OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for OnePlus 3 and 3T brings new launcher, support for Android 7.1.1 shortcuts

OnePlus relentlessly pushes new software updates to its high-end smartphones, the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The newest one targets users who opted for the Open Beta ring and wish to try out new features and improvements before they are delivered to the general public.

According to OnePlus, the 4th Open Beta build brings many new features that many OnePlus 3 and 3T owners didn't expect to come so soon. For example, the Chinese company added a brand new launcher, as well as support for shortcuts on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The app drawer and UI for launcher settings have been redesigned as well, while the camera EIS for videos has been further optimized. One of the issues that OnePlus 3 and 3T have been complaining of since the phones were launched on the market, touch latency has been optimized too.

Also, OnePlus added a couple of new things like a status bar icon option that will allow you to see the real time network speed, along to Notification Denoising and Gaming Do Not Disturb mode.

There's also a new automatic Night Mode and a Secure Box for file encryption. The contacts management with linking and merge functions have been enhanced, and a quick pay option now available for users in India.

Several bug fixes and general improvements have been implemented along with the update, so expect some of the minor issues that you might have encountered to be addressed.

The update will arrive OTA if you've already flashed a previous Open Beta build on your OnePlus 3 or 3T smartphone. Otherwise, you will have to flash the build manually, but keep in mind that once you migrate to Open Beta OTAs, you will no longer receive the regular official stable builds.

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1. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

It's open beta 4 for OP3T, and Open beta 13 for OP3. Been using for about 2 days now and it is amazing. Oneplus software team is killing it.

2. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

they still take more than 1 month. We are on 7.1.2 so i don't know why you people think they are doing a good job when in the real world they are not. I will say they are better doing better vs Samsung,LG and HTC. i will praise them for that.

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

This is not about the 7.1.1 update. That came like a month ago. This is about the new features added. 7.1.1 to 7.1.2 is a much minor update than open beta 12 to open beta 13(both 7.1.1). But you are probably too stupid to understand that. Android version doesn't mean s**t. Most of these versions are just for the sake of being versions and add nothing new. I didn't notice a single difference between 7.0 and 7.1. Most of these basically fix the issues of pixel or nexus bugs, which other phones don't need. You will probably get these features on stock android in 2018 with android 9.0 LOL.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"I will say they are better doing better vs Samsung, LG and HTC..." What more do you want? They're not the company that created Android. Sheesh...you expect too much.

8. Ace76

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

7.1.2 is just now rolling out...It doesn't magically become available to OEMS beforehand...How many other $400 phones have 7.1.1? OP had it a month ago...This is a security update along with updated launcher.

4. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Actually some of us had/have these or similar features already. Even on Android 6.0. I already have the option to see network speed on my Honor 8. I don't find this such a big deal. In fact IMHO most o/t new "features" bragged about look pretty lame to me and​ don't add much significance.

5. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014


7. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

They've added a few features, improved the interface as well addressing a few existing issues, it's a good update. No reason to be negative, they've improved an already great phone(s).

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