Today in Android: OnePlus 3 and 3T Get OxygenOS 5.0.4 Update and More
The OnePlus 3 and 3T still receive timely updates and security patches, despite their age. However, Oreo is very likely the end of the road for both 2016 flagships. Users will have to look for community-driven alternatives such as Lineage OS if they want to get a taste of Android P. Thankfully, OnePlus still manages to eke out an occasional update or two for the devices. Today, the OnePlus 3 and 3T received a minor update. Here is the full changelog:
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.7
- Improved image quality for the front camera
- Fixed manual ISO setting issue of 3rd party camera apps
- Fixed parallel WhatsApp crash issue
- Fixed front camera zoom-in issues for Snapchat
Apart from a few camera improvements here and there, the update primarily focuses on bumping the device up to the July security patch. Like all staggered rollouts, it might take a few days for all users to receive the alert encouraging you to update. OnePlus states that there are more updates in the pipeline for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Who knows, they might even get Oreo 8.1 at some point.
Galaxy S9 update enables Super Slow-mo recording for 0.4 seconds at 480 fps
The super slow motion video capabilities albeit impeccable, are not without flaws. Left to its own devices, the camera has a difficult time capturing the exact moment in super slow motion. The manual mode is no better off either. Thankfully, Samsung rolled out an update that might make the ordeal a little less stressful. After installing the latest update, you will be able to take Super Slow-mo videos that slow down a 0.4-second moment to around 12 seconds in manual mode. Manual videos will be shot at 480 frames per second, while auto mode will continue to work as before. For 960 fps recording, you'll still have to rely on the camera sensor though. It’s rather weird that Samsung hasn’t given us an option to switch back to 960 fps in manual mode and has simply preset it to record at 480 fps.