OnePlus released the OnePlus Buds in July, which is $79 cheaper than true wireless earbuds. Although they have a great battery and a low price, if you use them with a OnePlus phone, you wouldn’t manage some settings or get firmware updates. That should change in the future, though, according to the OnePlus’ Chinese website, the new app is coming with other Android devices.
According to a new report, a standalone OnePlus Buds app will be made available for all Android phones in the coming months. During a Questions and Answers session, OnePlus confirmed their intentions to launch said application, which will allow non-OnePlus smartphone owners to update their earbud firmware, customize controls, plus more on top.
There is no specific timeline for when we might expect to see this app on another phone, and OnePlus did not answer when the app could be released more widely. If you want, you can already check out the OnePlus Buds app on the Google Play Store, but according to the app description, it can only be installed on OnePlus devices.
Question: Can Buds be used with mobile phones other than OnePlus or phones before the OnePlus 6. Can you customize the double-tap touch function and upgrade the headset firmware?
Answer: In the future, we will launch a dedicated APP to manage OnePlus audio accessories that can support three-party Android phones with Android 6.0 and above. OnePlus 3/ 3T/ 5/ 5T to customize OnePlus Bud’s dual-tip touch features and update Headphone firmware. Stay tuned!
You can still use the OnePlus keys with other devices, but the experience is not as great as using the OnePlus device. The existing OnePlus Buds app is limited to selecting OnePlus smartphones due to its deep integration into Oxygen. Another limitation is that it prevents older OnePlus devices from accessing these additional controls. Natural restrictions on No OnePlus hardware is one reason we can’t recommend you choose OnePlus Buds alone.
AS no details are provided about the upcoming app, but it will likely allow you to manage and control the settings included in OnePlus Buds and recommend them to all Android owners. It Will makes it easier It may be enough to adjust double-tip actions and update the firmware, but we can see that more features come over time.
The only downside is that OnePlus has not set a time frame for releasing the OnePlus Buds app. We can only wait and see if it will be made available outside of China. However, let us hope the app comes soon.
You can check out the OnePlus Buds app on the Google Play Store if you want, but as per the app description, it can only be installed on OnePlus devices.