OnePlus 7 Android 11 (HydrogenOS 11) beta update took away AOD, alleged to come back with stable release

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For users of the OnePlus 7 series of devices, the journey to Android 11 has been a particularly painstaking one. While early reports indicated a November 2020 rollout, that was never to be.

Decryption issues were cited as part of the reason for this delay, issues that have since been addressed, and recently, we got word that the Chinese variants are already running Public Beta builds.


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With that development, it is only a matter of time before OnePlus does roll out OxygenOS 11 Open Beta programs for these OnePlus 7 devices.

But even as the wait continues, curious users have already installed the publicly available Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 on their OnePlus 7 devices to take it for a spin.

OnePlus 7 Pro Android 11 Public Beta

It is from such tests that a few issues are now coming to light, one of which we’re going to be looking at today.

According to users of the OnePlus 7 devices that have installed Android 11 (HydrogenOS 11) on their devices, the public beta build seems to be missing the Always-on-Display (AOD) feature.

I’m not going to go on about how terrible they are with updates but I saw the Android 11 hydrogen OS 11 beta for OnePlus 7 and always on display AOD is missing, only the normal ambient display is available. Why the hell? I said last year on a sub that it will only be added in a later update, after the official build has rolled out and I’m scared I might be right. After all we’re still waiting for optimized charging to come to the stable version a year after it’s announcement.

The same has also been pointed out by YouTuber TechiBee in his in-depth look at the features present in the Public Beta of Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 for the OnePlus 7.

While this could very well be added back in subsequent Beta builds, at the time of writing, we still didn’t have any communication as to when exactly this will be.

With this, users of the global and other regional variants of the OnePlus 7 devices should expect Always-on-Display to be missing/broken in the upcoming Open Beta 1. But then again, it is a Beta build so this is expected.


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We have been following many of these OxygenOS 11 bugs and issues and you can check them out in our dedicated tracker here. We shall continue to keep an eye on this and update as and when we get more info on the same so stay tuned.

NOTE: We have these and many more OnePlus stories in our dedicated OnePlus section.

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