OnePlus‘s OxygenOS is seen as the closest operating system to stock Android. While being close to vanilla Android, OxygenOS also offers fluid animations and customization options that are not present on the stock Android. OxygenOS does this without filling itself with bloatware. Moreover, OnePlus routinely updates the OS with fresh and useful features via its Open Beta channels to in order to gain feedback from testers before incorporating the features to the stable build of the OS. The Open Betas are rolled out every now and then to ensure that issues with any particular features are removed before. Now, OnePlus is rolling out the latest Open Beta builds for OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6, and OnePlus 6T bringing some changes to the UI as well as performance improvements.
The OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 6/6T and OnePlus 5/5T brings a new update to the system updater, among other updates. Moreover, the quick reply feature has been extended to support landscape orientation that was added with the previous Open Beta update and adds Quick Reply support for some more instant messaging apps.
- Display overheating device warning
- New UI for system update
- Quick reply in landscape
- Supported more IM APPs for Quick Reply in landscape
- Apps don’t get paused when using quick reply in landscape
- Optimized search experience by adding search field, and grouping search results in different categories
- Improved the UI of Social page
- Optimized Log recording in Bug Report section
- File Manager (only for OnePlus 6/6T)
- Added the Intelligent cleanup feature (India only）
OnePlus has also updated the UI of the community app in order to gain feedback from users who are running Beta as well as the stable build of OxygenOS. The company is adding some more changes to the Social page, improving the Search functionality, and optimizing the Log recording.
There is also a cleanup feature for Indian users which will come in handy while getting rid of cache, unused files, or APKs after installation. Further, the overheating warning will inform users when they have been using their device for too long and might need to give it some rest to prevent internal damage.
Users who are already an Open Beta tester can receive the latest updates on their devices.