02 June 2020
OnePlus is one of those companies that works closely with its consumers and consider their valuable feedback conscientiously. OnePlus listens to its community and their ideas to improve its OxygenOS and serve a better experience.
OnePlus runs a couple of programs where it hears the ideas and concerns of its consumers directly, one such initiative is IDEAS. It is a new platform using which the company engages even better and tries to implement the ideas shared by the users directly to its OxygenOS.
In a forum post, OnePlus has announced that the IDEAS beta phase has now come to end but during this journey, it has received over 5,000 “brilliant” ideas. It has adopted many ideas and decided to bring them on board soon.
On the community forum post, OnePlus has shared 5 ideas that it is adopting and may bring to OxygenOS soon. The most notable one is the Always-On Display or simply AOD. According to OnePlus, the development will be finished around June. The Always-on Display keeps a portion of your screen turned on to show basic things like date and time, and notifications as well like missed calls or messages from your contacts.
OnePlus removed LED indicators from its phones and users didn’t like this step as it removes the ability to be visually informed when any new notification arrives. Now, the AOD will help in a better way, in fact, by showcasing the icons of the notifications right on the screen.
Back in February, OnePlus adopted the Ambient mode that also showcases notifications right on the screen, but it is not helpful every time as it only shows missed things when the phone is charging, so this makes it different from a display that stays always on.
Other ideas that OnePlus is adopting from the IDEAS platform is the fingerprint lock for hidden pictures in the gallery. It has also adopted the idea that has received many likes from users, it is about playing sound when the battery is fully charged so that the users could know about it. Also, folders within the app drawer for even better organization and more essential features to Zen Mode are in the roadmap as well.
The forum post also enlists the features which it has not adopted.