OnePlus always stick to its schedule of releasing regular updates to the OxygenOS for its users. Manu J., the Global Product Operations Manager of OnePlus, announced in the OnePlus forum that the company has started rolling out the Android 10-based update for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T devices. However, the update is being rolled out to limited devices for now and the mass rollout is expected in the near term.
As per the schedule revealed in the launch event of the OnePlus 7T series in London on October 10, the release of the official stable version is due this month. Therefore, the rollout of a few limited-devices updates before the release of the official version is expected to ensure the updates remain bug-free. Changelog for the new update is as follows:
- Upgraded to Android 10
- Brand new UI design
- Enhanced location permissions for privacy
- New customization feature in Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
- General bug fixes and improvements
- Full Screen Gestures
- Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
- Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
- Game Space
- New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
- Contextual Display
- Intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings – Display – Ambient Display – Contextual Display)
- Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings – Blocking settings)
The changelog of the OxygenOS 10.0 update suggests a number of changes that we have seen in the Open Beta 1 build update in late October. They include a brand new UI, enhanced location permissions for improved privacy, a customization feature in Settings that will allow you to select icon shapes displaying in the Quick Settings, and a Game Space feature that will help you to gather all the gaming apps at one place for convenient access and smoother gaming experience.
The update also brings new full-screen gestures such as inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back and a bottom navigation bar that will allow switching between recently opened apps in left or right. It also enables smart display that will provide time, location, and events based information for Ambient Display.
Lastly, the update is adding the ability to block spam messages by keyword, which can be done by navigating to Messages > Spam > Settings > Blocking settings. However, the Hide Notch (display cutout) option is not given out in the update.