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OnePlus shares OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro Open Beta 4 details

OnePlus' regular updates come fast enough, but its Open Betas land with an almost staccato pace. A new Open Beta 4 is already gearing up for release on the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro to follow Beta 3, which landed just twelve days ago. Most of the changes in this latest version are fixes (it is a beta, after all), but a few new features are landing, including transfer of iPhone data through iCloud in the OnePlus Switch app, the addition of The Weather Channel as a source of data for the built-in Weather app, and a handful of UI changes.

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Android 10 arrives for the OnePlus 6/6T in Open Beta

OnePlus is on a roll this year, already bringing Android 10 to last year's phones. The OnePlus 6 and 6T received a new Open Beta that, among other things, brings that oh-so-sweet upgrade. That's not all, however, so check out the changelog below.

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[Update: Stable update too] Android 10 Open Beta 3 arrives on OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, lots of bug fixes in tow

The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro received Android 10 not long after the Pixels, but there is no shortage of bugs affecting the update. If you're on the Open Beta release track, OnePlus is now rolling out the first beta release since the public rollout of Android 10.

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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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