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OnePlus 6 and 6T pick up DC dimming in Oxygen OS Open Beta 23

The OnePlus 6 and 6T just picked up a new Open Beta release, and while the changelog is pretty lean, there is one slick new feature coming to the pair of phones: DC dimming. In case you aren't aware, the AMOLED display in the phones used something called PWM (pulse-width modulation) to control brightness, which quickly flickers it on and off faster than we can see to approximate different brightness levels. If you're among those with a sensitivity to PWM, this is great news.

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Google starts open beta program for Messages app

Fans of testing out buggy or unstable versions of Google apps, which would be most of our readers here at Android Police, will be excited to hear that Google is rolling out a testing program for the Messages app (née Android Messages). As with other beta testing programs, all you need to do is opt in, and you'll be among those who get to check out new features and bugs early.

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The last Open Beta for the OnePlus 5/5T brings Zen Mode and other improvements

We're coming to the end of another road, everyone. OnePlus has started rolling out the last Open Beta for the 5/5T. At least it brings Zen Mode to the phones, a feature the 6/6T got not too long ago. There are some other improvements, too, as usual, but for a final beta, it has only one highlighting feature.

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New Open Beta for OnePlus 6 and 6T adds screen recorder improvements, optimized quick responses, and more

OnePlus has moved on to hyping the OnePlus 7 family, but it hasn't forgotten about the 6 and 6T. These phones have a new Open Beta release today. It's version 21 for the OnePlus 6 and 13 for the 6T. Don't expect major changes this time, but it sounds like OnePlus has smoothed over some rough edges.

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[Update: Open beta live] Valve's Auto Chess competitor Dota Underlords is coming to Android

It would appear that everyone's favorite new MOBA trend is Auto Chess, so of course, Valve has their own version in the works that's built off of Dota. The game is called Dota Underlords, and it just entered into a limited beta where Dota 2 Battle Pass owners can jump in early to test the waters on PC. After a week of stress-testing through Battle Pass, an open beta will begin for everyone else, and this will include Steam (Windows, Mac, and Linux), Android, and iOS users.

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[Update: Downloads] New Open Beta for OnePlus 5/5T, 6/6T brings Digital Wellbeing, Fnatic mode, and the June patch

June is already almost half over, but that hasn't stopped OnePlus from pushing out new Open Betas for its past devices. Both the 5 and 6 family just received Digital Wellbeing, the June patch, and OnePlus' Fnatic mode.

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New OnePlus 6/6T Open Beta adds Zen Mode and Screen Recorder, bug fixes, and more

Not too long after it said older phones would get some of the newest flagship features, OnePlus is rolling out a new Open Beta for the 6/6T that brings, among other things, Zen Mode and Screen Recorder. Yes, you've been able to sideload them before, but now they're a part of the update.

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[Update: OnePlus responds] OnePlus 6/6T users in India wary of Tencent involvement in File Manager app

The latest OxygenOS Open Betas for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T bring a new storage-cleaning feature to Indian users. But some of them are concerned about the updated File Manager app as Chinese internet giant Tencent is now involved with it. The app uses an odd permissions scheme and there are concerns about how these changes will affect user data and OnePlus's commitment against bloatware.

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[Update: 6/6T] Latest OnePlus 5/5T Open Beta adds new system update UI, Quick Reply improvements, and more

What's this, another update from OnePlus for the 5/5T? And a decently-sized one at that. This is Open Beta 31 and 29, respectively, which brings some nice improvements to the UX and overall.

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Latest OnePlus Open Betas add parking location feature, April security patch, and more

It's been quite some time since we've seen a OnePlus Open Beta worth writing about. That's not to say that the last few haven't been important, mind you, but they mostly addressed some bugs and optimizations. However, the 6/6T and 5/5T both got a new update that, while not major, have some interesting elements.

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