OnePlus is beginning the rollout of Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 for its OnePlus and OnePlus 7 Pro.  The operating system, which shipped on Pixels and Essential phones last month, is coming to OnePlus devices just under a month after release — pretty fast for an Android rollout.

Here’s what’s new:

  • System
    • Upgraded to Android 10
    • Brand new UI design
    • Enhanced location permissions for privacy
    • New customization feature in Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
  • Full Screen Gestures
    • Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
    • Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
  • Game Space
    • New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
  • Smart display
    • Intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings – Display – Ambient Display – Smart Display)
  • Message
    • Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings -Blocking settings)

While Android 10 isn’t a big release in itself, OnePlus’s optimisations do help mitigate the gestural flaws. The theming system, hidden on Pixels behind developer settings, is also front and center here.

Check out our Android 10 review here for our thoughts on the operating system and check out OnePlus’ instructions for downloading the update here.

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