OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 is now available for some of 2019’s top devices, including the OnePlus 7 and 7T series.
While everyone prepare to release OxygenOS 13 and Android 13 on a few 10 Pro series phones, OnePlus is working to make sure that older models get the most recent stable version.
Since Android 13 will not be available for the OnePlus 7 series, OxygenOS 12 and the Open Beta 2 update represent a significant step toward the final OS upgrade for the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro.
On the official OnePlus Forums (1), OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 was announced. Compared to Beta 1, this version has some noticeable improvements. Important changes have been made for the double-tap screen wakeup gesture, fingerprint unlock, and camera mode tuning for “Ultra Steady” mode.
The OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 changelog also claims that a peculiar issue that stopped the camera flash from functioning in hot settings has been resolved:
- [Improved] the system stability in some scenarios
- [Optimized] the charging speed in some scenarios
- [Optimized] the experience of fingerprint unlocking
- [Fixed] the issue when double tap to wake or turn off the screen worked abnormally
- [Fixed] the issue when adjusting vibration intensity worked abnormally
- [Fixed] the issue when the camera crashed after turning on Ultra Steady
- [Fixed] the issue when My Files crashed in certain scenarios
Since OnePlus is merely squeezing Android 12 into the OnePlus 7 and 7T series, OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 2 does not offer a significant number of updates. It is unclear how many more builds will be available before the full stable release.
Although it is probably more stable than earlier betas for other OnePlus phones, if you were planning to install it on your own device, we’d advise exercising caution. Since this is still a beta build, there may be problems.