details then, consider this post. The tagline of the Watch 2 is “It’s time to do it right!”. It is a flagship watch from OnePlus which debuted three years after the launch of the OnePlus Watch.
Pre-Reservation Benefits of OnePlus Watch 2
The OnePlus Watch 2 page is available on the OnePlus India Website. If you Pre-Reserve for the OnePlus upcoming Watch 2, then you will get Rs. 1000 off on the OnePlus Watch 2 and a free Bullets Wireless Z2 ANC. You can purchase a Pre-Reservation pass at Rs. 99 by clicking here.
OnePlus Watch 2 will be available in two colors i.e. Black Steel and Radiant Steel colour options. Watch 2 also features Military-grade Durability. The announcement post as well as the YouTube short video which is posted on the official YouTube channel highlighted that Watch 2 features that the watch is built with stainless steel and sapphire crystal.
The company said that the OnePlus Watch 2 will offer As per the information, the OnePlus Watch 2 has up to 100 hours of battery life in “full Smart Mode”. If it is true, then it will be more than Apple’s Watch Series 9. Moreover, a landing page for the OnePlus Watch 2 is already created on Amazon’s India Website which confirms that the Watch 2 will be available in India at the same time as during global launch.
The tagline of the OnePlus Watch 2 is “Your Partner in Time”. As mentioned in the video, this is a flagship watch from OnePlus which is built with s
Have you guys pre-reserved for the OnePlus Watch 2 or going now to pre-reserve? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
OnePlus 12R 256GB variant customers can now request for refund – Here are the details
Recently, OnePlus confirmed that both variants of the OnePlus 12R come with UFS 3.1 storage type and now, we have further information regarding the same. Newly, Kinder Liu, the President and CEO of OnePlus has posted a new thread in the OnePlus Community in which he mentioned that if you have a OnePlus 12R 256GB variant you only purchase the phone just because of UFS 4.0 storage type, then you can request a refund for that.
How to request for Refund for the OnePlus 12R 256GB variant?
To get a refund for the 256GB variant of the OnePlus 12R, you just have to contact Customer Service through your usual channel. After that, they will tell you the steps to get a refund As they know the entire situation. Giving a refund is a good step taken by OnePlus. Previously, they gave a free lifetime warranty for the Green Line/Lines on the display of OnePlus smartphones.
Note: The refund of the OnePlus 12R is applicable in India until 16 March 2024 i.e. one month for the 256GB variant (higher one).
Still, OnePlus has confidence that the OnePlus 12R lives up to high expectations. After all, the OnePlus 12R has the features of Trinity Engine that were announced on the launch. Liu has also confirmed that the OnePlus 12R was fully certified by TUV SUD using UFS 3.1 memory and it is certified to remain fluent for 48 months i.e. up to 4 years.
OnePlus 12R is the same phone which is launched in OnePlus Ace 3 China. But in China, all three variants i.e. (12GB and 256 GB, 16GB and 512 GB, and 16GB and 1 TB) of the OnePlus Ace 3 come with UFS 4.0 storage type.
Do you own a OnePlus 12R 256GB variant and will you take a refund for your OnePlus 12R? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.