OnePlus has been releasing updates for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T quite often since their release, but if you want to get a taste of their latest offerings before the global OTA roll-out, then you can participate in the OxygenOS Open Beta program for your device. Now, OnePlus has announced that their latest Open Beta update built on Android 7.1.1 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T is rolling out.
In their patch notes, OnePlus mentions that the OxygenOS-specific improvements are mostly focused on the stock Gallery application. There’s a new photo editor with watermarking and photo straightening options, highlighting of newly added photos, location display while in grid view, grouping media by time, and adding the ability to hide folders or individual media. But the most exciting enhancements come from the fact that this build is based off of Android 7.1.1.
While Android 7.1 is not considered a major upgrade to the OS, it still brings some much needed enhancements to the platform such as improved touch latency, keyboard GIF insertion, and app shortcuts in the launcher. In my opinion, the improved touch latency alone is worth getting excited over, as many users who have upgraded to unofficial Android 7.1 builds on our forums note just how much the touch latency has been reduced.