While Google bundles its own Assistant on most Android phones globally, Chinese manufacturers still ship their own offerings in their home markets where Google services are blocked. The Breeno assistant has been found on Oppo devices dating back to 2018 and given the company’s close ties with fellow BBK Electronics subsidiary OnePlus, it was only a matter of time before we saw Breeno on OnePlus devices.
The latest HydrogenOS beta (which is the Chinese alternative to OxygenOS) does just that and brings Breeno to OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro users. The feature is still in its early beta stage and requires you to update upir devices to the latest HydrogenOS 7 public beta and then install the Breeno APK file manually.
The official announcement on the OnePlus forum mentions that the company is planning to bring Breeno to the OnePlus 7T series in the near future but it remains unclear if it will also arrive on global units with OxygenOS.
In addition to the Breeno assistant, the latest HydrogenOS beta brings the December security patch, several camera bug fixes and a new smart home appliance app.
Full changelog below (translated):
- Android update security patches to 2019.12
- Improve system stability and fixes known problems
- Increased system security
- Fix camera black screen issue
- Fix the problem that camera cannot be turned on
- Smart home
- New smart home applications to create a better smart life with you