OnePlus announces bug fixes and features road map for its smartphones
OnePlus’ transparency about how they are progressing (addressing issues plaguing their devices) and their all ears attitude towards customers is an appreciable part of the company’s service.
Continuing with the same approach, one of the staff members of the company has come up with a detailed note of what all bugs plaguing its current smartphones will be fixed with future updates. In addition, OnePlus also announced new features that are being worked on.
It’s all based on user complaints and suggestions give at the company held Open Ears Forums.
So here we are, bringing to you the major highlights of the fixes and features that users will get to see soon.
OnePlus says most third-party camera apps are now compatible with OP5/5T devices, and the wait for OnePlus 3 and 3T users will also be over soon. The upcoming update will also make OnePlus 3 series phones compatible with third party camera applications.
In 2017, the OnePlus 5 and 5T are compatible with most 3rd party camera apps. We’ll bring the fix to OnePlus 3/3T in the next official update.
Also the Camera2 API compatability glitches will be addressed in the next release.
The Camera2 API is fully supported in most of our devices (OP 3/3T/5/5T/6) by now. We will also fix compatibility issues in the upcoming release.
Regarding the ‘Oil painting effect’ glitch, the company said the fix has already been pushed out on beta channel for OP5 and OP5T and will soon be available on stable channel as well.
The first optimizations version was released for OnePlus 5/5T [HERE]. The second version will be released soon. After it goes stable, we’ll update it in an official release.
Note that the company has also confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will also get this fix soon.
Issues/features being worked on
As for camera, improved Panorama and editing experience in Gallery collections are also being worked on, but will take time to reach users.
Optimize panorama experience: We’re working on it and plan to have it fixed in by the end of the year.
Optimize editing experience in Gallery collections: We’re still working on it. Hopefully there’ll be a fix in the next few months.
Alert Slider’s Ring, Vibrate and Silent mode – already available on OnePlus 6 – will be making way to OP 5/5T in the coming months.
To keep the Alert Slider simple and clear, we’ve brought Ring, Vibrate and Silent Mode on OnePlus 6 to OnePlus 5/5T. It should be ready in the next few months.
Also, accent color customization – which is already available on OnePlus5/5T beta – will be made available to OnePlus3/3T/5/5T and OnePlus 6 users after all the testing.
Accent color customization support: This feature is already available OnePlus 5/5T in the latest Open Beta [HERE]. And once it goes stable, it will be merged into our official release for OnePlus 3/3T/5/5T and OnePlus 6.
Along with the above-mentioned, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has also come up with an app for diagnostics and troubleshooting, which they will be opening up to their users soon.
We’re currently testing the initial version of the diagnostics tool and fixing some bugs internally. It will be available for our customers soon.
Not only that, they will be also testing the ability to use specific SIM to call out for different user group in their next beta build.
Oh, and yes, following is likely a subtle hint that OP5 and 5T will be getting Android P later this year.
Looking at what all the company has shared, there’s a lot coming up. So stay tuned.
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