If you did not pay attention to OnePlus, you should probably start. We call the OnePlus 7 Pro the best Android phone you've bought in the last six months. In addition to this phone's great hardware and software, you can now add "fairly fast operating system updates" to its whitelist. On Friday, OnePlus delivered the newly released Android 10 to OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7, and it only took 18 days after the release of Android 10 to update the company's current flagship phones.
This is not the fastest Android update speed in the industry for a third party – the Essential Phone and the Xiaomi Redmi K20 both have Android 10 updates from the first day – but the time of OnePlus is still damned fast. OnePlus is one of the few companies that the community actually seems to listen to. In recent years, work has been done to improve the update speed. It took just five months to upgrade OnePlus 5T from Android 7.1 to 8.0 for 2017, but OnePlus significantly improved in 2018 when the OnePlus 6 received an Android Pie upgrade within 45 days. This year's 18-day update is a new record for the company, and it's not surprising that OnePlus has invested heavily in Android 10 previews this year. OnePlus has released six previews for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro for Android 10 developers and two open betas.
Android 10 brings a lot of improvements to OnePlus 7 Pro. There is a better gesture navigation system with a more ergonomic gesture in the background, support for the ecosystem for the dark mode, a faster sharing menu, new emojis, a dual-boot option and numerous improvements in security and privacy.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is not a perfect phone, but OnePlus offers the best all-round package you can get today from an Android smartphone. You get an innovative all-screen design with a pop-up camera, a silky smooth 90 Hz OLED display, a fingerprint reader on the screen and a software package that comes very close to Android.
Six months ago, we said the phone feels like a generation ahead of most other phones on the market. And so far, no Android phone has come out that can compete with the OnePlus 7 Pro – that's beside other OnePlus phones. It also does not look like there is much on the horizon. And we have not even mentioned the price yet: Amazing $ 670, which means you'll get a better display, design, software, and upgrade speed than other flagships and you get at a lower price. Imagine spending $ 1,000 on a Samsung phone and waiting six months for an update.
Android 10 for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro is now launched. If you do not want to wait for the update to reach your device naturally, there's an unofficial sideloader app that lets you do the job today.
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