OnePlus has begun recruiting ColorOS 12 beta testers for OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8T in China. The company is right on schedule as always. As a matter of fact, the company is ahead of the schedule; it went live a day before its schedule.
According to one of the OnePlus posts on the company’s China forum, it has already closed the first set of registrations. Sadly, the company is yet to reveal when it will recruit more testers in the future.
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ColorOS 12 beta is different from older updates
The current ColorOS beta registration is a bit different from the regular ones. Specifically, skins for older OnePlus devices used to run on HydrogenOS. Anyways, users are required to complete a specific questionnaire form rather than visiting their update section on their respective devices. After that, OnePlus will review the application forms within 5 working days. Once the applications are reviewed; the shortlisted ones will receive the Android 12 based ColorOS 12 beta update within 3 working days via OTA.
Further, OnePlus has also informed some of the issues currently in the ColorOS 12 beta update. It includes issues like failure of face lock, intermittent charging in case of non-original chargers. Plus, users might not be able to see the fast wireless charging icon if they own a OnePlus 8 Pro.
In any case, this is not a final update so there will be other bugs too. Now, it is up to the testers to find and reports them.
We have already seen Pete Lau talking about problems that arise when shifting from HydrogenOS to ColorOS. In short, don’t expect smooth sailing. First, it will take quite a while for the update the come out and even when the update is out you might find bugs.
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