OnePlus is one of the few companies that roll out software updates as soon as Google announces a new version of Android. The first stable build of Android 10 was released by Google on September 3rd, 2019 so OnePlus released its first beta for the Android 10 Oxygen OS soon after.
The second beta to the Android 10 Oxygen OS was also released recently. This update is a “fix” update which removed most of the common bugs from the first beta but did not add any new features. It is essential to note that the second beta was released within two weeks of the release of the first Android 10 Oxygen OS beta.
With the new beta of the Android 10 Oxygen OS, the overall functionality of Oxygen OS is improved which includes fixing crashes related with fingerprint unlocking, built-in gestures, multitasking and parallel apps, and lots more. If you want to know about all the bug fixes, you can take a look at the complete changelog at the OnePlus Forums here.
Some of the bug fixes in the new beta are also given below: –
- The new update improves the stability of the system by fixing crucial bugs.
- There was an issue with parallel Whatsapp application which crashed the System UI, this issue has been fixed with the new update.
- There was an issue of the dark screen on the lock screen while opening games which are now fixed.
- Sometimes the status bar did not render the UI elements, which has been fixed.
- The default OnePlus gestures caused the system to crash which is fixed too.
- The WiFi icon in the quick settings menu has been redesigned.
- Fingerprint unlock no longer causes the system to crash.
- Notification bar animations have been optimized for a smoother feel.
If you are a part of the beta program for OnePlus, you may see a notification to update to the next beta version of Oxygen OS soon. The update is of 133 Megabytes and won’t take much time to install. However, if your OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro device does not receive the beta 2 update, you can sideload the new software yourself by referring to the OnePlus guide here.
Take note that if you roll into the beta program, you will receive updates for new beta software automatically via OTAs but you will not receive stable builds. If you wish to revert to the stable path, you will have to flash the software again which will delete all of the data.
There is speculation that the Android 10 beta for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T will be rolling out soon as they are running the Android Q Developer Preview already.