Android 10 Beta Now Available for the OnePlus 6 and 6T

Oct 20, 2019 10:38 EDT
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Based on an earlier OxygenOS update, it was evident that the OnePlus 6 and 6T would receive Android 10 before September ends. Three weeks into October, both devices have finally received Android 10 in the form of OxygenOS 10.0. Here's the full changelog according to OnePlus' website:

  • System
    • Upgraded to Android 10
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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)

The changelog looks more or less identical to a stable version of Android 10 that made its way to the OnePlus 7 series earlier last month. Apart from the standard Android 10 features such as enhanced privacy options, new navigation gestures, and Smart Replies, there are some OxygenOS-specific improvements such as Game Space and Smart Display. Game Space lets you find all your games organised in one place. It also gives you access to options like Fnatic Mode and Graphic Optimization. It also has Digital Wellbeing integrated into it, allowing you to know the time spent on each game app.

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Android 10 also gives you more customization settings, including the lock screen, system, and three preset themes. In lock screen customization, you can choose your favorite clock style, fingerprint animation, and wallpaper. You can read more about the new OnePlus-specific changes here. This build is only for international, unlocked variants of the OnePlus 6 and 6T and is available for sideloading here (OnePlus 6) and here (OnePlus 6T).

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