In a live-streamed event which took place yesterday, we saw OnePlus unveil the latest version of its custom Android skin; HydrogenOS 11.
HydrogenOS 11 is an Android 11 based software, which brings a ton of new features for the OnePlus device.
Some of the new features available on this OS includes Always-on Display functionality, voice notes, improved dark mode, multi-user Zen, and lots more.
ITHome recently reported that HydrogenOS 11 adopts a new inclusive design, which is expected to improve consumer’s experience.
According to Zeng Xi, Creative Director of OnePlus, this operating system utilizes simple elements to create an inclusive design.
This design will help users gain information displayed on the screen, at a glance.
This new OS features new wallpapers which applauds its designs approach, while providing relevant information to it users.
As mentioned earlier, HydrogenOS 11 displays a few new features, which will accompany its new design.
The company recently included always-on display functionality in the OS, voice notes with support for AI-powered speech-to-text conversion.
It also added a very impressive smart gallery with advanced image/video editing features.
Other impressive features include one-handed mode, multi-user Zen mode. Zen mode aids users disconnect with family and friends.
It also came with an improved dark mode, which utilizes different shades of black to highlight information on the screen.
The dark mode feature also comes with a quick settings toggle, as well as a support for time-based activation.
Another impressive function of HydrogenOS 11 is its ORM memory management system, which is expected to improve memory utilization.
It is expected to run more applications while utilizing the same memory, and reduce the possibilities of an app terminated in the background.
Availability of HydrogenOS 11
The software will be made available for all OnePlus devices, which will be launched after the OnePlus 5T.
OnePlus has started rolling out the first HydrogenOS 11 beta versions for the OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro devices.
Its first developer build is expected to be released unspecified but next month; its stable version on the other hand is scheduled to reach support devices in Q4 2020.
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