OnePlus was once one of the fastest smartphone makers rolling out updates. However, this has been changing since the last year when the company introduced OxygenOS 11. The company is taking longer than usual to update its smartphones. We can understand that this is because the firm now has a myriad of smartphones to support. In the past, this software support was just limited to its flagships. The first flagships always got the update first, the ones getting it at the last minute are usually devices with two years or more. Based on this, the company currently offers support for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. Today, the devices are getting a new Open Beta of OxygenOS 11.
The first Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 Open beta was released for the OnePlus 6 and 6T in early July. It was ahead of the previously promised, as we’re expecting the first betas for August. The company also surprised users with a second beta for these devices. Now, we’re in August, and OnePlus is rolling out the third Open Beta update.
OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 6/6T brings many updates
The new OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 3 optimizes background process management to improve battery life. The update also fixes the failure to enable VoWiFi. Moreover, it addresses the issue causing Work-Life Balance to not work when the screen was locked. It also enhances the video playback of the YouTube app and increases the smoothness of the content. As usual, there are a lot of underhood optimizations to enhance system total stability. In the same way, it fixes some issues that haven’t been disclosed.
The update will be small for those in the open beta program. The 191 MB update will arrive over the air for users in the beta program. Those who are running stable OxygenOS 10 will need to manually flash the beta firmware.
One time that the OxygenOS 11 Beta program is progressing smoothly for these devices, we can expect a stable release in a near future. It’s nice to see the company updating devices from 2018. Unfortunately, Android 11 may not be as appealing as it was one year ago. In less than a month, we expect Google to unveil Android 12 in all its glory. Shortly after this release, many OEMs will start to unveil their respective versions of the Operating System. By that time, the OnePlus 6 and 6T will already be outdated with Android 11. Thankfully, users will be able to switch to the Custom ROM community which should keep updating these devices for a long time.