OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G gets Android 13 update
The latest smartphone to get an update to Android 13 is OnePlus’ entry-level Nord CE 2 Lite, which launched in May. The handset is apparently receiving the stable OxygenOS 13 update, based on Android 13, in India.
The update arrives over-the-air as a 4.5GB download, so it’s best to grab it from a reliable (and uncapped) data connection. After installation, you will be on software version CPH2381_11_C.25, and you will have the December 2022 security patch level.
OnePlus updates are all staged, with a small percentage of units receiving the new version on day one, with a slightly larger rollout within days, so if your Nord CE 2 Lite hasn’t notified you of the new software, don’t worry because it’s finally on the way. If you’re lucky, you can enter the new year with the latest version of Android.
The update has a lot of changes including of course what Google put in Android 13 but also OnePlus specific things like the addition of the Dynamic Computing Engine which improves system speed, stability, battery life and app experience, upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize game frame rates and balance performance and power consumption, improved and more customizable always-on display, an optimized shelf, more markup tools for editing screenshots, and adding large folders to the home screen.
Perhaps none of these are more important than the new aquamorphic design, which brings “enhanced visual comfort”, “natural and vivid” animations from the new Quantum Animation Engine 4.0 which recognizes complex gestures and provides “optimized interactions”, and applies “real-world physical motions to animations to make them more natural and intuitive”.
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