New open beta for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T brings interesting new features

OnePlus has done well when it comes to providing its latest devices with software updates. Right now, the company is running several beta programs of which anyone can join. The purpose is for OnePlus to gather feedback on upcoming features so that it can fix issues and improve stability for the final release. The latest open beta is for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Here is what’s included.

OnePlus has been hard at work keeping things up to date, and we compliment the company for doing so. Open beta 5 is rolling out over-the-air to OnePlus 5 testers as we speak, and open beta 3 is on its way to the newer OnePlus 5T. Both firmware updates include typical bug fixes and system improvements, but there’s also something a bit more.

As listed on the change-logs, the OnePlus Phone app is gaining an ability. One can now enable a gesture that when your phone is picked up off a surface, will automatically answer the call. We’ve seen this feature on a handful of other Android devices, and it’ll be nice to have it on the new OnePlus phones. OnePlus has also applied a CPU security patch on both devices and removed its Clipboard feature due to various issues with the functionality.

The OnePlus 5T gains one extra feature which is that of iPhone X-like navigation control. One can use gestures to control their device rather than the buttons on the navigation bar. This setting will be off my default but can be enabled by going to settings and disabling the navigation bar. Additionally, in India, SMS categorization has been added.

You can still enroll in the OnePlus Open Beta Program if you have a OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T, at the company’s website. Just know that you’re sacrificing performance, battery life and reliance on certain functions once you get on board.

Shall you want to learn more about Android updates, hit up our Droid Updates Series that runs weekly, where we provide a roundup of all the updated devices each week.

SOURCE OnePlus Forums [OnePlus 5] [OnePlus 5T]

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