OnePlus 5/5T to get Android 8.1 update soon


Earlier today, OnePlus released a new OxygenOS beta update for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T based on the Android 8.1 Oreo.

The number of Android flagships running Oreo at all is already slim, but those using Android 8.1 are even fewer.

OnePlus 5T is getting Android 8.1 Oreo update with OxygenOS open beta version 4, according to a blog post by the company. While nothing major has been announced in this update beyond the actual software version, users will nonetheless welcome the quick and regular software updates issued by OnePlus. However, OnePlus is known for updating its smartphones with the latest OS, at least its new smartphones.

This new beta is available for the OnePlus 5 and 5T right now, and can be downloaded at the link below.

Additional innovative optimizations for hypnotic gaming involvement such as blocking the notifications, resting adaptive illumination and power saving. All other devices that do not run the beta software are now on Android 8.0 Oreo.

In addition, the software update also comes along several system upgrades like - new clock styles for ambient display, optimized full-screen gesture support and Android security patch to 2018-02 update.

If you're a OnePlus Open Beta user you may have already received the new build as an OTA. This enables users to add support to migrate application data. It is also advisable to free 3GB of storage space but you need not have to worry because OnePlus devices carry huge space by default. There's also a new "global roaming solution", however OnePlus has not detailed what this solution might be. OnePlus hasn't said how many betas there will be before the stable version rolls out, but where this is the sixth beta, it should be rolling out pretty soon.

The replies from the OnePlus 5T users in the forums thread regarding the latest Open Beta update shows that users find the iPhone X-like gesture navigation to be improved to a great extent.