Cheetosdust, Sep 22, 2018 : OxygenOS is not perfect and it will never be. Quirks and gremlins will always exist within an Operative System; features that are needed and others that need tweaking. OxygenOS is not even the best Android ROM for everyone, as I believe not every user is the same and different users have different needs. That said, it’s OnePlus vision for what a version of Android should be. Every company has its own, be it Google with a stock experience or Samsung with the Swiss Army Knife of Android ROMs, I’m sure the market has something for everyone. My personal choice is OnePlus and it’s not only because of the hardware, but especially because of OxygenOS. During my time on these forums, I’ve written my fair share about OnePlus, sometimes to praise the company and its decisions, a lot of times to point my finger to a company that sometimes makes some dumb mistakes and pile them with a communication that needed serious improvements. The whole Bullets Wireless is a perfect example of the two combined. However, it’s like since Google I/0 2018 something changed, like the company finally figured out its own community was right and the community’s best feedback and constructive criticism was finally took into consideration. Not only the company announced the Android Pie was going to be released on the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T, but we haven’t reached October and we already have the newest version of Google’s OS running on the Stable Channel for OnePlus flagship. You can hate OnePlus, you can write your feelings around these forums, however, take a look around and understand how OnePlus is, no, not the first, but one of the first OEMs to allow this. This, for me and like I mentioned before, establishes a chain of trust between the company and its customers. Yes, we all love a lot of Staff Members, but it will ever be a company selling products. Is that unfair? Of course not, it’s business. Picture your favorite brand with the coolest staff. Sorry to disappoint you, but that’s a business too. OnePlus trying to sell its products will never invalidate the fact that, yes, some of its Staff Members are just pure awesomeness with two legs and two arms. I already wrote many many times about the three most visible faces of OnePlus around here. It will never cease to amaze me how @Ruby G., @Crystal Z. and @David Y. are the perfect catalyzers for this community. However, this thread is not about them, but the OxygenOS team, the team that I don’t know and barely talk to, but the team responsible for me to be generally a happy customer with my OnePlus devices. I feel OxygenOS is not as bad as all these threads make it seem to be, because as a rule of thumb we tend to be quiet when we are happy and open a new thread when something is not perfect. This is not a complaint, it is what it is, but I feel it makes the OS, many times praised outside these forums, be flooded with threads - many of them about the same thing and many of them because users can’t use it properly - that make it seem more broken that it actually is. I have used the Open Betas since the OnePlus 3 and you can write what you want, because you actually can, it’s a public forum, but I was thinking about this for a few days and yeah, I just love this software. Sure, it has some quirks and gremlins like I mentioned and sure, sometimes Waze is screwed for everyone but my overall feeling, it’s either this or a Pixel. Sometimes I feel that we - yes, the proverbial “we” - are spoiled and that a few members feel entitled to everything. That’s just stupid, but you that wrote your constructive feedback, I also feel you are actually being listened by the company that sold you the phone you’re using, if not the whole company, at least the Software branch of said company mixed with the Community team. Whenever I write about this, I can’t forget the work the Wizard aka @Adam Krisko did, because he will never be forgotten. But today, the most visible face for the Open Beta team is @Manu J.. He’s not alone, as we all have @Gary C. to thank for and the whole team I can’t tag because I don’t know the names. So please, think about the device you are holding in your hand to read this or the device you have in your pocket. It’s already running the latest and greatest from Google or it will probably be soon. And if it has bugs, I don’t think there are a lot of companies that will actually open a channel directly to you, listening to your feedback, trying their best to squash those bugs. I feel we should demand the best so the team can know what to aspire, but I also feel that sometimes we need to stop, look around, and just say thank you for what they have done during these last couple of months, especially with the OnePlus 6. I would love if you could join me and write a special thank you from the bottom of your heart. We have threads and even sections for feedback, we have places to complain. If you like, even if it’s a little bit of the OS, please tag @Manu J. in this thread and let him and the whole team know how much you love their work. And this collective thank you I hope this thread will become is obviously be extended to the rest of the OxygenOS team, to all the Bug Hunters I would love to see here, to the members who are part of the Closed Beta group - whoever you are, I hope you can somehow read this, you all have my respect - to the members that try the Open Betas and, obviously, a thank to you, that toy around with OxygenOS, report bugs and make it a better experience for everyone, including myself. We can all complain and we do that constructively, the company and its teams listen and learn, hopefully. But, yeah, tag away if you will, let the team know and feel that the work they do for so many hours in the shadows echo around this community, a community that it's aware of their work, because I can promise you: their work is what keeps your OnePlus device running. @Manu J. @Gary C. @Brian Yoon @Adam Krisko and every Bug Hunter and Beta Tester, here’s a thank you from me and I hope these forums. Your work was and is appreciated and I can’t wait to see what the team will come up with next. To end this long post, I just hope you feel your efforts have an impact within this community. I will never understand the stages it takes to reach me, the regular consumer, but even when a freaking app goes into hibernation mode because the OS is playing stupid, I know and I trust the team to fix it. I hope you can feel your job is more than a paycheck and I wish you can see how it is truly important to the whole OnePlus operation. PS: @Manu J. - accordingly to a rumor I have heard - hates when its username is tagged with the words “I love you man”. Just saying. PS2: @Carl and @Pete I hope you know how important these people are for your company. Maybe you can show your love for them. Without this team, you have a stunning brick with a notch.