OnePlus has just announced that it is rolling out the OxygenOS Open Beta version 19 and 17 for its OnePlus 5 and 5T users. The company made a new post in its official forum to make the announcement about the new versions of the Open Beta builds. For the uninitiated, Open Beta builds are like public beta builds by OnePlus where the company tests out new features for its supported devices. Once the company is done with testing the new feature additions or under-the-hood improvements, the company merges the changes to the stable update.
According to the forum post, the company has updated the Open Beta versions to include September Android security patch along with optimizations to the OnePlus Weather app. The company has also added improvements to its OnePlus Switch app that is used to transfer data from an old device to a new OnePlus device. The improvements in the app include the addition of “manual connection method” if the device is not able to connect with the help of a QR code on the older device in question. It also includes new support for backing up and restoring app data including the home screen, lock screen, and app layout.
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The company also claimed that it has fixed a number of bugs in the OnePlus Switch app in addition to the support for more Android-powered devices. Manu J, the OnePlus staff manager responsible for Beta program and developer relations added that this is a beta version so it may not be as stable as the final version of the OS that the company usually rolls out over the air.
It also added that users can go to the OnePlus Community app, tap on the profile of the user, tap on ‘Feedback’, press the ‘+’ icon, add a category to the feedback and add all the details along with an option to capture the log of the device. Users can also use the OnePlus Community app to record app logs in the background. This comes days after the company rolled out Android 9 Pie-based OxygenOS 9.0 for OnePlus 6 users.