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New OxygenOS Open Beta builds now available

OnePlus 3 Android flagship gets new Open Beta update, next to OnePlus 3T
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The new beta software updates based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat target the OnePlus 3, which gets OxygenOS Open Beta 17, while its younger sibling, namely OnePlus 3T, receives OxygenOS Open Beta 8.

Although OnePlus 5's launch is close and OnePlus recently stopped manufacturing the OnePlus 3T, the older "flagship killers" continue to get updated on a regular basis. Although this is not about a new final software build, it is still good to hear that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners can take a new firmware build for a spin.

The new updates are labeled Open Beta 17 (for OnePlus 3) and Open Beta 8 (for OnePlus 3T). According to the official OnePlus Forums, this new software update comes with the security patch dated May 1, 2017, as well as the following:

  • Ambient display 2.0
  • English, Chinese, and Japanese-only new OnePlus Font
  • lift up display feature
  • sharing functionality for Shot on OnePlus
  • multiple UI improvements
  • third party app launching speed improvement
  • optimized management of foreground and background processes
  • refined contact import from SIM with dual number and email address support
  • automatically add country codes when making calls during roaming
  • setup wizard adjustments to match Android 7.1's visuals

Those eager to try out the Open Beta firmware on their OnePlus 3/3T should know that once their handsets run the Open Beta OxygenOS, the new such builds arrive as OTA updates. However, to get back to the official stable OTAs, a full software reinstall must be performed.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-06- 5 (Update: 2017-06- 5)