It's the end of another month, so OnePlus pushing out new Open Betas to the 5 and 5T shouldn't be a surprise. While not quite as big of a deal as last time, the latest updates bring some nice minor quality-of-life improvements.

Here's the changelog:

  • Added recent search tag in search app section of the app drawer
  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Improved accuracy of the current location
  • Added new icons and updated UI
Gaming mode
  • Network boost in Gaming mode – network priority for gaming App in the foreground

Those of you who still use the stock OnePlus Launcher – I just cannot bring myself to use it over Action or Nova – should appreciate the recent search tag in the app drawer. Also, the Weather app is getting a fix that it should have had from the beginning: improved accuracy. It's still better than MIUI's weather app, which is convinced that I live in El Paso, TX (hint: I don't).

Gaming Mode is one of those OxygenOS features that I've tested for the sake of testing, but haven't really used in practice. I don't tend to game too often on my phone, I have a PC after all, but the graphical performance on my 5T is more than adequate for what I play. If you're a heavy user of the Gaming Mode, I'd definitely like to hear why you think it's useful for you; I'm genuinely curious.

As always, the OTA is in staged rollout. If you don't have Oxygen Updater, an app that I highly recommend, then you can install the update manually in recovery mode. Just follow the appropriate link for your phone below to get started.