Sadly enough, the first OnePlus 6 update took us away from the much loved Always-On display feature. And since this feature is gone people have been waiting to find out the moment when it will return. We have a very reliable source suggesting that this display feature will make a comeback very soon but not in the way that we expect.
And since the focus of this article is going to be centered on the relationship between OnePlus 6 and Google’s latest OS Android P, we would also like to briefly mention some of our favorite features from this operating system. We also want to remind you of the speculated list of phones that will be the first to get the official Android P upgrade.
Always-On feature to return
It is time that we mention the source which suggested that this feature will return very soon. If you thought it would be a well-trusted blog or some Twitter or Reddit account, then you are wrong. This information came directly from the mouth of a OnePlus employee. He said that this feature might be added with Android P beta. This implied that OnePlus 6 owners would be able to enjoy this feature but only when the stable version of Android P is going to be released. And when will that happen exactly? Well, it has been roughly estimated that this fall we will finally have the official Android P version on our hands.
So, OnePlus 6 owners, you will have to wait until Android 9.0 is out since this display feature will not come with some small security or software patch in the meantime. The next short-term OS update will focus on a short list of things. Among them we can count the lack of a selfie portrait mode, no DND feature, fixing autofocus issues and clearing the three random dots appearing next to the Wi-Fi bar. Users have complained of the fact that the Call sound seems to disappear when they switch to the loudspeaker, so this problem will also have to be addressed. Last but not least, there is a problem with a notch overlap from some apps with OnePlus 6 and the fact that there is no battery percentage option available.
Phones to get Android P
Ever since Google unveiled their next Android P operating system at them I/O conference recently, people have been very antsy to find out which smartphones were going to be the first to get this update once the OS is stable and in its final form. The first evident and natural guess was the Pixel line of smartphone and the Nexus one. Now, some speculate that the list will include some top of the line smartphones from Samsung and we are here to tell you which ones are expected to make the jump.
The list includes The Galaxy S9 and S9+, the S8 and S8+, The S7, S7 Edge and S7 Active and the Note 8. Other smartphones that will probably get the update are the A8 and A8+, the C9 Pro, the J7 Pro, the C7 Pro, and the A6, A6+ and J6 which all came out this year. The top range phones on the list were an obvious guess, but the fact that Samsung could release Android P for more middle range phones such as the A6, A6+, and the J6 is a welcomed sight.
Our favorite things about Android P
Since we got this far into the article, I think it is the right time to mention some of the things that we have fallen in love with when it comes to Android P. The first thing, which will be a lifesaver for most, is the notch support option. Since more and more Android brands have decided to borrow Apple’s design and incorporate it into their flagship phones, this feature will come in handy for those of us that cannot stand the curved display around the notch, preferring a classier look.
Another thing that we already love is the App Time limit feature. In a nutshell, it will help curb some app addictions by setting a timer where the user chooses how much time he or she wants to spend a day on the app. When the time is up, the app is gray, and the user cannot open it.
A security problem that Android P will fix is cutting the Mic and Camera access for apps that run in the background. Not a big concern for most users, but a security breach that needed to be addressed as soon as possible. Android P is also out there to help developers by offering support for Multi-Camera API. This entails that (since more and more smartphones now come with dual cameras on the rear end) developers will be able to incorporate this feature and let their apps use these dual cameras (if need be).