The OnePlus 6 is part of the Android P beta programme
There’s just one week to go until the new OnePlus 6 gets its grand unveiling.
Fans of the popular Chinese smartphone brand will get to see what’s coming next at a major event in London on May 16 and it’s looking pretty exciting.
This device is expected to be packed with flagship features including an edge-to-edge display, dual-rear camera and fast Qualcomm processor.
It’s also expected to feature a water resistant all-glass design and get the usual fast refills via Dash charging.
There’s no official word on specs or price but one thing we do know is that fans who buy one will get a feature you can’t yet find on the new Galaxy S9.
Google announced last night, at its developers conference, that its Android P beta is now available to download on some devices including the OnePlus 6.
This means that anyone who buys this latest device will be able to install this fully refreshed version of Android.
Along with the OnePlus 6, Google has also revealed a number of other smartphones that will be compatible including the Google Pixel and Sony Xperia XZ2 – but there’s currently no sign of Samsung joining the Android P party.
Once installed on your smartphone this new OS brings a swathe of extra features including a more streamlined and less cluttered appearance.
Google has also used machine learning to create something called Adaptive Brightness.
This intelligent feature learns how you like to set the brightness slider given your surroundings with Google saying it does a better job that current in-built settings on most smartphones.
App Actions, for instance, help Android fans get to the next task more quickly by predicting what they want to do next.
Google’s Android P is getting a swathe of new features
Say you connect your headphones to your device, Android will surface an action to resume your favourite Spotify playlist.
Actions show up throughout Android in places like the Launcher, Smart Text Selection, the Play Store, the Google Search app and the Assistant.
Another of Android P’s headline features is making smartphones less intrusive.
Within this upgrade are plenty of options that allow users to check how much time they are spending on their phone and stop themselves from being distracted by it.
Google says its focus is on giving users a greater understanding of how you use your phone, as well as more controls.
Finally there’s a new Wind Down mode which will switch on Night Light when it gets dark, and it will turn on Do Not Disturb and fade the screen to grayscale at your chosen bedtime to help you remember to get to sleep at the time you want.
As long as you sign up to the beta programme, all of these features will be available on the OnePlus 6 at launch.
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