August 3

OnePlus will bring Android 13 to these smartphones

Android 13 is likely debuting on Google Pixel phones in September, and this week OnePlus is detailing what the update has in store. Alongside that, OnePlus has confirmed Android 13 updates for over a dozen devices.

March 21

OnePlus 8/8 Pro, 8T, and 9R now receiving stable Android 12 update w/ OxygenOS 12

After a brief Open Beta period, the stable OxygenOS update atop Android 12 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, 8T, and the OnePlus 9R.

February 25

OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 based on Android 12 now available for OnePlus 8/8 Pro and 8T

After what has felt like a long wait, OxygenOS 12 is now available in preview form for the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8T with the release of Open Beta 1.

March 30, 2021

OxygenOS 11.0.5.5/11.0.8.11 roll out for OnePlus 8/8T series w/ March 2021 patch, more fixes

The OnePlus 8/8 Pro and OnePlus 8T are getting simultaneous updates — OxygenOS 11.0.5.5 and 11.0.8.11 respectively — that add a laundry list of fixes plus the March 2021 security patches.

April 12, 2021

OnePlus 8 on Visible has been stuck on Android 10 for months, but OxygenOS 11 is coming soon

It’s really no secret at this point that OnePlus is falling short when it comes to Android updates lately. However, the OnePlus 8 sold on Verizon’s Visible network is in a much worse situation. For months, the device has been lacking any updates and has been stuck on Android 10.

June 10, 2020

[Update: X-ray cam re-enabled] OxygenOS 10.5.8/10.5.10 for OnePlus 8/8 Pro brings May patch, display, camera tweaks, more

The OxygenOS 10.5.8 and 10.5.10 updates have now popped up for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, with one of the most extensive sets of changelogs for some time.

June 11, 2020

The Android 11 Beta is now available for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

The Android 11 Beta phase is now branching out to even more devices, with the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro now getting their own taste of the pre-release OS upgrade.

OnePlus 8/8 Pro gain dedicated dark mode toggle w/ Android 11 Beta

Thanks to the newly released Android 11 Beta, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are the first devices from the firm to receive a dedicated dark mode toggle.

June 17, 2020

Hands-on with Android 11 Beta for OnePlus 8: All the new features [Video]

Alongside the Pixel series, the Android 11 Beta is available for a number of third-party devices, which includes the OnePlus 8 series.

May 4, 2020

OnePlus 8, 8 Pro unlocked variants now work on Verizon Wireless

The OnePlus 8 series is sold unlocked and, for the most part, works with pretty much every carrier you can go out and find in the US. Verizon, though, held certification back on the unlocked OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro which, in turn, broke a few core functions. Now, though, compatibility has been “fast-tracked” to get things up and running.

May 12, 2020

Kernel sources for the OnePlus 8 series are now available for developers

OnePlus has often encouraged developers by offering the community with kernel sources for its flagship smartphones — the latest being the OnePlus 8 series.

June 18, 2020

OnePlus opens closed beta program for OnePlus 8 series

OnePlus has three tiers of software releases — closed beta, open beta, and final release. Today, a couple of months after debuting the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, the company is opening up signups for the closed beta program on those latest releases.

June 19, 2020

Google Camera port for OnePlus 8 series delivers access to ultrawide, telephoto

The strength of Google’s Pixel lineup comes from its camera, but a lot of that skill comes simply from software optimization. For a while, developers have been porting the Google Camera app and some of its smarts to other phones, including the OnePlus 8 series. Now, that port is getting a huge upgrade on that […]

November 23, 2020

OxygenOS Open Beta 4 rolls out for OnePlus 8 series w/ November patch, yet more power tweaks

The OxygenOS Open Beta 4 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro as, technically, the fourth post-Android 11 update for the mid-2020 flagship duo.

September 8, 2020

OxygenOS 11 open beta w/ Android 11 is now available for OnePlus 8 series

Just a couple of hours following Google’s announcement, OnePlus has just announced big news regarding its Android 11 release. Starting today, OnePlus 8 owners can download the official open beta for OxygenOS 11.

February 18, 2020

OnePlus tipped to improve water resistance w/ IP68-rated OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus makes some pretty great Android smartphones, but the company often settles on some of the premium features expected from modern flagships. In 2020, it’s looking like OnePlus might finally fix two gaps with the arrival of wireless charging and, more importantly, proper water resistance too.

January 10, 2020

Report: OnePlus 8 will launch on Verizon w/ 5G connectivity and bloatware

In the next few months, we expect OnePlus to launch its next flagship smartphone, and slowly but surely, details are coming out. Today, a new report claims that the OnePlus 8 will launch on Verizon Wireless, and that it will have 5G connectivity in tow.

January 30, 2020

Wireless charging for OnePlus 8 essentially confirmed as OnePlus joins WPC

OnePlus has been evading wireless charging for years now but with the OnePlus 8, it finally looks like the company is set to adopt the technology. To add fuel to the fire, it was recently discovered that OnePlus has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, pretty much guaranteeing that the company is bringing the long-awaited tech in the near future.

April 29, 2020

[Update: Amazon, carriers] Where to buy OnePlus 8: T-Mobile, Verizon, and Amazon

OnePlus just announced its latest flagship Android smartphones, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. This year, too, the company is expanding where you’ll be able to buy them. Here’s where to buy the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.

April 14, 2020

‘OnePlus 8 5G UW’ is coming to Verizon, but not the Pro (and there’s a logo on the back)

The rumors are true! OnePlus has struck a deal with Verizon Wireless to bring its Android smartphones to the biggest carrier in the United States. The catch? Only the regular OnePlus 8 is heading to Verizon and it’s going to have some branding.

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