Ask our Software Team: Part 4 - OxygenOS

  1. reece417
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    reece417 , Nov 16, 2018 :
    Hey, first off, thanks for taking the time for this Q@A!

    Question 1: what is your favorite Indian dish and why

    Question 2: I understand why the notification led was removed on the 6t, saving space for a smaller notch and all. Would it be possible to add a virtual notification light in future updates? Something like lighting up a ring around the screen in a pulsing manner normal to notification leds? Maybe just a thin bar up top, or even a small dot beside the notch to really fake the led notification style? What are your thoughts?

    Thanks again for your time! Hope you have a great day!

  2. rohitsandhu1221
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    rohitsandhu1221 , Nov 16, 2018 :
    there should be a quick switch button to switch from pin+ fingerprint unlock to pin only
    coz I like to turn of fingerprint at night when I am sleeping
    I hope everyone here agrees

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    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    CJSSINGH , Nov 16, 2018 :
    Could you guys implement what song is being listened to on the ambient display. ie songs from Spotify, Pandora, yt etc ?
    And could you implement some software that could allow us to hold down the volume buttons to change the volume faster please?
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018

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  4. TechGirlKnows
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    TechGirlKnows , Nov 16, 2018 :
    Can you implement full screen caller ID instead of the half screen?
    Please add more fonts

    Thank you

  5. P1542344292047
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    P1542344292047 , Nov 16, 2018 :
    hey there, does turning on battery saver mode disable Google voice assistant from waking up phone? so far, I noticed it works fine when battery saver mode is not on

    but once I enable batttery saver, I cannot wake phone or use "hey Google/ok google" voice controls without manually going into Assistant 1dt (either via power button or home button). please help!

  6. I1541417770798
    Eclair Nov 16, 2018

    I1541417770798 , Nov 16, 2018 :
    first disable all the app permissions of the particular app .
    Remove / uncheck the NoName App from the list of Device admin ..
    now go back and check if there is uninstalled button . if so ;., unistall and reboot .
    if not , Backup everything and flash your phone once .

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  7. VedNagarkar
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    VedNagarkar , Nov 16, 2018 :
    As the shutter button and the fingerprint sensor both are located on the same area that is on the bottom centre of the screen it gives a lag while taking photos !
    Does anyone else experience this problem?

  8. F_DrKranthik_Yadav_SqbV
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

  9. root_rhakbari
    Gingerbread Nov 16, 2018

    root_rhakbari , Nov 16, 2018 :
    AR emojis are required in the Oneplus 5 and above camera app by which people can develop their look alike emojis with the help of AI in the camera app and record themselves talking in it.

  10. sskanth999
    Gingerbread Nov 16, 2018

    sskanth999 , Nov 16, 2018 :
    Can we introduce some work profile like during Office hours Ringing volume and media volumes should less so we can set it during office hours and normal profile afterwards.

  11. VedNagarkar
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

  12. C1542346199419
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    C1542346199419 , Nov 16, 2018 :
    Hi I am Srinivas .There are 2 issues
    1.when trying to make video recording sometimes it is getting hanged.

    2.when making a call or during conversation I am getting a click sound .pls help me

  13. ruffinsky
    Froyo Nov 16, 2018

    ruffinsky , Nov 16, 2018 :
    OxygenOS : What about the touch latency introduced in Android 9.0? Scrolling is really bad at the moment all over the place, noticeably slower and has a delay from when performing the geature to when it starts to move.

    Personal: Are you a Harry Potter fan?

    Thank you and keep on improving OxygenOS!

  14. I1542347607915
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    I1542347607915 , Nov 16, 2018 :
    hello team,

    I have bought one plus 6t just a week ago and now I am facing issues like .... fingerprint is not working properly in a timely manner.and also power button stoped working yesterday. Please help me out with your suggestions.


  15. Juned.Mirajannavar
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    Juned.Mirajannavar , Nov 16, 2018 :
    Can you add Calculator option when we swipe from up side in the main page and also few new tones for message and ringtone

  16. Szymon K.
    OxygenOS PM Staff Member Nov 16, 2018

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    Szymon K. , Nov 16, 2018 :
    Thanks for your questions guys! Addressing most "liked" ones and those that repeated most often:

    We've decided that instead of this way of skipping songs, would be better to just use off-screen gestures. You can draw ">" to go to a next song. Options like double tapping power button or holding it for a second cause conflict with other actions (launching camera or Google Assistant).

