5 Things to Know About OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 OxygenOS Beta Update

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Amidst fanfare, OnePlus revealed its new flagship killer the OnePlus 5 last month which has faired well against its competition till now, and now the company has announced new features including a revamped OnePlus launcher which is coming as part of the Open Beta build 19 for OnePlus 3 and Open Beta build 10 for OnePlus 3T.

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T now sport a revamped OnePlus Launcher with new features and optimisations.

Users who are currently running the Open Beta build on their OnePlus devices will receive this update over-the-air soon. The new features in the Beta build will be made available as part of the official stable update to all other users as soon as it’s tested and the bugs found are fixed.

While it seems unlikely that the OnePlus 3 and  3T devices will receive the upcoming Android O update, the company is trying to keep the customers happy by adding new features to the Android Nougat-based OxygenOS.

Features and Improvements Coming to OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus Launcher v2.1

The most talked about update coming to the new build is the all new OnePlus Launcher v2.1 which gets the following:

  • Support for dynamic icons for Weather and Calendar.
  • Added ‘Home screen layout’ under launcher setting for grid and icon customisations.
  • Display size changes will not hamper Grid layout.
  • Search history records in app drawer will display the 5 most opened recent apps in a row.
  • Any newly installed app will feature a ‘blue dot’ for easier recognition.
  • Icon pack resources will be accessible from directly the Play Store under launcher settings.
  • UI improvements during widget selection.

Users can check out the Launcher version information under the launcher settings.

Other Feature Additions

  • Users will be able to display the battery status of any connected Bluetooth devices.
  • Email address recognition within the text message contents.
  • Clock UI style updated and widget size will be adjustable.

Optimisations

In addition to all the new features that the OnePlus OxygenOS Beta build 19 for OnePlus 3 and 10 for OnePlus 3T has received, the company has also fixed some issues seen on previous builds.

  • Smart Callback now works better.
  • Revamped incoming call animations.
  • OnePlus fonts have been optimised for several languages.
  • Compatibility

Anyone who wants to try out the new Beta build first hand and still haven’t flashed their device can download the full ROM and find the instruction to install it here.

Once you flash the Open Beta on your device, you will no longer be eligible to receive the official Stable OTAs. Going back to the official OTA path will require a full format of the device and cache and reinstall of the stable ROM.

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