There are currently beta versions of Oxygen OS based on Android Q. In those beta versions is a new app created by OnePlus called Game Space, which expands the functionality of the company’s Game Mode and Fnatic Mode.
For a while, the only way to try Game Space was to install one of the Android Q beta versions of Oxygen OS. Now, however, you can easily try the app on any OnePlus device – no Android Q is needed.
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Game Space is basically a custom launcher for your Android games. It has a simple and colorful user interface that presents all your games in a side-scrolling format. In the Game Space settings, you can change the overall functions of Game Mode and Fnatic Mode.
Sadly, that’s about all Game Space is doing at the moment. You cannot change Gaming or Fnatic mode game by game with the app, and it does not feature any social integration of any kind. It’s just a great way to launch your games.
I installed the app on my OnePlus 7 Pro and it found most of my gaming related apps including emulators like Dolphin and Retroarch. However, it missed a few: Another Eden, for example. Fortunately, you can add games to Game Space manually, so this is an easy problem to fix.
Overall, Game Space looks like it can be really cool on the go. If you could customize the game mode to work one way with something like Retroarch and then another way with something like Another Eden, that would be incredibly useful. It would also be cool if there were some social features – maybe a quick link to announce on Twitter that I’m playing Fortnite, or something like that.
As long as you have a OnePlus device running a version of Oxygen OS with Game Mode (basically any Android 8.1 Oreo or later), Game Space should work. Try it out at the link below: