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OnePlus 6 Open Beta 7 adds new roaming option, enhanced colors in videos, and more

A new beta has landed for the OnePlus 6. This one brings some fixes and improvements to telephony and other communications, plus some extra launcher options. But the highlights in this update are what OnePlus calls OnePlus Roaming and Video Enhancer.

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Samsung Experience is now One UI, but everyone's just going to keep calling it TouchWiz

It's been a long time since Samsung actually shipped a phone with TouchWiz — more recent software has gone by the unimaginative "Samsung Experience" moniker — but the company's heavy-handed changes in Android have kept the dirty word around as something of a software slur. Samsung has just announced a new interface design for its Android 9 Pie update that it's calling One UI, but if history is any indicator, you're still gonna call it TouchWiz.

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OnePlus 6 Beta 6 adds Nightscape, app-switching gesture, redesigned About Phone screen, and more

Just a day after launching its new flagship, OnePlus is already making good on its promises. Yesterday, the company announced that the new Nightscape feature to improve low-light and nighttime photography would come to the OnePlus 6 and here we are. Open Beta 6 adds just that, as well as several other things.

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OnePlus 6 Open Beta 3 brings new Assistant launch method, Switch improvements, and more

OnePlus is pushing out Open Beta updates for its latest flagship quickly. The phone is already on its third version (we skipped the last one since it was rather boring), this time with more improvements across the board, plus some new features. OnePlus Switch is getting some refinements, Parallel Apps is expanding to include more options, and there's even an option to launch Assistant (or other voice assistant) by holding the power button for half a second.

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OnePlus 6's first Open Beta brings Android 9 Pie and other features

What a way to celebrate Labor Day. The first Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 is now available! Notably, this update brings the phone up to Android 9 Pie and, along with all of the changes in the latest OS version, it adds some new features, too. This being the initial release, there are some bugs to be expected, but let's take a look through the changelog first.

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OnePlus 5/5T get front camera portrait mode, OxygenOS app improvements, and much more in latest Open Betas

OnePlus is trucking along with Open Beta releases for the 5 and 5T. Unlike the last version, which was fairly minor, this one has a lot going on. Now, most of it is background/under the hood stuff, like optimizations and improvements. As usual, the changelog is below — let's take a look.

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[Update: Downloads live] New OnePlus 5/5T Open Beta adds Google Lens and improves camera quality

Just over a week later, OnePlus is pushing out another Open Beta for the 5 and 5T. This one is not nearly as major as the last, instead focusing on camera improvements. Of course, the highlight here is the inclusion of Google Lens, which should excite some people.

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[Update: Downloads, screenshots] OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support

OnePlus' OxygenOS Open Betas give us an illuminating glimpse into the company's future software plans. Although it's possible that not every feature that makes it into the Open Betas will be deemed fit for stable release, they give us an advance look at the company's intentions, if nothing else. Today OnePlus has released a new pair of Open Betas for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, and the changes are quite substantial, including "Supported [sic] for Project Treble."

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Pocket Casts opens beta testing to all users

There's been a lot of chatter about Google Podcasts around here lately, but there are other podcast apps out there. The developers of one such app, the ever-popular Pocket Casts, have announced that the beta for the app, previously only available to some, will now be open to all users.

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New OnePlus Open Betas improve Switch, add Parallel Apps file management, and more

Yesterday, OnePlus pushed out new Open Betas for its 2016 and 2017 flagships. While mostly similar, the 3/3T version differs slightly from the 5/5T one. Both, however, improve the OnePlus Switch app and add the ability to manage Parallel Apps files in the File Manager.

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