    We're striving to make using our smartphones with one hand as easy as possible, hence i.e. gestures to drag down quick toggles, moving navigation to the bottom of the screen in multiple apps or rearranging position of key icons. But when it comes to the solution of having bigger blank space on top - we've tried it before Android Pie and we received a lot of negative feedback from you guys, saying that it's a poor use of space. Somehow, it has to be about a balance between convenient use with one hand, but also productive use with both hands.

    I understand that by "pure black theme" you guys mean theme that'd have Black #00000 as a background for apps. I've spoken with many of you, and I understood that primarily reason for you to request for it is that you want to save some battery. In fact though, difference between what could be saved with current dark theme vs what could be with pure black is not major at all, while design-wise, experience would be not too appealing.

    Working in India: for me, best part of India are the people! Vast majority is super friendly, kind and open. Food is amazing as well. When it comes to worst, probably no surprise: traffic.

    We're considering Google Feed, even testing it internally, but for now, we're more focused on making Shelf even more useful and unique.

    I didn't even know Toy Story 4 is in plans, I think I've only seen the first one of the series, so not excited at all :p. Super excited about GoT though and couple of other shows coming back next year.

    We still have the option of clearing cache for each app, but the thing about clearing cache is that it has downsides. Each app has to rebuild it after opening, and it will consume additional resources, like battery or potentially mobile data.

    Advanced optimization is all about learning usage patterns and being more strict when it comes to waking up apps in the background. Imagine that you have an app that you're using once a year, i.e. to buy a flight tickets, and you don't care about it until you're planning your next trip. But this app might want to wake up in the background couple of times a day, i.e. to send you promotional notifications. We're preventing it in a smart way to improve battery life.

    And thanks for the hair compliment! Not doing much though, using same Polish hair product for last 12 years or so.

    To address all the Android Pie update questions: we've committed to update OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, and we'll certainly deliver. But as always, we're not sharing any ETAs. Please, be patient fam,

    Huge sentiment to my white OnePlus One, but I think my fave would be Midnight Black from OnePlus 6 or OnePlus 6T,

    When it comes to accent color, we made our next step with applying dark theme to OnePlus applications, and we'll see about the next steps. Color in apps is more complicated, especially after we've given the option to pick literally any color you guys want.

    I'm happy to be part of OxygenOS team for most of it's existence, and obviously we wouldn't be doing something we don't love using ourselves :)

    When it comes to HydrogenOS - there's one product team working on both OxygenOS and HydrogenOS, and of course specifics of Chinese market determine certain approach and differences, but system level and vast majority of features remains the same.

    Personally, I believe it's way too early to plan for foldable phones, as technology will be maturing for years before those would really be useful - if that even will be a direction for us or the industry.

    Regarding status bar block - that's an interesting idea, we'll research more with users and consider this scenario.

    We've heard from Indian users that usage circumstances of this feature is different in here, as the way users use their phones and approach privacy is bit different. We're keeping it in mind and we'll consider it in future roadmaps.

    When it comes to my favourite non-OnePlus phone, I think I'd go with last phone I had before OnePlus One - Nexus 4. Slim, with unique design, good software experience - really liked this one.

    Thank you all for you answers, and till next time!

  17. Dresa91
    Android Q Nov 16, 2018

    Dresa91 , Nov 16, 2018 :
    thanks for your answers @Szymon K.:)

  18. Rahul ambareesh
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    Rahul ambareesh , Nov 16, 2018 :
    after updating to oxygen os 9 on my OnePlus 6 the ram management of the 6gb ram version is terrible only 4 apps remain in the background and they too reload after sometime please fix it and please give always on display thank you

  19. Sivarajendraprasad
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    Sivarajendraprasad , Nov 16, 2018 :

    My OnePlus 3T mobile phone is self restarting without my intervention. Till now I have tried rectifying the issue by updating the software. Still the problem persists.. if I receive a call, the phone automatically gets restarted with the notification as Factory data resetting.. Request you to provide help me out in fixing the issue

  20. Rahul ambareesh
    Cupcake Nov 16, 2018

    Rahul ambareesh , Nov 16, 2018 :
    hey try changing the software to beta and then go back to stable