OnePlus 3 and 3T Getting a Beta Update with New Dialer and Tweaked UI

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users have something to smile about, with the OEM currently rolling out a new update that brings much-needed changes to the two phones.

The first thing you need to know about this update is that it’s only available for those taking part in the OxygenOS Open Beta program. This is where the OEM first tests the waters before finally making the software available to all users via the public channels.

If you are part of the OxygenOS Open Beta program, there’s an update for OnePlus 3 that brings version 15 of the software to the device whereas those on OnePlus 3T will be updated to open beta 6. All of these updates are based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and so far, they are quite hefty, weighing in at 1.46GB.

Looking at the weight of the update, one would be expecting to see quite a lot coming into play. Well, there isn’t a lot, but there are a few additions you get following either update on your OnePlus flagship. According to the changelog, the tech company has confirmed that the updated OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will get a new phone dialer and changed interface for incoming calls.

In addition to the changed phone dialer interface, you also get a few other changes or rather optimizations to the Messages, Contacts and Settings apps. Furthermore, the Messages and Settings apps also get a new action bar.

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3 and 3T users who update to the latest Open Betas 15 and 6 respectively will also get optimized high power usage notifications as well as optimizations for Bluetooth and night mode. As usual, you also get bug fixes alongside performance enhancements, but there’s no word on when the two will receive the latest monthly security patch – or if it’s included.

The recent update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat meant that some users of OnePlus 3T could no longer be able to enjoy VoLTE calls. Whether this update has a fix for this issue or not is still unknown, but hopefully, we can count on you – the reader – to give us a heads-up of what other changes and/or improvements the new beta updates come with, other than what has already been highlighted!

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