OnePlus recently released not one but two smartphones in the last few months. Both phones take on the mid-range segment instead of focusing exclusively on the flagships. This is the first time OnePlus has made an entry in the mid-range segment, and it looks like both phones are holding their ground when it comes to user experience and performance.
Having said that, the company recently released software updates for both devices, with one for the original Nord while the other one for the Nord CE that was released in June this year. The original OnePlus Nord is getting updated to Oxygen OS 18.104.22.168 globally, with some differences in the build. The North American variant of the phone is getting updated to AC01AA, whereas India is getting AC01DA with the European variant updated to AC01BA.
Both updates come with the August 2021 security patch, which is really a new thing OnePlus did here. Apart from security patches, OnePlus is improving the overall system stability and adding a couple of new features to the phones. Reportedly, Ambient Display is getting screenshot functionality along with a Bitmoji on the AOD.
Developed in partnership with Snapchat, OnePlus says the bitmoji feature ‘will liven up the ambient display with your personal Bitmoji avatar.’ Depending on the things happening around you and the time of day, the avatar will update itself frequently.
Before installing the update, make sure you have at least 30% battery and 3GB of free space on your device. Coming to the Nord CE, the phone is receiving Oxygen OS 22.214.171.124 with build code EB13DA for India, EB13AA for NA, and EB13BA for Europe.
This update also focuses on improving the overall system performance of the phone but comes with the July 2021 security patch. The Google Mobile Services are also getting bumped to the 2021.06 version, along with some camera optimizations that help capture better images.
Both updates will be rolling out incrementally, so it might take a while before it appears on your device. OnePlus will start rolling out to the masses once it makes sure there are not device-breaking bugs.