In the past few days, both Apple and Google have announced the dates of their upcoming fall launch events. OnePlus has now announced its own event, but this is not about a new cell phone – we obviously have to wait a little longer for the OnePlus Open. Instead, the company has announced that the OnePlus 11 will come with stable OxygenOS 14 based on Android 14 on September 25th. That’s a pretty optimistic timeline from OnePlus, considering Google itself hasn’t even released stable Android 14 yet.
A public beta version of OxygenOS 14 for the OnePlus 11, the OnePlus 11R and the OnePlus Nord 3 will be released in the coming days. Therefore, we could actually assume that all three OnePlus smartphones will receive the stable version on September 25th. However, the wording is so vague that we shouldn’t expect too much. For example, OnePlus does not mention which models will get Android 14 that day. Therefore, we can only assume the current flagship OnePlus 11.
On the other hand, it’s also clear that the OnePlus 11R and Nord 3 won’t be in line much later, although perhaps not on the same day. Nevertheless, the Chinese are still far ahead and should be part of the first wave of Android 14 updates. Especially when you consider that the Nord 3 is a mid-range model. Manufacturers usually update their best flagship smartphones first.
According to OnePlus, OxygenOS 14 has been improved in six areas: CPU Vitalization, RAM Vitalization, ROM Vitalization, HyperBoost, HyperTouch and HyperRendering. Here, too, OnePlus is unfortunately still silent on the details. So it remains to be seen what ROM vitalization is supposed to mean in concrete terms.