Latest OxygenOS Open Betas Bring Android 7.1.1 to the OnePlus 3 & 3T

Latest OxygenOS Open Betas Bring Android 7.1.1 to the OnePlus 3 & 3T

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OnePlus has been releasing updates for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T quite often since their release, but if you want to get a taste of their latest offerings before the global OTA roll-out, then you can participate in the OxygenOS Open Beta program for your device. Now, OnePlus has announced that their latest Open Beta update built on Android 7.1.1 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T is rolling out.

In their patch notes, OnePlus mentions that the OxygenOS-specific improvements are mostly focused on the stock Gallery application. There’s a new photo editor with watermarking and photo straightening options, highlighting of newly added photos, location display while in grid view, grouping media by time, and adding the ability to hide folders or individual media. But the most exciting enhancements come from the fact that this build is based off of Android 7.1.1.

While Android 7.1 is not considered a major upgrade to the OS, it still brings some much needed enhancements to the platform such as improved touch latency, keyboard GIF insertion, and app shortcuts in the launcher. In my opinion, the improved touch latency alone is worth getting excited over, as many users who have upgraded to unofficial Android 7.1 builds on our forums note just how much the touch latency has been reduced.

Update: Many users on our forums and on Twitter report that touch latency has not been improved in this build. We did discover a neat trick that greatly improves performance anyways, and will be sharing that with you shortly.

Users should begin to receive an OTA update to this latest Open Beta if they are already participating in the Open Beta program, otherwise you can flash this update via ADB sideload. Do note that when you switch to receiving Open Beta OTAs, you will no longer receive any official OTA updates. But that’s a price you’ll have to pay if you want to live on the bleeding edge of official OxygenOS software. Though, users on our forums who have unlocked their bootloader have probably been living on the bleeding edge for quite a bit longer.

OxygenOS Open Beta 12 for the OnePlus 3 OxygenOS Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 3T