❤ OxygenOS rolls out for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro with December patch, Google Assistant issues, more

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OxygenOS is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro without Android 12 but with a host of fixes for the former flagship duo alongside the December 2021 security patch.

While owners await the full, stable release of Android 12 with OxygenOS 12 on their OnePlus 8 series devices, the Chinese firm has pushed a new update that resolves a few lingering problems affecting Android 11 on the duo. Confirmed over on the official OnePlus Forums, for those hoping for an expanded changelog, it’s fairly light on major details.

OxygenOS most notably adds the December 2021 security patch, some display UI and Settings interface tweaks, fixes an issue with the Google Assistant, and resolves some minor WhatsApp crashes. All in all, it’s a nice little bonus before the end of 2021, but still not quite Android 12 that many would have hoped for. You can check out the full changelog below:

OxygenOS for OnePlus 8/8 Pro update changelog

  • System
    • Optimized the UI display of Settings interface
    • Fixed the issue that Google Assistant and Gpay doesn’t display as expected in the Setup Wizard
    • Fixed the low probability issue of WhatsApp crash
    • Updated Android security patch to 2021.12

The OxygenOS OTA update has started rolling out but comes in a few flavors based upon the region you live in – as you can see below:

OnePlus 8​

  • India:
  • Europe:
  • Global:

OnePlus 8 Pro​

  • India:
  • Europe:
  • Global:​

As is often the case with OnePlus updates, the actual OxygenOS OTA file is heading out in an incremental fashion. You may be able to grab it and sideload on your device using Oxygen Updater though.

If you don’t have the Community app installed on your device, feel free to download it HERE. You can check here for more information on the integrated Feedback tool.

As always, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we’ll begin a broader rollout in a few days.

Your feedback is appreciated. We may not always be able to respond to every comment in the forums, but please be assured that we take your comments and feedback seriously. Hope you enjoy and let us know how you feel about the update in the comments below.