OnePlus is on its 18th OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, and this update primarily focuses on improving the gaming experience. It does come with a few other fixes and minor additions, as well as the latest September security patch.
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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 has decided to slow down the pace at which it releases its Open and Closed Betas, switching to releasing them once and twice a month, respectively. This is down from the schedule the company has held since 2016, which pushed around two Open Betas per month and four Closed Betas per month. The company says these changes will give its development team more time to address feedback and bugs, and it should make future Beta releases more stable and reliable.
OnePlus has been working on a stable Android 10 release for the OnePlus 5 and 5T for some time now, and the company had already rolled out two Open Beta previews. Now with the third build, OnePlus is shipping fixes to some pesky bugs introduced in previous releases, along with other optimizations.
As part of its monthly Q&A (or FAQ — the company calls it both), OnePlus has just revealed a handful of smaller but still much-appreciated tweaks we can look forward to in its OxygenOS software. In addition to finally getting the Dark Mode toggle we've been clamoring for, we can also look forward to multitasking interface tweaks, lower volume settings, and other minor launcher fixes — though each change is tied to its own separate schedule.
OxygenOS' Open Beta releases are usually very stable, but since they are beta-quality, sometimes there are critical bugs. OnePlus started to roll out Open Beta 12 to the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro a few days ago, but halted the rollout after some people couldn't unlock their phones.
OnePlus has just announced the end of the Open Beta program for its 2018 flagships, the OnePlus 6 and 6T. Open Beta 6, which rolled out earlier this month, will be the last update that the phones see in the company's beta program. A new "rollback" build is available to migrate back to the stable release, but take note: It will wipe your device.
OnePlus 6 and 6T owners that are running the OxygenOS Open Betas just snagged a new update. The changelog this time around is quite light, delivering last month's (March 2020) security patches, and a mere three fixes.
OnePlus has been firing on all cylinders with updates this month, at least for devices on the Open Beta software track. The 7T and 7T Pro received their first beta update last week, containing Live Caption support, and the OP7/7 Pro were granted the same feature just a few days later. Now both series of phones are receiving yet another beta, and this one has a feature that OnePlus teased months ago.