New Beta Release Adds An Improved Launcher To OnePlus 3/3T

OnePlus has released a new beta update for OnePlus 3 and 3T owners which improves the launcher of the phone as well as adding general improvements to the overall interface of the phone. This is the 2.1 version of the OnePlus launcher and the updates are around 1.5GB each so expect a series of changes to the phones.

The entire changelog has been included below:

All new OnePlus Launcher v2.1:

  • Supports dynamic icons for Weather and Calendar
  • Added ‘Home screen layout’ under launcher settings for grid and icon customizations
  • Grid layout will be kept irrespective of display size changes
  • Added search history records in app drawer, displaying the 5 most recent apps on the first row
  • Newly installed apps will now be tagged with a blue dot for easier recognition
  • You can access icon pack resources on the Play store directly under launcher settings
  • User interface improvements during widget selection
  • Launcher version information is now visible under launcher settings

Other additions:

  • Added an option to display battery status of connected Bluetooth devices
  • Added OnePlus widget (Not usable on Shelf)
  • Email address recognition within the text message contents
  • Size of clock widget is now adjustable
  • Updated UI style for Clock


  • Smart Callback works even better now
  • Incoming call animations are more dazzling than ever
  • OnePlus font optimisations for select languages
  • Compatibility optimisations for various Bluetooth devices
These are some really good improvements to the phones' interface and the most notable ones being the newly installed apps being marked and the battery status of Bluetooth devices being displayed.

You can download the update for OnePlus 3 from here and for OnePlus 3T from here.

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