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Android 10 on OnePlus will come with an automatic translation feature

This is an upcoming feature on OOS 10. (Source: YouTube)
This is an upcoming feature on OOS 10. (Source: YouTube)
OnePlus held a launch event for its 7T series today (October 10, 2019). The OEM also went over OxygenOS 10 - which is based on Android 10 - a new software update that will ship on these new phones and come to older ones soon. Its developers have also implemented a new instant translation feature for video chats, which will come to this ROM soon.

OnePlus introduced the 7T series - well, its Pro variants at any rate - at a London event. It also used this platform to showcase OxygenOS 10 (OOS 10), a new version of its Android skin. It is based on the latest upgrade to this software, but has some tweaks that may take it beyond this stock firmware.

OOS 10 is in fact less likely to be news to those who already own the OnePlus 7 or 7 Pro. They have access to an open beta program that allows them to investigate the new system in detail. This ROM has thus already been well-received for its take on Android 10 attributes such as dark mode and navigation based on gestures. However, OnePlus did have a genuinely novel aspect of OOS 10 to unveil at its recent conference: instant translation.

This feature apparently works for multiple languages, and applies to video chats. It is coming to OOS 10 "soon". OnePlus did not go into huge amounts of detail as to how it is supposed to work, but it may be reasonable to hypothesize that it is based on a synergy of machine-learning and audio technology, possibly along the lines of similar capabilities found in the Microsoft Surface Earbuds.

OOS 10 is available out of the box in the 7T series. A stable version for its immediate predecessors is also presumably on the way. The slightly older OnePlus 6 and 6T will see its own betas for the software this month, followed by their first stable build in November 2019. Their own predecessors, the 5 and 5T, are counted in too, albeit not until the second quarter of next year.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-10-10 (Update: 2019-10-10)