New OxygenOS Open Betas bring Dialer Swipe Gestures, Action Bar for Messages and Settings, and more

New OxygenOS Open Betas bring Dialer Swipe Gestures, Action Bar for Messages and Settings, and more

Another month, another open beta release: OnePlus has just released a new Open Beta for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. This Open Beta is labeled as Open Beta 15 for the OnePlus 3, and Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 3T, although the change log for both devices is the same. The download links are different, though, so it’s a good idea to download the correct build for your device.

OnePlus details the following changelog for Beta 15/6:

  • UI optimizations for Messages, Settings and Contacts
  • New dialer and incoming call interface – OnePlus has created a new answering mechanic to go along with the ‘refreshed UI’ mentioned above. Now, swipe down to answer and swipe up to reject an incoming call
  • New action bar for Messages and Settings – Collapsible and expandable action bar (with more to come in the future)
  • Optimized high power usage notifications – Optimized the system which notifies you when apps are using a lot of battery
  • Bluetooth optimizations
  • Night mode optimizations
  • Bug fixes

This change log is over the previous Beta 14/5, which brought several fixes and optimizations for Bluetooth, Night Mode, and the Launcher over Open Beta 13/4. There is no mention on whether the I/O bug has been fixed in either Beta 14/5 or Beta 15/6, so we’ll have to test to see if it’s still there.

To try out the latest Open Beta, download Open Beta 15 for OnePlus 3 and Open Beta 6 for OnePlus 3T. Users who are already on the Open Beta branch will receive this update as an OTA. Do note that moving back to the Stable branch from Open Beta will involve a full clean flash.

What are your thoughts on the new Open Beta? Which feature are you looking forward to? Do you like the new UI changes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source 1: OnePlus 3 Forums Source 2: OnePlus 3T Forums

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

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]