OnePlus 10 Pro beats all of Samsung’s flagships to the official Android 13 punch

While certain major smartphone vendors merely announced which of their devices are set to (eventually) receive official Android 13 updates and others were rumored to be prepping earlier than ever rollouts of the latest OS version, OnePlus is already delivering said goodie pack to its newest flagship.

We’re talking about the “true” OnePlus 10 Pro flagship, mind you, rather than the cheaper 10T high-ender that’s still scheduled to start shipping in the US soon with Android 12 out of the box.
For the time being, the 10 Pro’s (hopefully) stable collection of android 13 enhancements and add-ons is only available for Open Beta participantsbut “more users” should be able to install the upgrade before long if everything goes according to the current plan and no deal-breaking bugs are discovered in this “official” version.
Of course, a certain degree of instability is pretty much inherent for these types of updates, especially when they roll out so early. As a point of reference, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro barely joined the Android 12 party in December 2021for a few daysneeding several more weeks for a bunch of very serious kinks to be ironed out.
That means we should probably wait and see if the stability situation is different this time around before proclaiming one plus the champion of (non-Pixel) Android 13 deliveries.

Samsung, which was definitely last year’s Android 12 support champion, is still expected to begin its Android 13-based One UI 5.0 rollouts for the Galaxy S22 series around mid-October, likely losing its bragging rights while beating a bunch of its arch-rivals to the punch with ease.

Naturally, the 5G-enabled OnePlus 10 Pro powerhouse is receiving an OxygenOS 13-infused Android 13 promotion heavily influenced by Oppo’s proprietary ColorOS 13 build. The official changelog is unsurprisingly lengthy, including all of the following tweaks, improvements, and all-new features requiring a minimum of 5GB free storage space and 30 percent+ battery level for successful installation:

  • Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
  • Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
  • Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
  • Upgrades to Quantum Animation Engine 4.0, with a new behavior recognition feature, which recognizes complex gestures and provides optimized interactions.
  • Applies real-world physical motions to animations to make them look more natural and intuitive.
  • Optimizes fonts for better readability.
  • Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.

Efficiency

  • Adds Meeting Assistant to enhance the meeting connection and introduces an option to make notifications more subtle and less distracting.
  • Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
  • Adds media playback control, and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
  • Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
  • Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open a floating window inside apps for smooth operation.
  • Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.

Seamless interconnection

  • Optimizes earphone connectivity to deliver a more seamless experience.

Personalization

  • Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
  • Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
  • Optimizes Canvas Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.

Security & privacy

  • Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
  • Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
  • Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.

Health & Digital well-being

  • Adds Kid Space, providing screen time limit, ambient light reminders, and Eye-protecting display features.

performance optimization

  • Adds Dynamic Computing Engine to improve the system speed, stability, battery life, and app experience.
  • Optimizes Dolby Sound effects with enhanced spatial sound field perception and more accurate sound sourcing.

gaming experience

  • Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.

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