OnePlus announced the IDEAS Beta Run program a while back inviting everyone in the community to help improve OxygenOS through implementing new features. The most popular ideas will be considered and then implemented into OxygenOS with a future update. Well, the time has come for OnePlus to announce the winners. Here's the list of top 15 features that didn't make the cut although most of them sound pretty good.
1. Edge notification light
2. OnePlus Dex
3. Call recording
4. Use Google apps instead of custom ones
5. Study mode
6. API support for Gcam
7. Improve the adaptive brightness
8. Custom fingerprint animations
9. Real-time weather wallpaper
10. Real One Hand Mode
11. AMOLED dark
12. Boost capabilities of the alert slider
13. An option to set battery charging limit to 80%
14. Variable charging speed
15. Allow users to choose which stock apps to install during set-up
Some of them are pretty self-explanatory but we did find a few quite clever and seemingly easy to implement. The edge notification light, for example, is a nice substitute for the LED notification light so a user suggested an option to extend the duration of the Edge notification light, so even if you missed the first blink, you will see the next ones.
Another really cool one is to add more customization options for the alert slider. We remember this being a thing in previous OxygenOS iterations before Android 9 Pie.
Anyway, the list doesn't include five suggestions as they happen to be already in development. The most sought-after functionality is the Always-on display and OnePlus gave a rough time frame in which we can expect it to hit the devices. If everything goes to plan, users will get it sometime in August/September.
Fingerprint lock for hidden pictures in the gallery, playing sound when the phone has finished charging, folders within the app drawer and adding more "essential features" to the Zen Mode are also on the roadmap and should arrive with future updates.