Today, the folks over on the OnePlus forums have announced two new OxygenOS Open Beta 38/29 updates that are headed to the OnePlus 3/OnePlus 3T which focus on security patches and Camera clarity improvement and optimizations to reduce “oil painting effect”.
OnePlus uses their open beta program as a way to trial some of their upcoming features and changes that they have planned for a full release. Rolling them out to the smaller open beta community first gives them a chance to squash as many bugs as possible while also receiving some valuable feedback from the community. These generally roll out once a month with April’s update highlighting earphone mode options and May’s update adding group MMS and support for editing dynamic icons.
This month the OnePlus 3 is receiving Open Beta version 38 while the OnePlus 3T is receiving an update to Open Beta 29. The updates are actually small in size and content, but like the previous ones, it gives the company a way to keep devices up to date on Android’s monthly security patches. So with this update, the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T will have their Android security patch level brought up to June 2018. The changelog also mentions some improvement to camera clarity and optimizations to try and reduce the reported “oil painting effect.” Check out the release notes below.