OnePlus 3 and 3T OxygenOS Open Beta update brings call gestures, aptX support and more

The OxygenOS Open beta update brings a new incoming call interface that enables to swipe down/ swipe down to answer or reject a call

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Highlights

    • OxygenOS Open beta update brings new Dialer
    • Adds aptX codec support
    • Brings high power usage notifications

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS Open Beta update (Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 3T and Open Beta 15 for the OnePlus 3) for the flagship smartphones OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T(Review). The latest OxygenOS Open Beta update includes a number of new features and a few tweaks in the UI as well.

The update brings a new dialer and incoming call interface that will allow the user to swipe down to answer it or swipe down to reject a call. There is a new collapsible action bar as well available for Messages and Settings. Besides, the new OxygenOS Open update adds support for the aptX codec, which is basically a ‘streaming protocol’ that offer better audio quality when using compatible headphones. The feature is enabled by default, however, users can turn it off from the Developer Settings menu.

Other new features listed in the changelog include- optimisation for Night mode, high power usage notifications and standard bug fixes.

OnePlus in its community forum has posted the following release note and description for the new Open Beta build-

New dialer and incoming call interface

  • We created a new answering mechanic to go along with the refreshed UI below: Swipe down to answer and swipe up to reject an incoming call

UI optimizations for Messages, Settings and Contacts

  • Refreshed UI

New action bar for Messages and Settings

  • Collapsible and expandable action bar (more to come in the future)

Optimized high power usage notifications

  • Optimizedthe system which notifies you when apps are using a lot of battery
    Bluetooth optimizations
    Night mode optimizations
    Bug fixes

As usual, users who have already flashed a previous Open Beta build will receive the update via OTA (over-the-air), while those running the stable version of OxygenOS will have to flash it manually by downloading it from downloads.oneplus.net