OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are getting the new OxygenOS open beta with August security

OnePlus’s latest OxygenOS open beta brings a comprehensive list of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T software and UI improvements. It adds new camera features and bug fixes.

OnePlus has introduced a new OxygenOS open beta for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users. For users running previous versions of the beta software, the update will be pushed as an over-the-air update. Alternatively, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users can download Open Beta ROM from the OnePlus website and manually flash the operating system.

The OnePlus 3 OxygenOS is getting the 23rd iteration of the open beta while the OnePlus 3T is being upgraded to the fourteenth iteration. Open Beta is among the reports that the company plans to discontinue the open beta version for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T and move the update cycle to the newly launched OnePlus 5 flagship smartphone.

The latest open beta version has August security patches for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. It also adds new modifications like the ability to display battery percentage and a toggle switch to block notifications from apps in the app lock list. The new Open Beta version also switches to sRGB for default screen calibration. The company has also added a version of the warranty card under the “e-warranty card” section.

Other refinements come in the form of an advanced UI for contact pages and app drawers, which now show an alphabetical bar on the right for easy access to specific groups of names. OnePlus also enhances the incoming call switching experience and offers merge functionality. OnePlus has been improving the camera capabilities of its smartphones lately, and the latest Open Beta has come up with the option to add “Shot on OnePlus” watermarks to all images. It also claims to have improved the loading speed of images in the gallery Other refinements include improved location accuracy, search for cities in the weather app, and new alarm calendar features.

OnePlus notes that there is a known problem where the latest OxygenOS open beta users cannot turn on the flashlight. However, the problem can be fixed by rebooting the device, which restores normal functionality. OnePlus confirmed last month that Android 8.0 Oreo will be the last big update for last year’s flagship OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones.

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