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· 2 min read
Karan Parashar

Hello again! As we've reached fairly to the end of Android 13 update cycle, there might be one or two (at max) more updates before we officially move to Android 14.

As previously mentioned, this is a maintainance release and mostly includes security and stability improvements with one exception.



- Merged September security patches from AOSP (android-13.0.0_r82)
- Introduced Charge control feature
- Updated Google Apps
- Updated translations
- Under the hood improvements and fixes.

Addition of charging control is a quality of life improvement feature, it lets you select one of the following charging modes

  • Automatic Schedule: Device charges at optimal times
  • Custom Schedule: Users set specific charging times
  • Limit Charging: Users cap the charging percentage.

You can further look out for device specific changelogs as the update rolls out for supported devices.

You can click here for a more detailed changelog.

With the above mentioned improvements, we're also adding official support for three new devices.

1. Google Pixel 7 Pro (cheetah)
2. OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite (oscaro)
3. Moto Edge 30 Fusion/S30 Pro (tundra)

We're also looking for a new designer who can make banners monthly for our releases, interested users can send me a private message on telegram (@whyredfire) with their proof of work.

The PixelOS Team

· 2 min read


After our recent announcement of Android 13 builds of PixelOS coming to devices very soon, we'd like to give a quick rundown of the changes for these builds.

The first and biggest change is our rebase to AOSP, meaning our team has built the ROM from the ground up to be as optimised as possible at every step and allows us to release builds faster each month as we only need to wait for the security patch from Google.

In addition to the features normally present in stock AOSP, we've brought back the following:

Pixel Features

  • Smartspace (At-a-Glance and weather on the lock screen)
  • Unlimited original quality Google Photos backups
  • Google fonts
  • Pixel boot animation
  • Pixel battery graph

PixelOS Features

  • 3-Finger Swipe to screenshot
  • Double-tap to sleep on lock screen
  • Bluetooth device battery indicator on status bar
  • Delete screenshot button in bottom chip
  • Single tap to add quick settings tiles
  • Advanced reboot
  • Navigation bar layout inversion
  • The following additional quick settings tiles; Caffeine, Data switch, USB tethering, Auto-brightness toggle, Heads-up notifications toggle
  • Icon manager for statusbar
  • Applied Material You colouring to more system elements
  • Fine tuned status bar padding
  • Tweaked friction levels for improved scrolling
  • Reduced log verbosity
  • Remove system recording audio limits
  • 2-button navbar option
  • Performance improvements from ProtonAOSP
  • Sensitive quick settings tiles require unlocking the phone
  • Backup tools (Magisk doesn't have to be flashed again after every update)
  • Refresh rate settings under display options (on supported devices)
  • Font size in finer 5% increments with more scale options from 80% to 130%
  • Add package name to installed app details
  • More themed icons for the Pixel Launcher home screen

As always, we hope you continue to enjoy the project and we'll be back next month with another build and post.

· 4 min read
Ashwin DS


PixelOS, the journey so far

PixelOS began with its roots in the Davinci community (the Redmi K20/Xiaomi Mi 9T) starting with Android 10. The idea behind the project was to provide an experience as close to Google Pixel phones as possible while still adding a small amount of features that are useful every day to users, as well as some performance enhancements for a better experience when using it. Pixel Experience was chosen as a base for this, as it was a clean and minimal ROM that provided a solid base to add features to. This continued on with Android 11 where word spread about PixelOS to other communities, and soon developers began to build it for other devices as well. With Android 12, the project grew substantially into what it is now, with many talented developers coming together to add more quality of life features and to introduce new bleeding edge enhancements as soon as they were available, resulting in the optimised and performant PixelOS we have now.

What's next for us

With Android 13, we are going to be rebasing from Pixel Experience to pure AOSP with our own added touches on top. The reason for this being that with the accumulated skills and knowledge of the much larger team we have now, we have our own processes and ideas for doing things in ways that may not always align with what Pixel Experience chooses to do. At this point it's only right to thank Pixel Experience for their hard and excellent work that has let PixelOS become what it is now, as it wouldn't have been possible without them.

What does rebasing on AOSP mean for PixelOS though? It provides numerous benefits for us, allowing full control of how the ROM is built from the ground up, letting us refine the build process further and allows easier additions, enhancements and optimisations in terms of adding or improving features in our own ways. The aim is to provide an even more clean and performant build of Android while still keeping the look and feel as well as the features you know and love.

When will it be released?

We focus on stability and reliability, we want our "stable releases" to be actually stable enough for using it as a daily driver. For this, we would like to take our time with testing. The new PixelOS based on Android 13 will start to rollout for supported devices by Mid-September. Our unofficial maintainers can also expect the source to be made by available to them around the same time. The devices which are stable will release first and gradually the rest. We ask everyone to allow your maintainer to take their own time and not spam for ETA.

This marks the end of development on PixelOS Android 12, we thank all our supporters for being with us. All Android 12 download links are here to stay, they will not be down anytime soon. Android 13 marks a historical milestone for us and we can't wait, just like you. We will be back with another blog to explain more about the September 2022 release of PixelOS.

Some Teasers!

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max
Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max
Redmi Note 10
Redmi Note 10
 Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Redmi Note 8/8T
Redmi Note 8/8T
Redmi Note 4/4x
Redmi Note 4/4x
Poco X3
Poco X3
Poco F1
Poco F1
Realme C3/Realme Narzo 10A
Realme C3/Realme Narzo 10A
Realme GT Neo 2
Realme GT Neo 2

The screenshots are from beta versions of PixelOS and may not be an exact representation of the release version.