OxygenOS Open Beta 6 for OnePlus 3 and 3T brings incoming call gestures, aptX support, and more

OnePlus 3 and 3T enthusiasts have been able to benefit from the company's OxygenOS Open Beta program for quite some time now, and its latest release, Open Beta 6 (Open Beta 15 for the older OnePlus 3), once again brings in a number of improvements to the company's own take on Android.

While the previous build, Open Beta 5, focused mostly on squashing bugs from earlier releases, the newest OxygenOS version introduces a number of new features as well, mostly focusing on the user interface of built-in apps. Some of the biggest changes come to the Dialer app in the form of a couple of new gestures: when receiving a call, users will be able to swipe down to answer it, or swipe up to reject it.

The UI in several apps has also been tweaked: the in-call interface has been changed to reflect the new answering gestures, while Messages and Settings have received a new, collapsible action bar which OnePlus says will be making its way to other apps in the future.

Another important change is buried under the tag "Bluetooth optimizations". This is, in fact, the addition of support for the aptX codec, which was recently released for OnePlus' China-only HydrogenOS as well. In practice, this means that users with compatible headphones will be able to benefit from better overall audio quality. The feature is enabled by default, but can be turned off from the Developer Settings menu, should one choose to do so.

Other improvements listed are optimizations for Night Mode and high power usage notifications, as well as bug fixes. Users of OnePlus' forums report the update fixes a major bug with duplicate contacts in the Dialer app caused by third-party apps such as WhatsApp.

As usual, users of previous Open Beta releases should start receiving the update via OTA soon, while those running the stable version of OxygenOS will have to migrate manually. However, keep in mind that doing so disables the ability to migrate back to the stable channel without performing a full wipe of the device.

source: OnePlus (1, 2)

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1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Good update, too bad I no longer own a OnePlus 3. I'll try getting a new one plus 3T so as to try out this OxygenOS Open Beta 6.

2. Jishnusur

Posts: 174; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

I was a little skeptical about the updates when i bought the Op3. It turns out to be that we got more updates that google pixel + nexus combined lol

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Most importantly, the updates are nearly bug free after they merged OxygenOS and HydrogenOS. Unlike pixel owners who get a new bug every update and had the bluetooth bug for the better part of 6 months.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm happy with my One Plus 3 like a well fed pussy. XD.

5. Ace76

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

I am so glad I switched to One Plus at the time the One came out...I've had every OP phone minus the X and couldn't be happier with my OP3...They really stepped it up with support and updates...all their phones are officially supported by Lineage OS as well and it works flawlessly...can't wait to see what the 5 brings us.

6. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I have Pixel phone for the last 3 months but I keep finding myself nurturing idea of selling it off and getting 3T. I don;t have a problem with Pixel, its' nearly fluid, got best in class camera but I don't know I think I got bored of it. I also find screen a little too dim to use in day light even at max brightness. Battery life is OK. I could compromise on a little things if there is anything compromise a lot. Anyone with experience of using both 3T and Pixel here?

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Im a happy owner of a 3t. I hope their price point stays the same and they dont make more than one phone. I feel thats every companies downfall. One Plus can focus on one phone and refine it. Focus on the updates. Instead of flooding the market with crappy phones. A good reputation is what sells apple stuff. Their phones are OK but their fans love them.

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