Latest OnePlus open beta pulled – battery drain to blame? (Updated)

By | 9th April 2018

Updated (04/09/18): It seems like the beta builds being taken down was not because of possible issues, but because it was an accident.

Reaching out to Android Police, a OnePlus spokesperson said the builds were removed as a result of the company moving over from OnePlus.net to OnePlus.com.

Something happened that led to the builds being removed, but do not fret. The spokesperson also confirmed that the beta builds will be restored sometime soon.

Original article (04/09/18): OnePlus is one of a few Android OEMs that allow users to try out beta updates, giving fans a taste of new features before the final software rolls out. Being beta releases, you’d expect a few major issues to pop up now and again — that seems to be the case with the latest Open Beta releases.

According to Android Police, the company has pulled the Open Beta 5 update for OnePlus 5T, Open Beta 7 for OnePlus 5, Open Beta 24 for OnePlus 3T and Open Beta 33 for the OnePlus 3. Comments from the OnePlus forums indicate that the reason may be excessive battery drain, but OnePlus hasn’t officially commented.

We’ve contacted the company for more details and will update the article if/when we receive a response.

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