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OnePlus promises to stop killing apps in the background

OnePlus just published a recap of its second "Open Ears Forum" from all the way back in May. At the event, it gathered a handful of developers and fans central to the OnePlus community to solicit their feedback. Four months later, the company has revealed a set of changes influenced by that feedback, including more timely kernel sources for Open Betas and a new bounty program for reporting vulnerabilities. Most importantly for customers, though, OnePlus has promised to finally fix how aggressive its software is at killing apps in the background.

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OnePlus 7 Pro gets wide-angle and telephoto video on Android 10, plus more camera options in other modes

A much-requested feature is hiding inside the Android 10 update for the OnePlus 7 Pro. Starting with Developer Preview 5, the 7 Pro picked up the ability to capture video with all three cameras, including the wide-angle and telephoto. In fact, several of the camera modes now work with more of the device's cameras.

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OnePlus releases Android 10 Open Betas for 7 and 7 Pro

Although it isn't quite as on-the-ball as Essential, OnePlus is also pushing out Android 10 to the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7, but only in its Open Beta program. The update apparently isn't ready for prime time just yet, though early adopter types that weren't willing to rough the previous Android Q Developer Previews for OnePlus' phones can check it out.

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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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