Latest OxygenOS Beta for OnePlus 5/5T Brings New Navigation Gestures, Removes Clipboard Feature

OnePlus today released a new Open Beta build of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Apart from fixing bugs and including a patch for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability, the latest OxygenOS beta also includes new gestures.

The first major new addition in this beta is new navigation gestures. This can be enabled after one disables the navigation bar from the Settings menu. This gesture-based navigation approach is similar to what Apple has taken with the iPhone X and iOS 11.

Another handy new addition in this update is the ability to change the incoming call gesture. Previously, one had to swipe down to receiveĀ an incoming call on the OnePlus 5/5T. This was the exact opposite of what Google uses in AOSP and other devices from Motorola/Lenovo etc. use. This ended up confusing new OnePlus 5/5T owners. Thankfully, this gesture can now be changed to swipe up like on the Pixel.

Additionally, OnePlus has also removed its controversial clipboard function from OxygenOS. The move comes after OnePlus was found to secretly transmit users clipboard data to servers hosted in China. While OnePlus refuted the claims, it has removed the feature altogether based on community feedback.

The full change-log of the latest OxygenOS beta build for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T can be found below.

Phone

  • Added pick-up gesture switcher
    • You can now choose which way you slide (up or down) to pick up a phone call

System

  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Removed Clipboard function
    • Thanks for your feedback, we removed this feature based on that.
  • Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218
  • Added new Navigation gestures that you can enable by going into settings and disabling the nav bar.

India only

  • Added SMS categorization function for India only
    • This is an India only feature that auto-sorts your SMS messages into categories

If you are running the latest stable build of OxygenOS, you can install the latest beta without having to wipe the data on your device. As for the download links of the latest OxygenOS beta for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, hit the source links below.

[Via OnePlus, 2]

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