On October 4, Google is anticipated to introduce Android 14 and the Pixel 8 line.
OnePlus has introduced the OxygenOS 14 Open Beta 2, a few weeks after commencing the rollout of the OxygenOS 14 open beta update for specific models. This update is based on Android 14, and OnePlus has outlined some of the new features it will bring to supported OnePlus devices. Android 14 is expected to become available for eligible Google Pixel devices following the Made by Google event on October 4, which will also see the launch of the Pixel 8 smartphone series. The OnePlus 11 5G will be the first device to receive the stable version of OxygenOS 14, scheduled for release in November.
OxygenOS 14 introduces several new features, including the Trinity Engine, designed to enhance multitasking, handle resource-intensive tasks, and extend battery life. This engine utilizes CPU Vitalisation, RAM Vitalisation, and ROM Vitalisation to optimize performance while conserving battery. OnePlus claims that the OnePlus 11 running OxygenOS 14 can gain an additional 20 minutes of battery life compared to OxygenOS 13, even after 48 months of regular use.
OxygenOS 14 also enhances the gaming experience with HyperRendering, HyperTouch, and HyperBoost technologies, providing a more immersive and fluid gameplay. The new HyperBoost iteration incorporates AI machine learning, intelligent performance control, and graphics element layout techniques to address power consumption issues without affecting frame rate consistency.
For security, OxygenOS 14 includes the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)-based Device Security Engine 3.0, along with upgrades to the Security Centre, offering a unified interface for easier security and privacy management. Additionally, Strong Box, a chip-level security encryption technology driven by the built-in eSE (embedded Secure Element) security chip, safeguards third-party access to passwords.
Auto Pixelate 2.0 in OxygenOS 14 conceals additional private information, such as contact details and credit card numbers, when sharing screenshots. The update also introduces a new photo and video permission management option called “Ask every time,” which prompts for permission before an application can access photos and videos.
The new Smart Cutout tool in OxygenOS 14 allows users to identify and crop up to three elements within a picture or video, making it easier to isolate subjects from complex backgrounds or group photos.
OxygenOS 14 features Aquamorphic Design 2.0, including Fluid Cloud and organic integration of alerts within bubbles, capsules, and panels. The update introduces eleven new global UI sound designs with an Aquamorphic theme.
Users can operate the File Dock feature through gestures, facilitating the collection, analysis, and sharing of information via the Dock or other apps. The Go Green AOD feature adjusts the AOD carbon footprint theme to promote environmentally friendly choices.
OnePlus has confirmed the list of devices set to receive the OxygenOS 14 update. Some smartphones will receive beta updates from October, while others will get the update in November. The flagship OnePlus 11 5G will be the first to receive a stable OxygenOS 14 update.
The OxygenOS 14 Open Beta will be rolled out to OnePlus Pad, OnePlus Nord 3 5G, OnePlus 11R 5G, OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, and OnePlus 10T 5G users in October. In November, the beta will be extended to OnePlus 10R 5G, OnePlus 9 Pro 5G, OnePlus 9 5G, OnePlus 9R 5G, OnePlus 9RT 5G, OnePlus 8T 5G, OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G, OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, OnePlus Nord N30 5G, OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, and OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite users. The Nord N20 SE will also receive a stable OS update alongside select handsets.