OnePlus Announces A Bunch Of Upcoming OxygenOS Features

OnePlus has essentially just announced upcoming OxygenOS features. The company has done that via its official forums, by answering questions submitted by their consumers. OnePlus has confirmed that some requested features are coming, while also sharing some info on features that the company is considering bringing to OxygenOS.

The company admitted that it noticed consumers are missing an LED notification light, as the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro do not sport one, and the same was the case with the OnePlus 6T. Well, the company said that it is looking for a proper way to amend this issue, probably by utilizing the OnePlus 7 Pro’s horizon light feature properly, as one user asked about the horizon light specifically. OnePlus did say that it is thinking of battery consumption, and that it is trying to find the right way to implement it, and the same goes for other AOD features.

Users have also requested folders in the app drawer, and OnePlus said that it is thinking about it, but that it’s not sure how useful that would be. The company did confirm that adaptive icons are coming to the OnePlus Launcher, while a step counter is on the way as well.

Those of you who would like to see more apps in the recent apps menu, well, the company is planning to amend the issue. Android 9 Pie brought forth a recent apps menu that not many user love, as it shows huge app cards, and it’s not really ideal for quick multitasking or productivity. Well, it seems like OnePlus may either offer Android Oreo’s recent apps menu, or think outside the box, like Xiaomi, for example.

Users will also be able to use quick reply while in landscape mode without the app in the background pausing in the process, while a charging sound effect will also become a part of the package soon.

With the OnePlus 7 Pro (and OxygenOS 9.5), the company introduced a feature called “Zen Mode”. That feature basically gives you 20 minutes for yourself, without any disturbances from your phone. Well, users want the ability to customize that feature, and include different time spans, and OnePlus plans on allowing for that to happen.

You will also be able to block messages by using a specific keyword, it seems, as OnePlus confirmed that the feature is already in testing (closed beta). Another feature that is being tested in closed beta is the ability to set call blocking in settings of a device.

The last feature that OnePlus talked about is Digital Wellbeing, as it seems like quite a few users are interested in it. Users were wondering if the feature will be coming to the OnePlus 5, 5T, 6, and 6T… and the answer is “yes”. OnePlus said that Digital Wellbeing is already a part of the open beta program on all four devices.

It seems like OnePlus users have much to look forward to in terms of features, as some software-related complaints / requests have been heard by the company. It remains to be seen how long will it take OnePlus to implement everything that was promised, but interesting new features are coming.

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