OnePlus 6T is a couple of weeks away and it’s not a secret anymore, the company has revealed many of the key features along with the launch date. Talking further about the upcoming device, Company has posted about OxygenOS on OnePlus 6T on the forum with the title ” OnePlus 6T – The Future of OxygenOS“.
According to the forum post, the OnePlus 6T will be getting a “whole new UI.” They claim it will be the “most distinct and intuitive” version of OxygenOS yet. Speed is an important focus for OxygenOS and the “Fast, Smooth, and Efficient” team has been working on optimizing the hardware. OnePlus introduced navigational gestures on the OnePlus 6 and they will evolve further on the OnePlus 6T.
Swiping up from the center in an app will move the window with your finger. You will be able to quickly switch to the previous app by flicking from the bottom to the right of the screen.
OnePlus is also adding a gesture to launch Google Assistant: hold the power button for 0.5 seconds to activate the Google Assistant. This was another sorely missing functionality from OnePlus’ first iteration of its gesture navigation. As there is no navigation bar when you enabled it, obviously there was no Home button to long press in order to invoke the Assistant. We really like the OnePlus gesture system. You can do the same thing with our Navigation Gestures app.
Additionally, in the new system whenever you swipe up in an app, its window will follow your finger, which makes for a more natural experience. Every swipe was tested over 1,000 times to ensure the motion feels natural. All in all, it looks like the gestures on the upcoming OnePlus 6T will be among the best in the business – enabling them will give you some extra screen real estate (with no navigation bar still present a la Google), and the main problems with the first implementation have been fixed.
To wrap up the interview, they talked about optimizing OxygenOS to use as little power as possible. The FSE team is working on using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 to the best of its ability. A new AI-based algorithm will even learn when you sleep and minimize background usage during those times. The OnePlus 6T is sounding like an exciting device and OxygenOS is a big part of that. Soon, we’ll know all the details about this phone.