OnePlus releases its first version of Android 10 for the 7 and 7 Pro
OnePlus is an OEM with a tradition of Open Betas for the stock software (Oxygen OS) of its newer mobile devices. It gives a user the option to run an advance-preview of this ROM. The latest such beta for this company's latest phones, the 7 and 7 Pro, is based on the brand-new, 10th-anniversary version of Android.
This move appears to confirm rumors that OnePlus had had the ambition to release such an update as soon as Google did for its Pixel phones. On the other hand, this Open Beta is not a fully stable, or official, version. Nevertheless, its predecessors have a history of working well enough, and confer the advantage of running cutting-edge software before the vast majority of phones besides.
This upgrade (Open Beta 1 for the 7 and 7 Pro) includes many new features that have also been present in the Developer Previews for Android 10 when it was known as Q. They include more granular controls for location permissions, Full Screen Gestures and the new ability to customize the icon shapes visible when the notification shade is pulled down all the way.
OnePlus has also thrown in a new version of its Game Space feature. It sorts games played most often into 1 location within the UI. Smart Display is another tweak in which the phones' AI selects time- location- or context-appropriate informative content to flash up on the lockscreen. In addition, the default OnePlus Message app now adds keywords to the criteria by which spam can be blocked.