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Android 10 Open Beta is now available for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, download it now

OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus 7 Pro (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • This is Oxygen OS Open Beta 1 for the 7 and 7 Pro
  • Included changes are full screen gestures, Game Space, Smart Display and more.
  • Stable builds of Android 9 are available should you need to roll back software.

It appears that rumors were true and that OnePlus has decided to let OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners in on Android 10 fun the same day that Google released final build for Pixel owners. The fan-favorite phones have received numerous updates since their launch earlier this year, and beta builds of Android 10 have been available for a few months. Now, the phones get Open Beta releases the same day as Google's Pixel phones get a stable update.

In a forum post (opens in new tab), OnePlus released Oxygen OS Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7. With this release, there are the expected bug fixes from previous developer preview builds as well as some added Oxygen OS features.

Changelog

System

  • Upgraded to Android 10 -Brand new UI design
  • Enhanced location permissions for privacy
  • New customization feature in the Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings

Full Screen Gestures

  • 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

Game Space

  • New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience

Smart display

  • Supported intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings - Display - Ambient Display - Smart Display)

Message

  • Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages - Spam - Settings -Blocking settings)

Known Issues

  • Application compatibility issues
  • Low probability of system lag and stability issues

As with all beta software, loading these builds onto a daily driver should be done with caution. If needed, OnePlus does include the process and software links for rolling back to stable Android.

Chris Wedel
Senior Editor - Smart Home
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.
3 Comments
  • Downloading and installing now, very excited
  • Man I wanna update my phone to the international version to receive quicker updates but I'm afraid I'll brick my T-Mobile device attempting it 🙃
  • Hahaha I'm in the same boat. Just wait it out.