OnePlus 3 Receives Android Beta Update
True to its promise made a few weeks ago, OnePlus has released the Android v7 update for the OnePlus 3. While it is still the early version, users will get a taste of what the OS update will offer when it does launch.
This beta version is the OnePlus OxygenOS version of Android 7 Nougat, the newest mobile OS from Google. The update brings several major changes, including a cool and useful split-screen feature, which allows a user easier multitasking. So rather than switching between apps like a browser and note-taking, you can simply have them both open at the same time.
OnePlus 3 will also get the newly designed Settings menu and a tweaked Notifications shade that will allow users to directly reply from the notifications menu. The status bar which shows the battery life, time, WiFi, Bluetooth and other features, has been revamped as well to appear more neatly when you swipe down from the top.
The Shelf feature which displays items like the torch, airplane mode, brightness and other options can now be customised so that users can choose their own options.
One feature that OnePlus 3 users will certainly be grateful for is the battery saving Doze function which dramatically saves on battery usage. Besides better battery life, higher security for applications and personal data is also included with the Android update.
Unfortunately as this update is only the beta version of the Android OS, users who do choose to upgrade will certainly experience a lot of glitches and bugs. If they wish to participate in the testing, all they need to do is upgrade the OS using the link on the OnePlus 3 forum and then send in user reports.
Users must however note that if they upgrade to the beta version, they will not be able to downgrade to Marshmallow without contacting customer support and also losing a significant amount of data.
On the plus side, those who are willing to wait just a little longer will be able to upgrade to the full Nougat 7.0 update in the next few weeks. This is according to a statement made by OnePlus and the company certainly seems to be delivering on their word.
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by techtalks @TechTalks January 9, 2017 7:20 AM UTC