OnePlus 6 and 6T Get Android 11 Open Beta 1

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Remember when OnePlus was very fast in delivering new versions of Android to its phones? yes, it was the days. Nowadays, while Google is already testing Android 12 and has released several beta versions so far, OnePlus is testing Android 11 for the OnePlus 6 and 6T.

Okay, these are old phones, and it’s nice to see them being updated to Android 11, despite the huge delay. In April, the company had promised that it would release an open beta version of OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 for 6 and 6T in August, and yet it delivered it today, about a month ahead of schedule. This is a good sign for the future, we hope.

According to OnePlus, this is a first version, released in order to “gather feedback before being officially released.” Expect the beta software to be less stable than normal versions, and so you probably shouldn’t install it on your main device. Anyway, make sure to back up your data before proceeding.

If you are using the latest stable version for the OnePlus 6 or 6T, in order to jump on the Open Beta train, you need to head to the source linked below and then install the new software via the link provided. After installing the initial beta, others will arrive as live updates.

However, you should keep in mind that you will not receive the finalized stable update via OTA, you will have to download and install it manually. If you’re still using an older open beta for the OnePlus 6 or 6T, the new Android 11-based version will arrive live soon.

OxygenOS 11 brings a new user interface, with improvements to Game Space, a new camera user interface, improvements to the ambient display, improvements to dark mode and a new Shelf interface with improved animation for the weather widget.

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