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OnePlus is hard at work on its OxygenOS 11 update, but the updates aren't stopping for its existing Android 10-based software. The company just released two Open Beta updates across four of its phones, with security patches and bug fixes in tow.
OnePlus is pretty much the king of the hill when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck. Last year's OnePlus 7T was "almost the perfect budget flagship." Now you can get your hands on the phone for a mere $399 — as long as you're comfortable using T-Mobile's network (at least until T-Mobile lets you unlock it).
It looks like for the time being that the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren will be the last phone to feature the automaker's label. So, if you want to grab this high-octane co-branding oddity while there's still new stock available, your days are numbered. Fortunately, OnePlus has a little sale on right now that will definitely help take the sting out of the purchase.
OnePlus has always been known for providing a lot of bang for your buck. Its recent devices may cost more than the original OnePlus One did, but they're also a lot more powerful. We called the OnePlus 8 Pro "the most phone you can get for the price," and its little sibling didn't fare too badly, either. Now the company is looking to offer up even more value with new deals every Wednesday in an effort called OnePlus Day.
OxygenOS Beta 5 and Beta 15 have started rolling out for the OnePlus 7T and 7 series, respectively, delivering a handful of new features, the latest security patches, some updated branding, and a pile of smaller fixes. Among the headlining changes are a "notification bar" shortcut for Dark Mode, tweaks to the default dialer app's interface to surface frequently called contacts, and Bluetooth hearing aid support, plus the latest patches. Note: Although the changelog claims that this update brings back the one-handed mode that OnePlus has been testing since the beginning of the year, the company says that is incorrect, and the feature is not included in this build.
OnePlus has just posted downloadable images for the latest Oxygen OS Open Beta updates across the entire 7 and 7T series. Both updates (Open Beta 4 for the 7T/7T Pro and Open Beta 14 for the 7/7 Pro) include a handful of the usual bug fixes and improvements, plus May security patches, but there are two noteworthy features: Call recordings now appear in call history (in markets that have that feature), and the ambient display feature has picked up some eminently snazzy new clock styles.
OnePlus has lately stepped up its software-update game following a brief setback late last year. The company’s been taking a proactive approach to release timely major — as well as incremental — updates even to some of its oldest phones, and the newer 7 and 7T lineup have also been consistently receiving their fair share of attention in the form of performance improvements and general optimizations. Keeping up with that spirit, over the past couple of days OnePlus has pushed a buttload of feature and security updates across its range going back to 2018 — including the 6/6T, along with the 7 and 7T series.
Almost two weeks ago, OnePlus released Open Beta 3 for the 7T. Though the changelog at the time was pretty light, it turns out there was a hidden feature in the release that didn't get mentioned. The beta update also delivered 720p 960 FPS slow-motion video recording,
Following the Open Beta 12 snafu, OnePlus is rolling out a new release for all of its 7-series phones from the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro to the 7T and 7T Pro. While release numbers vary — it's Open Beta 3 for the 7T and 7T Pro, and Open Beta 13 for the 7 and 7 Pro — changelogs for both this time around are identical, and the same as the previously pulled update.