Update, March 15 (09:15 am ET): The rollout has now resumed.
What you need to know
- OnePlus has pulled OxygenOS 11 for the Nord after finding bugs.
- Users logged their concerns over at OnePlus's official forums just hours after the release.
- An updated build will be coming shorty.
OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 11, bringing Android 11 alongside its own software overlay to its devices. This week, the rollout finally hit the OnePlus Nord, one of the best cheap Android phones we've seen, and the phone nailed for returning OnePlus to its affordable flagship roots in reviews.
Despite the relatively slow rollout pace, OnePlus didn't quite manage to satisfy all its customers when it came to the quality of the update. In the 24 hours since the release, many found bugs that ranged from trifling to crippling. Some of those bugs found by the testers included heavy battery drain, interface lag, and camera performance issues. As a result, OnePlus has pulled the update from its servers and will re-release once it's patched whatever it could.
Major Android releases are prone to being buggy when they first roll out, with the exception of some manufacturers. Limited rollouts like this help OEMs catch bugs before they can become widespread. Hopefully, a fix arrives sooner rather than later for those who have already installed the update.
Update, March 15 (09:15am ET) ― OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 hotfix update now rolling out
After halting the OxygenOS 11 rollout for the Nord, OnePlus today announced (opens in new tab) the rollout of the OxygenOS 220.127.116.11 hotfix update. OnePlus says only a small number of Nord users will receive the update today, but a wider rollout is expected to begin in a few days.
The 8T came with Android 11 OOB. Although mine has worked great from day one...many, many...MANY end users have complained about the same things with their 8T's. Now there are a few different hardware versions and I am convinced that the ones built in India are the worst ones, with the EU version running a distant 2nd, and the Global/NA version having the least issues. Is this the fault of Android 11???? Or is it the fault of OnePlus???
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