Latest OxygenOS Beta Adds New Pixel-Esque Launcher to OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus has released a new build of OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for trying out on the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The beta comes before an initial rollout of the software update that’ll likely initialize in the near future.

In the new beta, OnePlus has added a number of new features alongside a fresh launcher that definitely has a Google Pixel vibe to it, what with the swipable app drawer and App Shortcuts support. You can view a full list of the changes below in the release notes.

  • All new launcher, added support for shortcuts on 7.1.1
  • Redesigned app drawer
  • Redesigned UI for launcher settings
  • Added status bar icon option to display real time network speed
  • Added Notification Denoising
  • Added Gaming Do Not Disturb mode
  • Added automatic Night Mode
  • Added Secure Box for file encryption
  • Optimized touch latency
  • Optimized camera EIS for videos
  • Improved contacts management with linking and merge functions
  • Added quick pay option for India
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

Those already on the OxygenOS Open Beta program will get this update over the air. Others, such as those with TWRP installed or are new to the beta program, will need to manually flash the image to their device. You can download the build for the OnePlus 3T here and the 3 here.