OnePlus has started rolling out the OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones starting today. The update brings with it a range of new features and optimizations. The new update will be rolled out as an OTA to those users who are already running the latest Open Beta, while those who are not running the beta version can head to OnePlus guide on flashing. It is worth noting that once you switch to the Open Beta OS, you will continue to receive OTAs for Open Beta versions and not the regular stable versions. Also Read - OnePlus could soon come under Oppo's shelter, suggests new leaked documentAlso Read - OnePlus Nord N200 to get just one Android OS update but 3 years of maintenance patches
In the OxygenOS Open Beta 17/8 for the two models, key additions come in the form of Ambient display 2.0 and Lift-up display. In addition, there is a new sharing functionality for ‘Shot on OnePlus’ along with the new OnePlus font available for English, Chinese, and Japanese inputs. The new display features helps avoid accidental wakes while pulling the phone out of your pocket. To activate the screen, users will now be required to ‘double tap’, while the Lift Up display turns on the screen to offer a peek at notifications when the smartphone is lifted. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: Report
The new update also brings a range of UI improvements for image gallery, recorder, weather, file manager, and much more. With the OxygenOS Open Beta 17/8, the launching speed of third-party apps has also been enhanced while the foreground and background processes have been optimized for better performance. ALSO READ: OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T confirmed to receive Android O update; OnePlus 5 red variant teased
Other changes with the latest Open Beta include a setup wizard that has been reworked to match Android 7.1 Nougat OS while the contact import process from SIM card has also been improved. It now supports dual numbers and email addresses for a more seamless porting to a new device. The update further adds corresponding country codes automatically while making calls during roaming, which is a nifty feature.
The company recently announced that the OnePlus 3T will be available for purchase in both 64GB and 128GB variants in India until later this year and that it will continue to offer timely updates and security patches for the smartphone. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5 launch tipped for June 15; here s everything we know so far
The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, launched a few months apart, boast features including full HD displays, 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. As for the upcoming OnePlus 5, it is confirmed that it will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, making it the second smartphone after the Sony Xperia XZ Premium to run the advanced chip in India.