12 November 2018
While users are still waiting for Android 9 Pie update on their OnePlus 5 and 5T, OnePlus has released OxygenOS Open Beta 17 and OpenBeta 15. These beta updates bring in a lot of improvements and changes to the system.
The new beta update comes with a Game mode 3.0, Front facing portrait mode for Bokeh effect, August security patch, improved weather forecast app and a new version of Note app. The call recording in India had some known bugs, seems like they’ve been fixed too.
The complete change list is as follows:
- Added Toast message source for Toast messages sent by background apps
- Added description about sleep standby optimization when the function is turned on for the first time
- Optimized background power consumption control
- Fixed call recording issue in India
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.8
- Added portrait mode for the front camera
Gaming mode 3.0
- Added call suspension notification
- Added text notification mode
- UI and interaction optimization
- Hourly weather forecast
- 8 units of meteorological data including precipitation probability and Perceived temperature
- Improved weather data accuracy
- New OxygenOS UI
- Optimized process for sharing notes as an image
- UI optimization
Since this is a beta release it is most likely that all these features may make their way to regular update, however, keep in mind that beta updates may not be stable and may have some known and unknown bugs. In case you run into some trouble feel free to connect with OnePlus support or forums.