June 28, 2022

If you’ve followed OnePlus news of late, you’ll know that OxygenOS has witnessed a major overhaul recently. The interface now uses ColorOS as the foundation, and that means adding features that run counter to OxygenOS’s usual “clean and light” design language.

That’s where we are with OxygenOS 12. The switch to a ColorOS foundation led to a lot of backlash, and OnePlus is now looking to walk back some of those changes, indicating that OxygenOS 13 will go back to what the UI used to be in years past. Here’s what you need to know about the Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 that’s launching later this year.

OxygenOS 13: Release date

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Although OnePlus currently has an Android 13 beta build available for the 10 Pro, that is the vanilla Android skin and doesn’t include OxygenOS. If history is any indication, we’ll have to wait until later in Q3 to be able to get our hands on the first OxygenOS 13 beta.