OnePlus confirms selfie portrait for 5/5T, removes WiFi ADB debugging
OnePlus has made some major announcements today. Prime among them include promise to bring Selfie Portrait Mode on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones, further improvements to the “Oil Painting Effect,” and removal of the ADB debugging over WiFi functionality.
The Chinese company recently held its first Open Ears Forum in India, and it has today shared a list of commitments made at the forum.
- FileDash will be improved to be made compatible with other OnePlus applications. Will also be made easier to discover
- OnePlus Switch with support enhanced data backup and desktop backup
- Selfie Portrait Mode on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T
- Correction on the “Oil Painting Effect” to continue
- Shelf will support Dark Theme
- Support to include additional accent colours for the theme
One of the biggest news out of these commitments is the promise to bring portrait mode on the selfie camera of OnePlus 5/5T smartphones. OnePlus 6 users already have this feature, and it’s good to see the functionality will trickle over to last year’s phones as well.
Other big news is further improvements to the “Oil Painting Effect” problem.
If you remember, we were the first publication to break the news that OnePlus has acknowledged the problem on OnePlus 6, and will be fixing it in an upcoming update.
Recently, the OxygenOS 5.1.9 update arrived, which – as promised – should have included the fix. However, with OnePlus committing further improvements, it looks like the problem hasn’t been completely resolved.
Also, keep in mind that this is not a device specific commitment, meaning the company is commited to fix the problem (if it exists) on its older devices as well. So that’s certainly good news for all OnePlus device users.
Other commitments by OnePlus include expanding FileDash compatibility to other OnePlus applications, Dark Theme support for Shelf, and support for additional accent colours.
Moving on, in another major development, the company has confirmed that ADB debugging over Wi-Fi has been removed from all OnePlus devices. The feature, if you aren’t aware, allows you to send and execute ADB commands without being connected through USB.
As for the reason, OnePlus says security is the the major factor here, citing a “verified report” that notes “a large number of 5555 network ADB ports are being monitored.”
Here’s exactly what the company said:
When network ADB debugging is used in a safe environment such as your home or office Wi-Fi, it shouldn’t pose security risks; however, if connected in a public place or through an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot, hackers could potentially gain access through the network. Malicious programs could then be installed remotely, which poses security risks to private data and accounts.
The company also revealed that other Android manufacturers have also decided to go this route, meaning companies like Samsung, Huawei, and even Google, will also drop this feature from their devices in the near future.
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