Weekly Update 289: We go black and white, have some visits and look for testers

  1. dsmonteiro Community Consultant Community Expert Jun 28, 2019

    dsmonteiro, Jun 28, 2019 :

    Hi everyone,

    I hope you had a week as exciting as mine. After more than 18 hours in transit, I safely arrived in Shenzhen to start preparing the reception for next week’s invasion. It’s always great to see the Community team again, but next week we’ll have even more friendly faces showing up in HQ. But, before that, let’s recap everything that went down this week!

    A new photography challenge for you
    Photography is one of if not the most active section in our Community. It’s home to some of the most passionate and knowledgeable users. This week, we decided to start a new series of challenges. Each Thursday, we will launch a new thread, focusing on a specific style of photography. For the first edition, we opted for a classic: black and white. We look forward to seeing the amazing pictures that you have to share. We were so impressed with the initial results that we just had to use @maarten_lisboa’s shot for this thread’s header. Also photography related, you can help to pick the winning photo from the Chicago Photowalk by voting here.

    Visits and more visits
    The office certainly is busy these days. Yesterday, 4 of the 5G Apps of Tomorrow winning teams visited us for some face to face time with Pete and a visit to the factory, as one of the several steps to turn their ideas into amazing 5G fueled apps.


    On Wednesday, we also announced another visit: the Global Moderators are on their way (some are already here) for our second Moderator meet-up ever. Next week will be action-packed and we can’t wait to share all the details with you.

    A whole lot of updates
    This week was also filled with software updates. OnePlus 7 received a new stable build, bringing June security patch as well as phone and camera improvements. Meanwhile, new open beta updates started rolling out to the OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 6/6T. Don’t forget to try the new features and provide your valuable feedback.
    Speaking of Beta builds, if you want to kick things up a notch, don’t miss the chance to apply for the 7 Series Closed Beta test here. I’ve heard that there is even a secret handshake for when you meet a fellow closed beta tester in the wild. And if you want an easier way to voice your opinion (that doesn’t involve a secret handshake), you can instead participate in the OnePlus 7 Series features survey that @Manu J. shared.

    The US Brand ambassadors are relentless. This week, they shared 6 great tips to improve your OnePlus 7 Pro's battery life, and also the second entry in the "Life of a Student with the OnePlus 7 Pro" series, this time about hardware.

    That's it for this week, but if you want to daydream a bit during the weekend, you can always daydream your perfect shopping list to pair with the Almond 7 Pro (and win some prizes in the process, if you're from NA). You can also join the Weekend Fun Time and try to guess movies just from small snippets! Whatever you do, have a great weekend!

  2. YRJ Lollipop Jun 28, 2019

    YRJ, Jun 28, 2019 :
    Thanks for the weekly update!
    My week wasn't as exciting as yours but I made through.
    I can't wait to see the office as the invaders flood in. Hope you keep us in loop of the developments at HQ.
    Have a great week ahead.

  3. HZ_ND Gingerbread Jun 28, 2019

    HZ_ND, Jun 28, 2019 :
    Was surprised to see this weekly update.. Good effort. Hope to see it rise

  4. matthu.2711 The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Jun 28, 2019

    matthu.2711, Jun 28, 2019 :
    Love how active this community is. So much good on for everyone! Keep up the awesome work

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    meatandy, Jun 28, 2019 :
    Has there been any talk at HQ about the TV/Hub development lately or was the idea scrapped ?

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  11. maarten_lisboa The Lab - OnePlus 6T Reviewer Jun 28, 2019

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  13. abhilash_saikia Gingerbread Jun 28, 2019

    abhilash_saikia, Jun 28, 2019 :
    Hello Aakash!

    Beta builds for which device exactly?

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    Pritam871, Jun 28, 2019 :
    The most updated community we ever have..thats the reason loving the OnePlus community..Its a whole new family for me..[e]2764[/e]️

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    toastytoast1234, Jun 28, 2019 :
    That's one word for them, I've seen others.

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