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Android P Beta announced for OnePlus 6 ahead of Phone's Launch

San Francisco, California (May 8, 2018)

OnePlus lives up to its reputation of being developer-friendly and scores early win with Android P Beta release.

OnePlus, an internationally recognized smartphone company, today announced the availability of Android P Beta on its soon to launch OnePlus 6 Android smartphone. OnePlus, recognized for delivering some of the fastest software updates in the industry and having one of the most developer-friendly phones, is part of the earliest group of manufacturers working closely with Google to release the latest updates and features.

"By empowering and trusting in our community we learned users want a fast, smooth, and clean user experience – something we call burdenless," said Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus. "Beyond building the best possible Android phone, we work to provide more value to users by ensuring the smartphone experience is not dominated bloatware and intrusive notifications. The creation of Team FSE (fast, smooth, efficient) helps create a recurring theme across all user reviews of OnePlus phone experiences as fast and smooth.”

Within OnePlus R&D, Team FSE focuses solely on maximizing power. The team ensures that OnePlus devices offer the fastest, and smoothest user experience available.

OnePlus gained support from the developer community in 2014 with its first smartphone, the OnePlus One, which allowed users to fully customize the user interface using the Cyanogen OS. In early 2015, OnePlus launched Oxygen OS, its refined version of stock Android that retains a pure but finetuned experience. Oxygen OS evolves alongside the relationship between people and smartphones and discussions with members of the global OnePlus community.

Oxygen OS has allowed OnePlus to provide some of the industry's fastest software updates. In 2017, the OnePlus 5 and 5T were some of the first devices to receive Android Oreo updates and the company prioritizes pushing out Android security patch updates within two months of release.

Today, the more than 135,000 OnePlus community members who signed up to review the OnePlus 6 via The Lab program is proof to the excitement of what is to come from OnePlus. Early OnePlus 6 adopters interested in trying the latest Android release can visit Android P Beta download page.

About OnePlus

OnePlus is an internationally recognized smartphone company that lives by its “Never Settle” mantra to deliver the absolute best of what mobile technology has to offer. OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality, high-performance hardware, and memorable user experiences. OnePlus thrives on cultivating strong bonds and growing together with its community of users and fans. OnePlus employees 850 employees from 21 countries and its phones can be found across 38 regions worldwide.

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