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Recording internal audio on an Android smartphone used to be surprisingly difficult without rooting or buying a phone from a specific manufacturer. But with Android 10, Google introduced a way for apps to capture audio via a broad audio input sharing API. While this was largely introduced as an accessibility-minded feature, like Live Caption, developers quickly caught on to its utility for adding internal audio recording to screen capture apps.
OnePlus has decided to slow down the pace at which it releases its Open and Closed Betas, switching to releasing them once and twice a month, respectively. This is down from the schedule the company has held since 2016, which pushed around two Open Betas per month and four Closed Betas per month. The company says these changes will give its development team more time to address feedback and bugs, and it should make future Beta releases more stable and reliable.
Wireless Bluetooth headphones are better than ever these days, yet many of us are still holding on to our trusty wired headphones for their reliability. But for some of these users with OnePlus phones, a mysterious glitch has been swapping left and right audio channels.
The lightly tweaked version of Android that OnePlus phones use, called OxygenOS, has some pretty big advantages going for it. There are even things about it that we'd like to see make their way to stock Android. But there's always room for improvement, and we've got a (slightly larger) wishlist of changes that we think could make it even better.
OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners that jumped onto the Open Beta release cycle have a new build that's rolling out today. Open Beta 8 includes a handful of fixes for issues you might have experienced on Beta 7, including accidental touches in pockets and a fix for some crash/black screen problems some ran into with the camera. Security patches have also been bumped to December 2019.
OnePlus has made a name for itself by providing stellar software support across its lineup. Continuing this tradition, the company announced today that it's rolling out Oxygen OS 10.0.2 to the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. Other than bug fixes, the update brings various performance optimizations to both phones, as well as a video stability enhancement to just the 7 Pro. Sadly, the 5G version is still left in the cold.
Although OnePlus did right by its users by quickly rolling out Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 Pro just 18 days after Google's own rollout of Android 10 to its Pixel devices, it was a messy and bug-ridden update that was clearly rushed. Fortunately, the company made amends by releasing a second update almost a month later that addressed many of the issues. OnePlus seems to feel confident about its update because now, the latest build of Oxygen OS is finally available for direct download from the company's website.
The OnePlus 6 and 6T may be last year's devices, but the company still seems to be hard at work on pushing out timely updates for them, including the much-anticipated screen recorder feature. This, along with a new security patch, is coming to all variants of the OnePlus 6 & 6T (except the T-Mo OnePlus 6T) via OxygenOS 9.0.15 / 9.0.7, which begin their incremental rollout today.
OnePlus has been quite prolific at pushing out fixes for its latest flagship, and another update for the 7 Pro is starting to roll out as we speak. OxygenOS 9.5.7 includes a huge pile of camera improvements and tweaks, as well as a fix for the recent "ghost" or "phantom" touch problem which could cause random and annoying taps at the top of the screen for some phones in certain circumstances.