OnePlus confirms Game Mode floating window for OnePlus 6 & later, OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 7 series bug fixes info revealed

OnePlus offers some of the best Android smartphones that you can get your hands on. The company has been consistently releasing phones with high-end specifications ever since it first made an appearance. And thanks to this, OnePlus phones are a great choice for mobile gamers.

Matter of fact, the company has partnered with PUBG Mobile to bring 90fps gameplay support on select OnePlus devices. Although, this is a time-exclusive deal. Thus, the 90fps option will become available on eligible phones from other brands starting next month.

Further, OnePlus has decided to bring a floating window option to the Game Mode tools. This feature will let users chat on apps such as WhatsApp and Instagram without leaving the game. Therefore, users can easily switch between texting and playing with just a tap.

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This tool, however, won’t be available on all OnePlus devices. Naturally, many users are curious to know which devices will support the feature. And well it seems OnePlus has decided to provide an official answer to the question via its latest August Q&A post.

As an answer to the question — Can I have floating window in Game Mode? — OnePlus states that the function will be available on the OnePlus 6 and newer models. Thus, all OnePlus released after the OnePlus 6 will bag the floating window option.

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The floating window option should become available in the next Open Beta OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro. Further, within the same Q&A post, the company has also revealed information regarding certain bugs that have been fixed on the OnePlus 8 series and the OnePlus 7 series.

Q: On my OnePlus 8 / 8 Pro, there’s an overlap of character on Ambient display.
A: This issue is now fixed and added to the latest MP version. It’s still grayscale releasing. Please stay tuned.

Q: In OnePlus 7 / 7 Pro / 7T / 7T Pro OBT, I’ve set the app notification as silent, why the silent app icon still show up in status bar?
A: To adapt to Google’s latest guideline, the silent apps icon appears in status bar as well while receiving notification. We will keep hearing from users and optimizing the using experience.

Q: There are some overlaps in my extended screenshot.
A: We’re gradually improving this. In the latest OBT version of OnePlus 7 / 7 Pro / 7T / 7T Pro, the experience of extended screenshot is optimized. The optimization is still in progress, we will keep listening to your feedback!

Q: In OnePlus 7 / 7T OBT, Documents downloaded from some apps are not displayed in File Manager.
A: The bug is now fixed. Please pay attention to the version updates.

As you can see, the company has fixed some bugs and is already working on improving the user experience further. In case you wish to read the entire Q&A section for August, head here.

That being said, the company is also working on bringing the Android 11 update for eligible devices. At present, the Android 11 developer preview 3 is available for the OnePlus 8 series. FYI, here’s a list of OnePlus phone that might be eligible for the OxygenOS 11 update.

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I've been interested in tech for as long as I can remember. And I used to be a Windows Phone enthusiast. When I am not writing about tech, I'm on the couch playing games with my squad. Oh, I also play the guitar and drums.