Last week OnePlus confirmed that it will update the OnePlus 5 and 6 series with Android 10. Recently, the company announced the rollout of Open Beta 1 which brings Android 10 to OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T.
The Android 10-based Open Beta 1 update includes new UI design and location permissions for the OnePlus 6 and 6T. Additionally, it comes with full-screen gestures that allow inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back.
After rolling out stable Android 10 to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro last month, OnePlus is now bringing the latest version of Android to its 2018 flagship smartphones. Last week, OnePlus shared its Android 10 update roadmap that included the OnePlus 6/6T and OnePlus 5/5T, promising that an OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 series would go live this month. Keeping to its word, the company today announced the first Android 10 beta for both devices.
The beta update also includes a new feature called Game Space which offers quick access to all your games and options like Fnatic Mode and Graphic Optimization in one place. The full changelog for OxygenOS Open Beta 1 (Android 10) is as follows:
- Upgraded to Android 10
- The brand new UI design
- Enhanced location permissions for privacy
- New customization feature in Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
- Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
- Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
- New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
- Intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings – Display – Ambient Display – Smart Display)
- Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings -Blocking settings)
You can share your feedback on the software and report bugs via the Community App to help the software development team iron out any major issues in the final release. In case you change your mind and want to go back to the Android Pie beta channel, you can download the rollback package from here for your respective model.
The Android 10 beta update is 1.7GB in size so make sure you’re connected to a WiFi network before downloading it. OnePlus also recommends you have at least 30% of battery left and 3GB of storage available on your device before you proceed to install the software update. You will not have to wipe any data if you are upgrading from an earlier version – either stable or beta – to this latest release, however, if you plan on rolling back to an older version, you will have to wipe data. If you make a backup using the built-in backup tool, you won’t have to worry about losing any data.
As per OnePlus’s update schedule, a stable version of Google Android 10 will arrive in November so we should see some more Open Betas in the coming weeks leading up to the final release. If you’re already on the beta channel, you should receive the OTA soon. Alternatively, you can also grab the OTA package from the links attached below and manually flash the update.
Users must ensure that their battery level is above 30 percent and a minimum of 3GB of available storage space is maintained in the device. If users wish to go back to the previous Android Pie version, they can download the rollback package from the links below: