Upcoming OnePlus HydrogenOS 11 Features Always-on Display, Improved dark mode

The upcoming OnePlus OxygenOS 11 that is the  Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 in China has been unveiled. It comes with features like design changes, system improvements, added features and so much more. The OxygenOS is the user interface for the phone's China's users, it is somewhat different from the OxygenOS used for the rest of the world, but these new features on OxygenOS 11 update will give you an idea on what the global users should expect.

OnePlus HydrogenOS 11

The new OxygenOS 11 will come with a new Always-on Display, redesigned weather app, an updated dark theme, improvements to the Gallery, voice notes, and more. Don't worry, I will review these features individually.

More can be about this new update if you watch (August 10) yesterday's lifestream that showcased the HydrogenOS11, Android 11 based. They made the download available in China, so the changelog has been published on their official forum with more features about the update. 

HydrogenOS 11 new features


HydrogenOS 11 new features

Always-on Display: This can be seen on devices like Samsung M31s smartphone, this feature shows your date and time in a clock format, also you can see your battery percentage, see the total number of unlocks and specific time the phone was unlocked, and also some allowed notifications. This may take some amount of battery, but it likely won't consume much on your device.

Gallery app: There are new changes to the system Gallery application on the OnePlus HydrogenOS 11. The app now has three tabs that are swipeable, you will be able to see three categories of media files, this can include pinned tabs like videos and pictures. Additionally, the layout of images and videos were also updated.

Night Mode Update: Night mode is very useful in the dark, this reduces the number of light rays entering your eyes. It also makes it easier to read at night without stress or eye pains.

It has gotten an update on the HydrogenOS 11, it now has a shortcut switch that can be accessed easily, also if you do not always want to enable this manually, then you can choose to get it enabled at a certain time, that can be based on the sunset and sunrise. A more added feature includes the new shades of black that show different information, more system apps adapt to the dark mode and it provides a better dark mode experience.

Weather app: The pre-installed Weather app now has new animations and background updates. It now shows weather effects on the live weather of your location, forecast latest updates still shows as well.

Memory management: The new ORM memory management system now lets you run multiple applications in the background without closing one for another to be used by the RAM. This makes it possible to run apps in the background like iPhones devices even if your RAM isn't enough, possibly 20 apps can be run in the background for 8GB RAM.

More Added features: So these are the other new features added to the OnePlus HydrogenOS 11, it brings a new one-handed mode for easy and better usability of your device, it also contains a new live wallpaper that changes based on the sky. Some new themes were added as well.

HydrogenOS 11 update will be available for the OnePlus 6 and new devices starting mid-December. Currently, it is available for the OnePlus 8 series in a Developer Preview, while the stable version will be released in Q4 this year.


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