Last week, OnePlus introduced OxygenOS 5.0.2 – the first Oreo-based version of its custom Android overlay – to the OnePlus 5T. The software upgrade brought a plethora of new features, but many users in India were left bemused by the inclusion of Mkey, a multi-use SMS/keyboard app that required a suspicious amount of permissions and gathered a lot of user data.
OnePlus is testing new features for its latest flagship killers – the OnePlus 5 and 5T, so anyone who’s part of the beta program can try them out. Also, the latest OxygenOS update addresses some issues and adds some under the hood improvements, OnePlus states.
But the most important change is the removal of the Clipboard app that caused so much ruckus among OnePlus users lately. Even though the Chinese company recently released a statement denying the Clipboard app sends data to China, it appears that OnePlus caved in under users pressure and decided to remove it completely.
To sort of quote a line from Star Wars, “Sales must be strong with this OnePlus model.” The phone in question is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition in Sandstone white, which sold out quickly after being launched last month in India for 38,999 rupees ($615 USD). Indian consumers paid an extra 1,000 rupees ($15 USD) for the limited edition handset, which was equipped with 128GB of native storage.
Those who missed out on purchasing the phone when it was first available, collectively used a Jedi mind trick to get OnePlus to return to the Indian marketplace with the 5T Star Wars edition. …
Yet face unlocking is now gaining traction – not only because the technology has evolved, but also because fingerprint scanners in general are getting less convenient. Growing screens and shrinking bezels …
OnePlus is pushing yet another major update for its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T. For the time being, all the new features and improvements are available to those who are enrolled in the open beta program, but they are likely to be released to everyone in the coming weeks.
As the title says, the newest OxygenOS Open Beta adds quite a lot of new features to the OnePlus 5T, including the OnePlus Switch app, a new Clipboard, and Drawer categories. You can find below the full changelog of this update:
Launcher Updated to v2.3;Drawer categories …
The OnePlus 5T is one of the best phones you can get for around $500 and now it’s getting a brand new, “lava red” color version that looks exquisite.
A new, “Sandstone White” version of the OnePlus 5T is coming, and it does indeed look sleek! And although you may not be able to get your hands on the phone right away, what you can do is get the cool, new wallpaper on your phone right now!