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OnePlus Launcher updated with new features, but you probably can’t use them yet

OnePlus has issued an update for all OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T units enrolled in its Open Beta program. The upgrade bundles an improved build of the stock OnePlus Launcher, which now features dynamic icons for the Calendar and Weather applications, alongside a much-requested system tweak that displays the remaining power of devices connected via Bluetooth.

Here’s the (beefy) changelog:

Updates

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

Optimizations

  • Smart Callback works even better now
  • Incoming call animations are more dazzling than ever
  • OnePlus font optimizations for select languages
  • Compatibility optimizations for various bluetooth devices

As this is a beta release, the update won’t arrive on your handset automatically — and that’s a good thing seeing as it weighs in at around 1.5GB. Instead, you’ll need to download the software for your OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T using your computer, then manually flash it onto your device by booting into recovery mode.

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