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.