OnePlus 6 gets Android 9.0 Pie OxygenOS Open Beta: Here are the new features

OnePlus has announced that its latest OnePlus 6 flagship smartphone is now eligible for Android 9.0 Pie operating system update for OxygenOS Open Beta members. Users will be able to test Android 9.0 Pie-based OxygenOS Open Beta 1. There is a new user interface of Android P that users will get along with new gesture navigation.

OnePlus has introduced colour customisation in the new interface for the Android 9.0 Pie OxygenOS Open Beta update. Also, the company has added a new ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode with adjustable settings along with a new ‘Gaming Mode 3.0’. Additionally, the release package brings in text notification mode and notification for 3rd party calls.

For those unaware, opting for the Open Beta program means users will no longer get stable OxygenOS updates in future. Also, note that the software changes on the Open Beta program can cause the phone erase data on it permanently. It is always advisable that you keep a backup of your personal before opting for the Open Beta membership.

OnePlus had earlier rolled out a software update to introduce features like slow motion video recording at [email protected] and [email protected] along with the ability to hide the notch display. However, the software update took away one cool feature from the OnePlus 6—’Always-on Ambient Display’. By default there was an option to turn-on the ‘Always-on Ambient Display’ in the OnePlus 6.

This is the first OnePlus smartphone to feature a ‘notch display’ (like the iPhone X) and a glass back. While for OnePlus 5T users, the smartphone appears as just an incremental update, for the rest, the OnePlus 6 appears to be an attractive deal for its price.

The OnePlus 6 has already received a number of updates since its launch. The company has provide several software updates for the older OnePlus 5T and 5 devices. Recently, OnePlus also introduced camera improvements and the latest Android security patch, in the OxygenOS 5.0.4 update for OnePlus 3 and 3T.

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