26 May 2020
The OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T smartphones have both gained their new OxygenOS Open Beta builds. The OxygenOS Open Beta 35 for the OnePlus 5 and the Open Beta 33 for the OnePlus 5T bring one most important feature from the OnePlus 7 Pro. It’s the Zen Mode that helps you to take a break from your phone for 20 minutes. During this period, the Mode temporarily mutes notifications, but you can make emergency calls and receive calls as well. Also, it locks down all the apps for this specific period but the camera stays unlocked for you.
Apart from this interesting addition, the new Open Beta builds of the two devices bring several improvements. There are improved animation effects when switching between pages, something which the OnePlus 6/6T devices also gained recently via their beta builds. In fact, other changes are also similar. Take a look at the changelog –
- General bug fixes and stability improvements
- Improved scrolling experience for switching between pages
- Weather cards for multiple cities can now be rearranged or deleted by tapping and holding on them
- Optimized user experience by allowing you to use this app while app permission to access GPS location is disabled
- Improved animation effects when switching between pages
- Improved experience with searching for contacts
- Optimized Quick Responses for declined calls and supported editing Quick Responses
- Zen Mode
- Added Zen Mode helping you keep away from the screen and back to life for 20 minutes
It’s great to see that the old devices are also gaining the same treatment and similar improvements and optimizations from OnePlus.
If you want to join the beta builds program, you must note that these builds aren’t as stable as the official OTAs.