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OnePlus Nord CE Receives OxygenOS 13 Update Based on Android 13

OnePlus has recently launched its latest version of custom Android skin, OxygenOS 13, and has already updated most of its devices, including flagship number series models and affordable Nord-branded smartphones. The latest development is that OnePlus has started releasing stable Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 updates to the OnePlus Nord CE. Here are the details.

According to the announcement on the brand’s community forum, the OnePlus Nord CE is receiving the OxygenOS 13 update with firmware version EB2103_11_F.04. The update is currently being seeded to global units only. It brings all the new features introduced by Google with Android 13 and also some OnePlus-exclusive goodies.

The update brings a new sidebar toolbox that lets users open an app in a floating window on top of another app. It also includes many security, privacy, and productivity features. To recall, OnePlus Nord CE debuted back in 2021 with Android 11 OS. The handset should only receive 2 major OS updates, meaning OxygenOS 13 will be its endgame.


Aquamorphic Design

– Adds Aquamorphic Design theme colors for enhanced visual comfort.
– Applies the Aquamorphic Design philosophy to animations to make them natural and vivid.
– Adds Shadow-Reflective Clock, with shadow simulating the orientation of the sun and moon.
– Adds a Home screen world clock widget to show the time in different time zones.
– Optimizes UI layers for a clearer and neater visual experience.
– Adapts responsive layouts to accommodate different screen sizes to improve readability.
– Optimizes the widget design to make information easier and quicker to find.
– Optimizes fonts for better readability.
– Optimizes system icons by using the latest color scheme to make the icons easier to recognize.
– Enriches and optimizes illustrations for features by incorporating multicultural and inclusive elements.


– Adds large folders to the Home screen. You can now open an app in an enlarged folder with just one tap and turn pages in the folder with a swipe.
– Adds media playback control and optimizes the Quick Settings experience.
– Adds more markup tools for screenshot editing.
– Adds support for adding widgets to the Home screen, making information display more personalized.
– Adds Sidebar Toolbox. You can open floating windows inside apps for smooth operation.
– Upgrades Doodle in Notes. You can now draw on graphics to take notes more efficiently.
– Optimizes Shelf. Swiping down on the Home screen will bring up Shelf by default. You can search content online and on your device.

Seamless interconnection

– Optimizes Screencast, with cast content automatically adapting to the target screen.


– Optimizes Bitmoji to offer more Always-On Display animations.
– Adds Omoji to let you fully express yourself with customized avatars.
– Optimizes Insight Always-On Display, with more personalized Always-On Display settings available.
– Optimizes Portrait Silhouette Always-On Display, with more drawing tools and line colors available.

Security & privacy

– Adds an automatic pixelation feature for chat screenshots. The system can identify and automatically pixelate profile pictures and display names in a chat screenshot to protect your privacy.
– Adds regular clearing of clipboard data for privacy protection.
– Optimizes Private Safe. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is used to encrypt all files for enhanced security of private files.

Health & Digital wellbeing

– Adds Kid Space. When in Kid Space, your browser app automatically switches to Kids mode to create a child-friendly space.
– Adds distance-from-phone, ambient light, and sitting posture reminders in Kid Space.
– Adds Eye comfort in Kid Space to protect children’s vision.

Gaming experience

– Upgrades to HyperBoost GPA 4.0 to stabilize the frame rate and balance the performance and power consumption in key scenarios.


– Improves the stability of mobile network connections.


– Fixes an issue where you are unable to make voice or video calls with WhatsApp in certain scenarios.

In conclusion, OnePlus has released the OxygenOS 13 update for the OnePlus Nord CE, which brings many new features and optimizations. The update is currently being seeded to global units only. With this update, OnePlus Nord CE will receive its second and final major OS update. Stay tuned for more updates from Tech Leaks.

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