OnePlus 6 Android P
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OnePlus 6 Android P Beta is Now Available

Earlier this month, Google launched the Android P beta, unavailable for any OnePlus devices launched earlier. But now, OnePlus has announced via OnePlus Forum that the upcoming Android version is available for its latest flagship, OnePlus 6, launched on May 16.

This is a beta version, so users can expect bugs and minor hiccups. The company warns users with little or no experience in flashing custom ROMs to proceed at their own risk while installing it. It advises owners to ensure the battery is above 30 percent and they have at least 3 GB of free space. Moreover, the company announced the device trees and kernel sources are available on the OnePlus GitHub page.

The new Android P includes features like revamped navigation, additional gestures that turn the home button into a scrolling bar, adaptive battery, and a DND (Do not disturb) feature. A new option on the settings menu called “Swipe up the Home button” removes the recent apps button on the right and replaces the home button with a horizontal scroll. A single swipe up switches between apps, and a second swipe will display the previous apps. The recent app’s menu also gets a face over which a horizontal scroll pops up in the home button’s place, resulting in easy navigation because of the horizontal position rather than vertical.

A new “Prevent ringing “feature can also be activated by pressing the volume up and the power button. The battery gets a new saving feature called “Adaptive battery,” which will let you squeeze some more juice out of your battery by targeting distribution and limiting unused apps’ background running.

OnePlus 6 was the first non-Google smartphone bundled with the Android 8.1 Oreo update. So, we can expect it will provide one of the first devices to get the final stable version of the Android P.

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