OnePlus Nord CE receives final update with Oxygen OS 13 (Android 13)

OnePlus, a popular smartphone brand, introduced the latest version of its custom Android skin, OxygenOS 13, towards the end of 2022. Since then, the company has been working tirelessly to update its vast portfolio of devices, including the flagship number series models and the affordable Nord-branded smartphones.

Beginning today, OnePlus has begun rolling out stable Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 updates to the OnePlus Nord CE, providing users with the latest and greatest features and improvements. This is great news for OnePlus Nord CE owners who have been eagerly anticipating the update.

The latest OxygenOS 13 update for the OnePlus Nord CE has started rolling out globally with firmware version EB2103_11_F.04. The brand announced the news on its community forum, and the update brings all the new features introduced by Google with Android 13, as well as some OnePlus-exclusive goodies.

With the OxygenOS 13 update, OnePlus has made significant improvements to the user interface, animations, and overall performance of the device. The update also includes new features such as a revamped Zen Mode, a new Always-on Display, and several customization options for the Quick Settings panel.

OnePlus Nord CE owners can expect to see improved battery life and overall system stability with the OxygenOS 13 update. Additionally, the update brings several security enhancements to the device, ensuring that users are protected from the latest security threats.

In addition to the performance and user interface improvements, the OxygenOS 13 update for the OnePlus Nord CE also brings several new features to the device. One of the most notable is the new sidebar toolbox, which allows users to open an app in a floating window on top of another app. This is a handy feature that can significantly improve multitasking capabilities and productivity on the device.

Moreover, the OxygenOS 13 update also includes many security and privacy features, such as improved app permissions, enhanced encryption, and a built-in VPN. These features provide users with an extra layer of protection and peace of mind when using their device.The update also includes new animations, smoother transitions, and improved touch response.

It’s worth noting that the OnePlus Nord CE was launched in 2021 with Android 11 OS, which means that it will receive only two major OS updates. Therefore, OxygenOS 13 will be the endgame for the device, and it’s great to see OnePlus continuing to provide its customers with timely updates and new features.

Here’s the full changelog of the update provided by OnePlus:

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.

Source: OnePlus Community

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