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Android 12 Developer Preview 2 Is Now Available For Testors With OnePlus 9 And OnePlus 9 Pro

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In preparation for the upcoming release of Android 12, OnePlus has introduced the Android 12 Developer Preview 2 for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro devices.

Notably, OnePlus recently announced the merger of their custom Android interface, OxygenOS, with OPPO’s ColorOS, with plans to release this integrated OS alongside the Android 12 update.

For those interested in trying out the latest preview build, it is currently available globally in two regional versions – IN (India) and NA (North America). European users and owners of T-Mobile (TMO) and Verizon Wireless (VZW) versions of OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro devices are not compatible with this firmware. It is advisable to have your device’s battery level at a minimum of 30% before proceeding with the update.

How to download and install the Android 12 Developer Preview 2 for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro

To download and install the Android 12 Developer Preview 2 on your OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro:
– Visit the official announcement to locate the download links for the update.
– Choose the appropriate file for your device (OP9 for OnePlus 9 or OP9P for OnePlus 9 Pro).
– Copy the ZIP file to the main folder of your phone’s storage.
– Navigate to Settings > System > System Updates on your device.
– Tap the icon in the top right corner and select the Local Upgrade option.
– Choose the downloaded file and proceed by tapping the Upgrade button > System Upgrade.
– Allow the device time to finish installing the update.

What’s new in the latest build?

Highlights of the Android 12 DP 2 release notes include:
– Enhanced support for auto brightness in various lighting conditions.
– Improved prevention of accidental touches on the curved display.
– Faster switching for floating windows, facilitating better multitasking.
– Introduction of new widgets for receiving app information and shortcuts.
– Redesigned settings page layout to emphasize key information.
– Customizable UI in the Camera app with the ability to reorder camera modes.
– Smoother zoom functionality in the camera, alongside improved battery usage and app pre-loading optimizations for enhanced user experience.
– Improved toggling of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, and NFC capabilities for faster operation.
– Overall optimizations to boost game frame rates.

Known issues

Some known issues in the preview build are:
– Limited support for certain camera features and scrolling screenshot.
– Abnormal display of Bluetooth and charging icons.
– Some third-party apps may not adapt to this version.
– Other minor issues highlighted such as Google dial plate missing call record.

If you wish to revert to Android 11, a rollback package is available on OnePlus’ website. It’s worth noting that the OnePlus 9R, exclusive to India, is not eligible for the Android 12 Developer Preview.

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