When OnePlus confirmed that it won’t be rolling out an update to Android Nougat for the 2015 OnePlus 2, many people were not happy with the Chinese OEM.
However, those who chose to stay on are for sure enjoying the fruits of remaining loyal to OnePlus. The follow-ups to the OnePlus 2, the OnePlus 3 and 3T, are among the first non-Google phones to receive updates to Android Oreo. In fact, these two phones are among the best when it comes to software updates, if not talking about Google’s Pixel and Nexus lineup.
Not so long ago, OnePlus released a new Open Beta for the OnePlus 5 and 5T and not to leave the OnePlus 3 and 3T behind, the Chinese OEM has started rolling out a new update to the latter pair, which installs quite a number of new features, bug fixes as well as performance improvements.
Even though there are plenty of launchers out there, the OnePlus Launcher is still a great choice. For those who use it, there is a new “optimized shelf visual style” in the new update, which is not so clear what it really means, alongside an optimized and enhanced app shortcut menu. As for the gallery app, the new Open Beta brings a new photo map feature that allows users of the OnePlus 3 and 3T view photos by location, which is kinda cool.
Of all the new additions, the main highlight is the added support for both Bluetooth aptX and aptX HD, but we are hoping that the feature doesn’t turn out to be annoying as what OnePlus 5 Open Beta brought. Other updates include added emergency info (ICE) to your personal info, wireless hotspot management enhancements, better battery stats and a new Android security patch.
The new Open Beta is rolling out over the air, which means it may take some time before everyone gets it. Lucky enough, you can also download and flash it manually or even opt for the VPN trick. Whichever way suits you! Download links are available below.
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