OnePlus open beta update for OnePlus 5 & 5T removes Clipboard app, brings new gestures

OnePlus removed Clipboard, the app that caused fracas among users and accused the company of sending data to China

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Highlights

    • OnePlus releases open beta build for OnePlus 5 & 5T
    • The update includes SMS categorisation function specifically for Indian users
    • Open Beta 3 brings iPhone X like Navigation gestures

OnePlus has released new OxygenOS open beta for the flagship models, OnePlus 5 and OnPlus 5T. The open beta 5 for the OnePlus 5 and open beta 3 for the OnePlus 5T packages tons of new features including a CPU security patch.

Notably, OnePlus has removed Clipboard, the app that caused fracas among users and even put accusation on the company for sending user data to China. The Chinese OEM had issued a statement denying the app sending information from OnePlus devices to China. Whatever the case might be, the app has been completely removed for good.

Talking about the inclusion of new features, the latest open beta brings Navigation gestures quite similar to the iPhone X that will allow users to hide soft buttons and use the recent, home and ‘switcher functionality’ with gestures. The new open beta builds also include SMS categorisation function, specifically for Indian users, that auto-sorts SMS into categories.

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The update addresses issues and brings several improvements as well. Here’s the complete changelog listed on the official OnePlus forum-

Phone

  • Added pick-up gesture switcher {Users can now choose which way you slide (up or down) to pick up a phone call}
  • New Navigation gestures that you can enable by going into settings and disabling the nav bar.

System

  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Removed Clipboard function
  • Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218

India only

  • Added SMS categorization function for India only (A feature that auto-sorts your SMS messages into categories)

The latest updates include Android security patch for December 2017. OnePlus notify that since it’s a beta update, it may carry potential bugs. In case you have flashed Open Beta build in your device before, you will receive the update via OTA (over-the-air). For those who haven’t flashed yet, they can do it manually by downloading it from downloads.oneplus.net.

If you aren’t the adventurous types or these changes don’t appeal to you much, simply wait for the final stable build.