The Chinese OnePlus has released OxygenOS 10, based on Android 10, for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. The company does not even three weeks after Google released Android 10 for its own Pixel devices.
The roll-out started on Saturday, with a limited number of users, to double-check whether critical bugs were found. In the announcement, OnePlus emphasizes that these users are randomly selected and that switching between different regions with a VPN is, therefore, unlikely to make a difference in how quickly the update appears.
However, XDA-Developers notes that there have already been users who have managed to capture the update files and have made them available. Users can sideload the update using these zip files . However, this is not completely without risk, unless the zip is also flashed through the official recovery of OnePlus, which checks for the digital signature of the company.
Google has explained on a special website what kind of news this version of the ox has to offer. The main lines are live captions, sign navigation, a system-wide dark theme, a focus mode where specific apps are pushed to the background and more. The changelog of the OnePlus forum post states that the update offers a new interface, a smarter ambient display, and a ‘Game Space’.