Here are the features OnePlus is considering for future OxygenOS releases

Here are the features OnePlus is considering for future OxygenOS releases

OnePlus is riding high after the launch of the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 Pro, specifically, has gone on to impress a lot of people with its performance, which shouldn’t be surprising considering the fact that the phone sports top of the line specifications. What was surprising though, was that the camera on the device produced results that were not good, despite the presence of capable hardware. OnePlus listened to the feedback provided by early adopters, promised improvements for the camera, and delivered updates that did improve the quality (though there’s still plenty of scope left).

Now, OnePlus is sharing the feedback that it has received from users for new features as well as for improvements to existing features in OxygenOS.

Q: Will OnePlus 7 Pro support horizon light customization?
A: We understand users’ pain point of not having a notification light on their devices. We are looking into this, as well other alternatives to implement AOD in a battery-friendly way.

Q: Will the OnePlus 7 Pro support video recording using the ultra-wide camera?
A: This feature request has already been approved and is currently under development. We know how anxious you are for this feature and we hear you.

Q: Is it possible to implement folders in the app drawer?
A: We know that this is a way to find apps fast and efficiently. We are looking into this.

Q: Will Oxygen OS support adaptive icons using the OnePlus launcher?
A: We are working on it.

Q: Will OnePlus add a step counter in a future update?
A: We will merge this feature into the routine of OnePlus Shelf development to bring this functionality to you without adding any bloatware to the system.

Q: Will it be possible to see more apps when accessing the recent apps menu?
A: This feature request is approved and under development.

Q: Why does the background application pause while using quick reply in the landscape?
A: We are working on a new way to improve users’ experience.

Q: Will you add a charging sound effect?
A: This feature request is approved and under development.

Q: Will it be possible to customize the duration of zen mode?
A: Yes, we are working on it.

Q: Will it be possible to block messages by specific keyword?
A: Currently the function is under closed beta testing. We will release it soon if there are no major issues.

Q: Will it support blocking calls in phone settings?
A: This function is already being tested in the open beta program. Please be patient.

Q: Will digital wellbeing be supported on OnePlus devices?
A: Currently this function is in OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T’s open beta program.​

OxygenOS employs the OnePlus Launcher as the primary way to access and launch apps. Several users have grown accustomed to the functionality that the launcher provides, but there’s still work to be done on more features. Features like adaptive icon support are already in development, while other features like app drawer folders are under consideration. Other features under development and testing in OxygenOS are call blocking, Digital Wellbeing, blocking SMS on the basis of keywords, changing the duration of Zen Mode, and displaying more apps in the Recents menu.

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For the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus has assured users that it is working on bringing video recording support for the ultra-wide camera. The company is also exploring customization options for the Horizon Light feature, as well as alternatives like Always-On Display. It is good to see OnePlus taking cognizance of the feedback from users, working accordingly, and being vocal about it. More communication is always better than no communication, and we certainly appreciate it.

Source: OnePlus Forums

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Aamir Siddiqui
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I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]