OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T get first taste of Android 10 based Oxygen OS 10: Here’s what’s new

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OnePlus has been quite good at delivering the latest Android updates to its users. The OnePlus 7 series phones got the public beta for Android 10 on the same day as Google released it for its Pixel phones. And within a few weeks, the stable version already rolled out to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. And at the OnePlus 7T launch, the release date for Android 10 for the older phones were announced and last year’s OnePlus 6 series will get it in November. And it seems that OnePlus has already started taking steps towards that direction.

Both the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T have started receiving the Android 10 based Oxygen OS 10 update in beta form. This is the first beta for these phones and it will introduce all the new features of Android 10 to these 2018 OnePlus flagships. The beta version will have to be manually flashed and since it’s not the stable version, some bugs are bound to be found in this version of Oxygen OS.

So what’s new for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T users? Well, users can expect to see most of the new software features that were seen on the OnePlus 7 series phones. Oxygen OS 10 brings a couple of changes to the UI and some core system functionalities.

New Oxygen OS 10 features for OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T:

–The Oxygen OS 10 update brings the new gesture navigation system from the stable Android 10 build. However, as we saw on the OnePlus 7 series phones, the gestures have been refined further to make the transitions smoother.

–The UI design has been updated with easier access to customization options. Users can now easily access all the customsiation features from the Settings menu. Plus, UI elements have been refined with more modern design inputs all throughout the UI.

–As with regular Android 10, the enhanced location permissions for privacy and location will help users prevent apps from taking their data without consent. This is seen as a major push for better data privacy and security on Android.

–There’s a new Game Space launcher that organizes all the installed games in an intuitive UI and offers easy access to the Fnatic Mode and all the other gaming-centric features.

–On top of that, a lot of small new features, as well as couple of regular Android 10 features, have also been included.