OnePlus Launcher May Soon Get Courier Tracking Feature Using the User’s Phone Number

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OnePlus devices are known for plenty of reasons, one of the most notable ones being OxygenOS, the company’s skinned version of Android that is famous for its plethora of customizations and productivity features. The upcoming OxygenOS update is reportedly going to bring about yet another productive feature – the ability to track your courier details using your mobile number.

OnePlus Launcher 4.1.0 could bring a live courier tracking feature

A recent teardown of the latest beta build of the OnePlus Launcher (version 4.1.0.191023153137.21b0828) has revealed a hidden feature that might add live courier tracking to the roster.

Here is the alleged code snippet which has made us believe that the feature could go live in the coming updates –

<string name="quick_page_express_title">Courier tracking</string>
<string name="quick_page_settings_express_subtitle">Tracking the courier information using the phone number or courier number</string>
<string name="quick_page_settings_preference_express">quick_page_express_card_enabled</string>PASTE YOUR CODE HERE

How different is the feature from the typical Discover feed feature?

Though such feature is already available in the Discover feed section found on the Pixel devices (and many others that make use of a near-stock Android skin), that feature makes use of the Intel gathered from the email id that is used to make an account on the concerned eCommerce Avenue wherein you have shopped the item from. That essentially means that one gets a pretty generic detail about the actual status of the order (which is otherwise available on the e-commerce platform in any case).

The OnePlus live courier tracking feature would instead be making use of a person’s mobile number or the courier tracking ID that would ensure that an actual live status of the delivery is being provided all the time making it all the way more relevant and useful.

As of now, there is no word as to when the feature would actually go live, but since the code is right there in the latest build, we can very well assume that we would get to see it hit the devices in the coming weeks.

That said, there have been instances wherein the companies never actually make the features available in the source codes of their APKs live, so we might as well take the news with a pinch of salt as of now.

If, in case, you want to try out the latest features which are only exclusive to the beta versions of theĀ OnePlus Launcher, you can enroll for theĀ OnePlus Launcher beta program right away by following the link below.

Enroll for the OnePlus Launcher beta program

It is also worth noticing that you can only install the APK on devices which are currently running on Android 10, which are –

As of now, this is all we know about the latest update, but we are sure to receive further intel on the same in the coming days.

What are your thoughts on the latest OnePlus Launcher update? Is it really worth it? Do let us know in the comments section below.


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