13 November 2019
UPDATE (November 4th, 2019):
OnePlus has now released Android 10 stable version for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T users. It was under public beta testing for the past couple of weeks and is ready for prime time. The changelog for the public release is said to the same one as the beta build which we mentioned in the original coverage.
It is being released in limited numbers ahead of a wider rollout. This is how OnePlus likes to release new software updates to avoid widespread of any bug that may have gone unnoticed during the beta testing phase. While you will receive the update notification automatically, you can also check for the same manually by visiting system settings.
Original (October 21st, 2019)
OnePlus recently released OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro smartphones with Android 10 out of the box but it has also not forgotten about older models. It upgraded the OnePlus 7 series to the latest Android version last month and now, it is time for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T series owners to get the taste of Android 10.
As per the official announcement, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T users can now download OxygenOS open beta based on Android 10. It is the first open beta aimed at collecting essential feedback before going for the stable release. There will surely be a few more open beta builds ahead of the stable version rollout.
It should be noted that since it is a beta version and that too first build, you should be ready to encounter any unexpected bugs and performance issues. This is because it is not a finished product by any means and still needs some work before it can be. It is the reason we will not recommend you to install the public beta unless you know what you are getting into.
Here is the complete OnePlus 6 Android 10 open beta 1 changelog:
- Upgraded to Android 10
- Brand new UI design
- Enhanced location permissions for privacy
- New customization feature in Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
Full Screen Gestures
- Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
- Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
- New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
- Intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings - Display - Ambient Display - Smart Display)
- Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages - Spam - Settings -Blocking settings)
All the steps that one needs to follow to install the beta build are mentioned on the official OnePlus forums post. With this rollout, OnePlus is following the Android 10 update roadmap as it announced earlier this month. Next up, it will be updating OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T to the new Android version but that has been scheduled for Q2 2020. It means if you are using any of these two smartphones, you have a few months to wait before you can receive the open beta.