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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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OnePlus suspends latest Open Beta update after it bricked some 5/5T phones

Oh, boy, that's not good. Due to a critical error with the last Open Beta that ended up soft-bricking some 5 and 5T devices, OnePlus is completely pulling the new build for those phones and for the 6/6T. Oops.

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Latest OnePlus 6/6T Open Beta adds new landscape quick reply and other improvements

OnePlus has been steadily improving OxygenOS on the 6 and 6T thanks to a regular stream of new Open Beta versions. Today marks the arrival of yet another, right before the end of January. As always, the changelog is below.

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Oxygen OS Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 6T is now available for download

Owners of OnePlus phones keen to get the latest features fastest will be aware of the Open Beta program. New Android versions and the latest Oxygen OS enhancements are tested there before being rolled out to everyone. Now, the first of these betas for the OnePlus 6T has dropped.

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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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