Want to test whatever features OnePlus has in the books for its Android 12 update? OnePlus announced that anyone can apply to join its Closed Beta today, if you're ready to dive into some buggy, experimental code and keep it a secret from everyone.
OnePlus has confirmed that it is working on a toggle for its 'optimized mode' which will give users the ability to choose whether it wants to prioritize performance or battery life. This new feature wouldn't arrive until OxygenOS 12, which won't be arriving until after Android 12 is released.
Owners of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are not getting the full performance of many popular apps, and OnePlus should have been more upfront about this "feature." We interviewed the investigator who broke the story to learn more, along with other smartphone experts on what this means for the brand.
After a report claimed that OnePlus was intentionally throttling the performance of popular apps, the company seems to have confirmed the claims. The reason for this has to do with improving battery life and overheating issues that have plagued the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.