Why is Android 11 late for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series?

Popular Chinese brand OnePlus has updated its OnePlus 8 series smartphones to Android 11 as one of the first manufacturers. Her last year’s models OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro but they are still waiting for an update. The answer to the question of when they will receive it is now provided by the portal GizmoChina.

The update was postponed due to data decryption issues

According to the portal, this week the manufacturer published a report on its official forum informing why the update was postponed. Last year’s smartphones allegedly have a problem decrypting data after updating to Android 11. The manufacturer is currently solving it with Qualcomm technicians, whose chipsets use the mentioned smartphones.

OnePlus hopes the problem will be resolved within a week. The closed beta version of OxygenOS 11 with Android 11 could then be available in December, and the open beta version shortly thereafter. The manufacturer could release a stable version during January.

What will last year’s OxygenOS 11 model built on Android 11 bring?


  • Fresh new user interface design that brings a more ergonomic environment.
  • A completely new style of dynamic user environment that changes the appearance according to the weather application according to the advantage and the sunset. The display alternates between day and night.
  • Optimize the stability of some third-party applications and improve the user experience.

Game mode

  • New gaming tool folder for convenient Fnatic mode switching. This allows you to choose from three notification methods: text messages only, foreground messages, and message blocking for your uninterrupted gaming experience.
  • New quick answer feature in a small window for Instagram and WhatsApp. (To enable it, swipe down from the top right / left corner of the screen in game mode.)
  • New feature to prevent unwanted touch. (To enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen and then click to pop up a notification bar where you can find it.)

Ambient display

  • Added a new Always-on ambient display feature that can be active all day or at a selected time (Settings> Display> Ambient Display).
  • A new style of Insight lessons, created in collaboration with Parsons School of Design. The style varies according to the usage data of the phone. (Settings> Personalization> Clock Style)
  • Another 10 new clock styles. (Settings> Personalization> Clock Style)

Dark mode

  • A keyboard shortcut has been added in the quick settings for dark mode.
  • Support for automatic activation of the function by time. (Settings> Display> Dark mode> Auto power on> Auto enable from sunset to sunrise / Custom time range.)

Zen mode

  • Added 5 new themes (ocean, space, meadows, etc.) and other timing options.
  • The Zen function is included in Zen mode. Now you can invite friends and use Zen mode together.


  • A Story feature has been added that automatically creates weekly videos with photos and videos found in the repository.
  • Optimized loading speed and including image preview.


  • The desktop widget may disappear. (Long press on the desktop – Widget> Settings> Select widget)

How is the competition?

There is also competition in the updates of their smartphones. South Korean giant Samsung launched last week an update of the Galaxy S20 models on Android 11 with the One UI 3.0 extension. Huawei has again brought the EMUI 11 superstructure to the Huawei P40, P40 Pro and Mate 30 Pro models. And the Japanese company Sony has already started distributing the latest system for this year’s flagship Sony Xperia 1 II.

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