OnePlus Releases OxygenOS Open Beta 7 for the OnePlus 3
While many are still anxiously awaiting the release of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 that is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, they have a new open beta build to help tide us over. There’s no need to worry though, OnePlus has said the Nougat update for both the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T will be coming next month. They didn’t give us an exact date, but assuming there aren’t any issues during QA testing, we should have the Android 7.0 update sometime in December.
For those OnePlus 3 owners who enjoy beta testing the newest features, you now have a new version of OxygenOS to test out. The latest update has been labeled Open Beta 7, and everyone who is already on an open beta (previously known as Community Builds) will receive a notification for this new OTA update. If you’re currently on the stable branch of OxygenOS, then you’ll need to manually download and sideload the update via ADB. OnePlus says your personal data should transfer over, but you should back it up anyway since there’s always a possibility of it being lost.
This update has a few new additions, a couple of things have been redesigned, and then there is the typical bug fixes and stability improvements. The biggest additions here are the new audio tuner, a new mechanism to freeze background applications, and the inclusion of Google’s November security patches. The team also redesigned the accent color system, as they changed up the user interface of the clock as well.
OnePlus lists “general bug fixes” and “increased system stability” in this list, but then also go into detail about a few specific bugs they fixed. For instance, they fixed a bug that would cause the screen to go black when exiting a game in horizontal orientation. They also fixed some launcher specific bugs that caused it to crash, along with some bugs that were causing the dial pad to crash.Source: OnePlus