OnePlus has been quite eager to roll out the latest Android updates to its customers since the last few years. This year, we saw the OnePlus 7 series getting the stable Android update within a few days after the Google Pixel phones received the stable version of Android 10. And unlike Google which uses a stock Android interface, OnePlus rolled out the Android update with its deeply customised Oxygen OS ROM, featuring all the new features. And since it’s already out for the old phones, OnePlus will release its upcoming OnePlus 7T with the Android 10 update pre-installed.
In one of the latest social media posts, OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 7T is scheduled to launch with Android 10 pre-installed. OnePlus 7T users won’t need to wait for the update after the launch and hence, they won’t need to wait for any download. The Android 10 update will bring a new version of Oxygen OS which is most likely to be similar to the version we saw on the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7.
This would eventually make the OnePlus 7T the first smartphone to launch with Android 10 this year, ahead of the Google Pixel 4 scheduled to launch globally in October. OnePlus hasn’t detailed any specific feature that users can expect with the new version of Android on the OnePlus 7T. However, we expect a few new additions to Oxygen OS, as has been the norm with every major Android OS update for OnePlus phones every year.
There are high chances that the Android 10 based Oxygen OS could borrow all the features from the OnePlus 7 Pro. And that means users could enjoy some of the benefits the new Android 10 brings to the table along with some additional stuff that OnePlus throws in to enhance the user experience.
The major change in the user experience will be seen with the new gesture control system that’s new to Android 10 this year. However, OnePlus has tweaked the core gesture system to make it more fluid and consistent with the rest of the OS and apps. We tried it on the OnePlus 7 Pro and it made it easier to use the phone, despite its massive 6.65-inch display. On the OnePlus 7T, we also expect the same benefits given that there are rumours of a bigger display making it to the phone.
Apart from the gesture navigation, the new version of Oxygen OS based on Android 10 will get all the new security and privacy features that will give users more control over their data, apps and location. Users will also be able to get more options for customizing the theme on Oxygen OS. Similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro, the camera app is also expected to offer a super macro mode for taking close-up shots, given that the OnePlus 7T will get a triple camera system similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro.