Four months ago, OnePlus had a public discussion on Open Ear Forum (OEF) with 16 participants. In order to have a broad knowledge of what customers are hoping for from the new OS version, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer concentrated mostly on the impending OxygenOS 13 release.
However, nothing particular was made public after the meeting because the NDA covered all the stuff that the participants were able to see. The good news is that OnePlus’ follow-up suggestions gave us a sneak peak at some of the potential improvements we may anticipate.
A very brief teaser video that OnePlus shared on Twitter at least alluded to recent changes to the lock screen and always-on display. The clip also has a small written caption that says, , “It’s bold, It’s flowing, It’s coming soon”, which may be a clue to the improved system consistency and optimization that was discussed in the chat in March.
The quick teaser begins with many oval shapes that are meant to represent OxygenOS13’s overall look. This should result in improved UI consistency and customization.
The most visible and perceptible improvements, however, are those that pertain to always-on displays. AOD now supports a full-featured music player with media controls and a picture of the track’s cover art. However, depending on the audio streaming application you use, that widget may change.
The Canvas AOD feature from earlier OnePlus phones is then shown, however it is hard to tell whether there have been any improvements. At the very end, the Insight AOD, which can display your phone use, date, time, and more, is also displayed, but nothing has been added.
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