Earlier this month, OnePlus announced that they would update its older OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 6 Series devices to the new Android 10-based OxygenOS shortly. On Saturday, the company took the first steps to fulfill this promise with the rollout of Open Beta 1 which will update the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T to Android 10. Just to reiterate, as of this writing, only the OnePlus 6 series have started to receive the Android 10 update – albeit in beta. In case you are wondering about the changes that this beta version brings to the table, OnePlus has posted a detailed changelog that details these.
Let’s take a look.
OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T OxygenOS Android 10 Beta 1 update changelog
The changelog first talks about the major changes to the System and the UI. Apart from changing the software version of the phone from Android 9 Pie to Android 10, users updating to this beta version of OxygenOS will get to experience a redesigned UI. OnePlus has also enhanced location permissions for privacy. The new version also offers users a new customization feature in the settings menu that allows them to tinker with the icon shapes that show up in the quick settings menu. The new OS also adds a couple of additional sull-scree gestures.
Additionally, a bottom navigation bar has been added for quick access to recent apps. Another addition is something known as the Game Space feature that aggregates all your favorite titles in one place for easy access. For folks bothered about spam messages, they now get an option to block such messages.
OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T OxygenOS Android 10 Beta: How to get it?
In case you are already enrolled in the beta program and own a OnePlus 6 series device, you should get a prompt for the OTA update automatically. To sign up for the beta testing program – which is only recommended for advanced users – you will need to go to OnePlus’ official forum and download the beta update package directly from there. Do note that this beta version is only intended to be used on the unlocked versions of the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T. Before you commence the update, ensure that the device has at least 30% battery left and also has a minimum of 3GB of space left in the internal memory.