OnePlus has recently announced its new OnePlus 7 Series with the launch of its flagship models – the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. While the former is a significant upgrade to last year’s OnePlus 6T, the latter is the company’s ultra-premium flagship with the industry’s leading specifications that includes features like Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 855 SoC, Pop-up selfie camera, triple rear cameras with 48MP primary sensor and more. It is also the company’s highest priced smartphone ever regardless it is significantly cheaper than the other premium flagships out there.
One of the prominent features that consumers like on OnePlus devices is its software – the OxygenOS, which runs on top of the latest Android. Google has recently announced and also released the latest betas of its Android Q software at Google I/O, this month. Since last year, Google has been shipping its latest Android developer builds other than Google devices, and OnePlus has been one of them. And, as expected after week’s launch of the newest OnePlus 7 series, the Android Q’s latest beta, which is beta 3 version that is now available for the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro.
After Google I/O, Android Q beta has been available for OnePlus 6/6T devices, and now the current flagships join the bandwagon as well. Needless to say, its the developer preview builds for OnePlus 7 series that is supposedly in early stages of development and OnePlus doesn’t further recommend its users to flash the ROM right away. The latest build is said to be for developers and early adopters who can develop their apps accordingly. OnePlus has also put out the kernel sources of the OnePlus 7 Pro as well.
If you’re still willing to flash the latest Android Q build on the new flagships that include both the OP 7 and the 7 Pro, you need to understand the risks and will have to bear with the issues that the company has announced. The latest build has some notable issues on the flagship OnePlus devices that include Ambient Display and system stability issues, SMS can’t be sent when VoLTE is enabled, Navigation gestures aren’t perfect yet and other noticeable app functioning problems, which the user needs to be aware before flashing. Despite these issues, if you are still interested in flashing the latest Andoird Q build, you can find the respective details here.
Full roll out of the Android Q for these devices can be expected this fall, until then, we can expect the ‘T’ variants of the OnePlus devices too. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.