Latest OnePlus 3 and 3T update brings Face Unlock, new app shortcuts design, more

OnePlus promised to bring Face Unlock feature to both the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones and even did that via an open beta update that users could install if they wanted. However, the latest OxygenOS update makes the feature available to everyone owning either of the two OnePlus smartphones.

But Face Unlock is not the only new feature introduced in the latest OxygenOS 5.0.3 update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The Chinese company added the May security patch as well, along with improvements to Launcher, Gallery, File Manager and Weather apps.

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OnePlus confirms Face Unlock is coming soon to the OnePlus 3 and 3T

Great news for OnePlus users, as the Chinese handset maker has just confirmed two other of its smartphones will receive the Face Unlock feature via a software update. Although the OnePlus 5T was the first smartphone launched by the company to include this security feature, the OnePlus 5 got it as well.

Three weeks ago OnePlus announced that by popular demand, Face Unlock will be added to the OnePlus 5, and one week later delivered on that promise via an Open Beta update.

During an interview with CNET, OnePlus’ co-founder Carl Pei confirmed the OnePlus 3 …

User spots OnePlus 3T sending their clipboard data to servers in China

OnePlus gets in hot water every now and again over privacy concerns, and now, there’s another little controversy brewing. A keen OnePlus 3T user who happened to be monitoring the traffic that goes in and out of their network noticed something weird when they updated to the latest beta build for their device. Apparently, the handset was sending clipboard information directly to AliBaba Group servers.

So, basically, anything you hit “copy” on — web addresses, contacts, photos, etc. — can be sent over to AliBaba, which is one of the biggest e-commerce sites to come out of China.

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OxygenOS 5.0.1 update for OnePlus 3 and 3T brings adaptive mode, more

OnePlus continues to bring new features and improvements to the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones. There have been at least two important updates that these devices received this month only, but OnePlus doesn’t seem to have finished and we can expect more to be released early next year.

Although the last OnePlus 3 and 3T update of the year is nothing major, it still brings a couple of new features that were requested by fans. Also, the December security patch is making its way into both OnePlus smartphones less than a month after its official release.

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OnePlus 3 and 3T get new Notes app, weather widget, quick clipboard, and more in latest beta update

Despite not being the latest OnePlus models out on the market anymore, the OnePlus 3 and 3T continue to receive updates that fix issues and introduce new software features on a regular basis.

Today, new Open Beta patches have been made available for the two 2016 high-end models. The updates carry different names (OxygenOS Open Beta 29 for the OP 3 and 20 for the OP 3T), but the changes included are basically identical. Still, there’s a lot of new stuff on board, so let’s take a look at the entire patch log:

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OnePlus 3 and 3T getting lots of improvements with OxygenOS Open Beta 28 and 19

After rolling out OxygenOS 5.0-based on Android Oreo update last week, OnePlus is now releasing the first open beta build for OnePlus 3 and 3T. The updates are identical in terms of changes, at least according to OnePlus.

Most of the changes are aimed at the core of the software that comes pre-installed on these phones, but there are a few for Launcher, Gallery, and Contacts as well. Also, there’s at least one known issue that will hopefully be patched in the next update. You can find below the full changelog of OxygenOS Open Beta 28 and 19, depending on what smartphone …

OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

The moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally come, as OnePlus announced the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update is now available for two of its popular flagship: OnePlus 3 and 3T.

Two months ago OnePlus released a beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo for OnePlus 3, but the update was available to a limited number of users. However, the company promised to make the update available to everyone by the end of the year.

Although we can’t say the same thing about the newly announced OnePlus 5T, it makes perfect sense for the Chinese company to choose …

OnePlus 3 and 3T getting new OxygenOS Open Beta update, lots of changes incoming

Despite the fact that media headlines are focused on the new OnePlus 5T, the Chinese company had a few other aces up its sleeve. The release of a new OxygenOS update for OnePlus 3 and 3T can be considered one since it comes with many changes meant to improve overall user experience.

Owners of the OnePlus 3T enrolled in the beta program should look for Open Beta 18, while OnePlus 3 beta testers will receive Open Beta 27. Although they are numbered differently, the updates include the same changes.

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OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users can now download a beta version of Android 8.0

Back during the dog days of August, OnePlus announced that for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, Android 8.0 will be the last major OS update that they will receive. Thanks to OnePlus’ Open Beta program, a beta version of Android 8.0 is now available for the two aforementioned models. There are some known issues with this build, not surprising considering its beta status, and not all of the features will be running smoothly, or even running at all.

First things first. The official changelog for the beta includes the September Android security patch along with the following:

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OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving OxygenOS 4.5.0 update, here is what's new

Great news for OnePlus fans who decided to go for the OnePlus 3 or 3T, as the Chinese company continues to release updates almost on a weekly basis. The last OxygenOS 4.5.0 update is rolling out as we speak and bring a lot of small improvements into the mix.

You might not receive the update immediately since the OTA is pushed in waves, but OnePlus has just confirmed that everyone will get it in the next few days, so you should continue to tap that “Check for Update” button from time to time.

Before listing the official changelog, it’s worth pointing out that …