OnePlus is working on a one-handed mode for OxygenOS
OnePlus’ OxygenOS is undoubtedly one of the best Android skins out there. It offers a near stock Android experience, while still packing some essential features and customization options. One of the main reasons behind OxygenOS’ success is the fact that OnePlus pays close attention to customer feedback and keeps modifying the OS with each successive update. For instance, at the recent OnePlus 7T Pro launch event the company unveiled an instant translation feature. The feature, which is currently in development, aims to help users communicate without any language barriers. But this isn’t the only useful feature that’s making its way to OxygenOS. In a recent AMA for the OnePlus 7T series, the company has revealed that it’s also working on a one-handed mode.
During the AMA on OnePlus’ forums, a concerned user asked if OnePlus was working on implementing a one-handed mode. Their question was based on the fact that devices are getting longer and wider, making them difficult to use. In response, OnePlus’ Software Product Manager Zed Z. said, “We are working on the one hand mode. Please stay tuned.” However, the company revealed no further information about the upcoming mode or its release date.
It’s worth noting that OnePlus is one of the only few manufacturers that doesn’t include a one-handed mode in its Android skin. Most other manufacturers, including Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, etc., have been offering a one-handed mode on their respective skins for quite some time. The mode really comes in handy while using devices with large bezel-less display, as it brings all of the UI elements closer to the chin of the phone. Once released, the new one-handed mode in OxygenOS will definitely help OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro users, both of which aren’t easy to use with a single hand.
In the last couple of months, OnePlus has added a slew of useful features to OxygenOS. There’s the native screen recorder, challenges in ZenMode, homescreen-only app layout for the OnePlus launcher, and even some India-specific features.
Source: OnePlus Forums
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