OnePlus launched the first Android 11-based Open Beta for the Nord at the beginning of the year, and now the company is back with the second beta. It’s bringing along a slew of welcome bug fixes and interface optimizations, but as far as we can tell, there weren’t any deal-breaking issues in the first Open Beta that needed fixing. Here’s to hoping it’ll remain that way in the second release.
While manufacturers like Samsung continue to dominate the field with their Android 11 upgrade rollout months ahead of schedule, OnePlus is still plodding along with its beta testing for its upper mid-range Nord, with the company releasing the second OxygenOS 11 beta on Monday.
The update brings in a large number of fixes and arrives nearly a month after OnePlus began rolling out the first OxygenOS beta based on Android 11 at the end of December. The most important fix in the changelog is the note “Fixed the small probability issue that alarm clocks can not be set”.
- Optimized the UI display of Calculator
- Optimized the position and animation of some icons in the lock screen
- Optimized the background management of Whatsapp to receive more timely messages
- Fixed the issue that the battery icon is not displayed after the device is rotated from landscape to portrait
- Fixed the small probability issue where the Dirac Audio Tuner may fail to adjust the sound effect
- Fixed the small probability issue that alarm clocks can not be set
- Fixed the issue that Messenger Bubbles can not pop up
- Fixed the issue with Histogram and horizontal reference line being turned off by default
- Fixed the flashing issue with the icon of Depth effect while shooting with portrait mode
- Fixed the issue that SIM 2 can not be set as the default card
If you’re already using Open Beta 1, you’ll receive the new version as an OTA update. Head to your Nord’s system settings and look for the system updates entry. If you’re just getting started with the Open Beta, you can download it from the OnePlus website or via the unofficial Oxygen Updater app. As always, keep in mind that beta software isn’t as stable as final versions, so if a fully functional phone is important to you, you should consider waiting for the proper release.