OnePlus patches Open Beta 3 for OnePlus 5T, removes controversial clipboard function

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With this new update, OnePlus has removed the Clipboard app from the phones. There's a new design for the 5T's Quick Settings, its CPU has been updated to security patch level CVE-2017-13218, and there's a slew of updates for the built-in launcher, gallery, weather app, and file manager. You can also manually check for the update in the Settings menu. You can swipe up from the middle will directly take you to the home screen. The Chinese company clearly stated that it's an incremental rollout, meaning only a small batch of users will receive the update first.

OnePlus has rolled out a new beta update for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T which brings a bunch of new stuff to the two OnePlus flagships. The company is now working on Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0.1 update and it will be released for select OnePlus 5 users soon, followed by an expanded availability. OnePlus was recently on the receiving end of a backlash which involved reports stating that the Clipboard app was sending user data to a server in China.

The Clipboard app was added to the OnePlus 5 and 5T with the previous OxygenOS Open Beta update. The update is also expected to bring core Oreo features including Picture-in-picture, Autofill, Notification dots among others to the OnePlus 5T. It gets new features including the highly anticipated Face Unlock ( in a beta update earlier), CPU security patch (CVE-2017-13218), general bug fixes and improvements.

Users should keep in mind that the Open Beta 3 update is a testing build and may not be as stable. OnePlus in a forum post that the feature in question has been removed based on the user feedback.

Both phones do let you choose whether to slide up or down to pick up incoming calls, however. The new open beta builds also include SMS categorisation function, specifically for Indian users, that auto-sorts SMS into categories.

Added SMS categorization function for India only.

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