OnePlus’ Oxygen will be getting some special features for India through a software update in the coming weeks. This news was revealed by Szymon Kopec, the Product Lead of OnePlus at the launch event of OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones in India. These new features include the Work-life Balance, Smart SMS application, Caller Identification, OnePlus Roaming along with Cricket Scores. These new features will be coming to the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T.
Currently, the new features revealed by the company is still being worked on and is currently in progress. And there is a possibility that the names of these features might change at the time of their launch in June 2019.
Talking about these features, the Work-Life Balance is a feature which lets the user set the duration for which he will be working and his free time on the smartphone. The feature also lets the user choose which apps should be blocked from sending notification during the set time. These applications could include anything from social media apps to gaming apps. The user will also be given the option to choose a preset and select the app’s usage, timings and connectivity. The new feature will also give the users the option to monitor the time he spends on ‘work’ app or ‘life’ app with a bar chart.
The Smart SMS application on the other hand will give the user the ability to detect the type of SMS and change the way the user sees it. According to the company, the feature will be able to identify 39 different categories of service messages – from Spam, courier, movie ticket/ travel ticket confirmation, banking, bills, venue and timing entertainment messages etc. In each of the message, the important bits of the messages will be highlighted for the user and the SMSes will automatically be grouped according to the class and group they belong to.
The Caller Identification feature will be added to the dialer application of the OxygenOS. This new feature will let the user identify the caller before he picks up the calls. The company said that the new feature will be able to recognize and label spam calls and businesses, service calls or personal calls. The user will also be able to tag an unknown number as Spam, Real Estate Agent or Courier. In other words, it will work somewhat similar to TrueCaller.
The OnePlus Roaming feature will offer affordable data and calling packs when the user travels from one country/ place to the other in case the user doesn’t want to buy the international SIM. The feature will show up as an option in the ‘Wi-Fi & Internet’ sub-menu which the user can access from the ‘Settings’ of the device.
Lastly, the Cricket Scores which will be coming to the OxygenOS will be integrated to the Shelf itself. The Chinese company has also ted up with ESPNCricInfo for this feature. Using this feature, the user will be able to get the cricket and matches information in real-time.
All these new features can be seen on the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T Open Beta Build of the OxygenOS in June. Other than the before-mentioned devices, the company will also be bringing these new features to the other OnePlus devices.
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