OnePlus 7 and 7T get OxygenOS Open Beta 17 / 7 with August 2020 security patch

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OnePlus recently announced a new schedule for its OxygenOS Open Beta releases. The company wants to improve the overall stability of the public beta builds. So, instead of releasing multiple releases, the company will roll out a single OTA per month. Following the new strategy, the Chinese firm is rolling out a new set of Open Beta Builds with August Security Patch and a bunch of bug fixes for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series.

As aforementioned the update bumps Android Security Patch Level straight to August 2020. OnePlus wasn’t the company with the best track record for security patches. However, this is finally changing. Apart from the security updates, the company also introduced a new user assistance feature. It includes tips on how to use the smartphone. If you want to check it, just head over to the Settings >> OnePlus Tips & Help Sub-menu.

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OnePlus 7 – Open Beta 17 / OnePlus 7T – Open Beta 7 update changelog

  • System
    • Newly added user assistance feature to help user master usage skills quickly(Route: Settings>OnePlus Tips&Help)
    • Fixed the abnormal error occurred in Lockbox
    • Fixed the auto-start issue with QXDM logs after reboot
    • Optimized user experience with a long screenshot in some scenarios
    • Updated Android security patch to 2020.08
  • Messages
    • Optimized the categorization, messages of the same contact now merged in one card(India only)
  • File Manager
    • Fixed the issue that File Manager did not display some downloaded documents of apps
  • Network
    • Improved the stability of Wi-Fi transfers

The company rolled out respective updates for all the four devices composing the OnePlus 7 family. That includes the vanilla OnePlus 7, the 7 Pro as well as the 7T and 7T Pro smartphones.

OnePlus has been one of the best companies providing Android updates for their smartphones. With the release of Android 11, we expect the company to roll out the respective update for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series. While the OnePlus 8 series will be among the first smartphones to get the update, we’re pretty sure that the OP7 will also get it since these devices are still eligible for one more major Android 10 update. In fact, the company should provide an Android 11 update even for 2018’s OnePlus 6 and 6T series. The company’s commitment in providing software updates should be one of the major reasons to attract customers now that OnePlus is entering other segments with the OnePlus Nord smartphones.

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