Oxygen OS 14 (OnePlus Android 14): Expected Release Timeline & Supported Devices
On the 8th of February, Google released the first Developer Preview of Android 14, which may be codenamed ‘Upside Down Cake’ or ‘U’. And recently, with the second Developer Preview, they have also released a roadmap for Android 14.
Some new things Google is working on for this version of Android include the internationalisation of device language, improved accessibility, and an enhanced user experience, besides some more advanced customisation options.
Oxygen OS 14 (Android 14) for OnePlus Users
As we have seen in recent times, most smartphone brands have improved their update policies. They usually push the update for the latest Android version within a month or two of the official stable launch of the Android version itself. The same goes for the brand in question here, OnePlus.
Oxygen OS 14, which will be based on Android 14, is what some OnePlus smartphones will be updated to later this year. These smartphones include flagship devices from the OnePlus 9 series to the latest OnePlus 11 series. Besides, some midrange devices will also receive this update.
Changes to expect with Oxygen OS 14
The Oxygen OS 14 update is expected to introduce several new features. These may include core features from Android 14. It will likely bring advanced lock screen customisation, a new design of media player from stock android, the “Material You” theming for more apps, new themes in the OnePlus theme store, etc. Apart from this, there will be numerous bug fixes, better performance than Oxygen OS 13, and security improvements.
Is your OnePlus phone eligible for Oxygen OS 14?
In November last year, OnePlus released a new update policy which states that select flagship models launched in 2023 and later will receive four years of major Android upgrades along with five years of security patch updates. If a device was launched with Android 13 out of the box, it will get updated to Android 17 and receive security patches until 2028. This puts OnePlus beside Samsung, which announced a similar update policy last year.
However, midrange devices will still get only two major Android upgrades and three years of security patch updates. These devices include smartphones from the OnePlus Nord, OnePlus Nord CE, and the OnePlus Ace series.
Also, earlier flagships launched before 2023 will receive three major Android upgrades and four years of security patch updates.
As mentioned, the OnePlus 9, 10, and 11 series devices are eligible for the Oxygen OS 14 update. In addition to these, some Nord, Nord CE, and Ace series devices are also eligible. Below is a list of all OnePlus smartphones that will be upgraded to Oxygen OS 14.
Now let us look at devices that are not eligible for the upgrade. These include flagships and flagship killers from the OnePlus 8 series and earlier. Lower-end devices that will not get updated to Android 14 include OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus Nord CE 2, OnePlus Nord CE 5G, OnePlus Nord N200 5G, OnePlus Nord N20 SE, and other devices launched before.
When will your OnePlus device get updated to Oxygen OS 14?
- Oxygen OS 14 (based on Android 14) open beta program could be announced in August 2023 for OnePlus 11. The stable build for OnePlus 11 will likely be released in September 2023. The update will gradually hit all eligible OnePlus devices.
There has been no official confirmation from the brand about the specifics of the launch date of Oxygen OS 14 or a roadmap for the same, and there probably would not be any until the official stable launch of Android 14.
But, since the OnePlus 10 Pro users got the Oxygen OS 13 update in August last year, we can also expect the Oxygen OS 14 update around the same time this year. In case you do not know, the OnePlus 10 Pro was the first non-Pixel device to receive Android 13.
So, this sums up pretty much all we can speculate at the moment about Oxygen OS 14. Thanks for reading!