OnePlus 7/7 Pro Android 10 Open Beta 2 update fixes issues with fingerprint & gestures, optimizes animations & more

OnePlus will on September 26 unveil the new OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro handsets as immediate successors to the highly impressive OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro from earlier this year.

As tradition dictates, lots of rumors and leaks have been all over the place regarding what to expect in the upcoming OnePlus 7T series.

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OnePlus 3T, the first in the T series

There are talks of a 90Hz display screen even on the standard 7T, the more powerful Snapdragon 855+ on both models, and even better is that the company has already given us an early look into what the design of the phone looks like ahead of launch.

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From the image shared in OnePlus forums, the most notable design tweak is the camera module, which is now circular akin to the newly launched Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 handsets.

We’ve also seen Huawei using a similar camera module, but things could change with the upcoming Mate 30 series. FYI, Huawei has already camped in Munich, Germany ahead of tomorrow’s launch of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.

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OnePlus 7T

Coming back to the existing OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, the two were expected to join the likes of Google Pixel and Essential Phone in perhaps receiving the stable update to Android 10 on the same day the OS went live. But no, this didn’t happen.

Instead, OnePlus opened the beta testing program to the public with an OxygenOS Open Beta 1 update based on Android 10. Today, a new Open Beta 2 update is now available for both OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro users who opted into the beta program.

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Usually, HydrogenOS variants receive OnePlus software updates ahead of the OxygenOS variants, but this isn’t the case for the two OnePlus 7 phones. In case you didn’t know, it’s only yesterday that the first Android 10 Open Beta update with HydrogenOS on top went live.

The incoming update, as you can see from its size (124MB), is an incremental addition that carries bug fixes and optimizations. Some of the annoying issues that have been fixed include the crashing fingerprint scanner and OnePlus navigation gestures.

The update also optimizes animation effect when scrolling the notification bar upwards, fixes dark screen issue on the lock screen while accessing Games and the System UI crash issue caused by parallel Whatsapp app, among other changes listed below.

• Optimized the animation effect when notification bar is being scrolled upwards
• Re-designed Wi-Fi icon in Quick Settings
• Fixed the crash issue with the Fingerprint unlock
• Fixed the crash issue with default OnePlus Gestures
• Fixed the dark screen issue on the lock screen while accessing Games
• Fixed the crash issue with System UI caused by parallel Whatsapp app
• General bug fixes and stability improvements
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The OTA is already available for download, but you can as well grab the ROM (when available) and do a manual installation of Open Beta 2 on your phone. As always, it’s safer and hassle-free to wait for the OTA update, however, this only applies to current Open Beta 1 users.

NOTE: You can check out more OnePlus-related stuff here. We also have wider coverage on Android 10 that you can access via this link.

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