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OnePlus 9 series gets Android 13 update, just weeks after starting open beta

OxygenOS 13 ready for the company’s 2021 flagship


The OnePlus 9 series isn’t the company’s latest smartphone, but it’s still a very attractive device even today. With the Snapdragon 888 and up to 12GB of RAM, users don’t have much reason to switch to something newer. Some great discounts from its original price also allow it to compete with some budget phones in the market. Although the phone was originally launched with Android 11, users are being treated to Android 13 with OxygenOS 13, and it is now rolling out.

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The stable version of OxygenOS 13 has been officially launched for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. The firmware has already been available for the OnePlus 10 Pro for quite some time, beating Samsung’s flagship phones. Although Samsung’s One UI 5 update took OnePlus’ lead, that timing for an older flagship is still excellent. Notably, the open beta of these two phones just launched a few weeks ago, which represents some impressive speed from public testing to stable. Most of the work was probably done during the OnePlus 10 Pro beta, so this should come as no surprise.

As for the changes that this update brings, the change OnePlus introduced for this update is almost identical to the 10 Pro’s changelog. It mentions things like the new “Aquamorphic” design language as well as additions like HyperBoost GPA 4.0 and Quantum Animation Engine 4.0. Of course, you can also expect many more additions that come as part of Android 13.

The update is currently rolling out in North America, Europe, and India, but if you don’t see it now, it may take a few days before it reaches your smartphone.