Earlier this year, OnePlus began the IDEAS Program, which was meant to garner recommendations for features to be implemented in OxygenOS. The program was successful, and in keeping with OnePlus, “over 5,000 submissions and tens of thousands of discussions were raised.” Back in September, OnePlus launched IDEAS 2.0 which lasted until November 6th, and now we take a look at which ideas OnePlus has “adopted”:
- Separate volume for each app and allow dual media playback: This concept is pretty self-explanatory, however this would enable every app its personal volume setting. It would additionally preserve audio from other apps and even systems that appear like a phone call, from interrupting what the consumer is currently listening to. In this manner, customers may give or deny permission to any apps wishing to pause your music.
- Partial Screenshot: With this characteristic, taking a screenshot would enable customers to pick out a particular part of the picture to save. This could be notably useful when saving screenshots of social media pages, where only a certain area or picture is required.
- Lock Screen Customization: Essentially giving customers more freedom with how their lock screen capabilities and looks with different clocks, shortcuts, and even climate information.
- Wireless file transfer from PC to OnePlus and vice versa: “A file on a laptop should be sharable to my OnePlus with a single click”. This feature would perform similarly to something like AirDrop, which users can use to ship data between any Apple device.
- Add an FPS counter option to Game Space: This is an interesting submission, which might give customers the ability to track their gaming performance. More and more smartphones are taking advantage of high refresh rate displays, so this would be one way to see how nicely games take advantage of this.
- Dark mode to be black instead of gray, or at least option for both: Dark Mode became a huge deal for a moment as more and more apps started adopting it. Android has had a native Dark Mode setting for a couple of years now, but it surely appears OnePlus customers wish to take it further with pitch-black tones instead of gray ones that show up on some UI elements.
- Power Diet – Save up for a rainy day!: This is effectively a more aggressive version of the Battery Saver, that limits features and services, and only restricts the user to using things like calling and texting. Some smartphones, such as LG and Samsung gadgets, have already got such a feature.
All the selected features are fairly useful to have, and it might be good to see OnePlus implement them as many can already be found on this year’s top Android telephones. Now that these ideas have been “adopted”, it is only a matter of time before we see any of those features make their way to future versions of OxygenOS!