Who’s ready for some more OnePlus drama? The latest story concerns the OnePlus 3T and clipboard data accessing the network in the December beta release of Oreo. The IP addresses that were trying to be accessed are owned by Alibaba, which is basically the Amazon of China. OnePlus confirmed this “feature” in a statement to Android Police.
Our OnePlus beta program is designed to test new features with a selection of our community. This particular feature was intended for HydrogenOS, our operating system for the China market. We will be updating our global OxygenOS beta to remove this feature.
It’s unclear how this is intended to be a “feature.” OnePlus did not explain why the clipboard is doing this. As mentioned above, Alibaba has a ton of web services in China, just like Amazon’s AWS. So the destination isn’t necessarily suspicious, but the motive is questionable. Clipboard data should never leave the device.
[via OnePlus Forums]