Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS Open Beta For OnePlus 5T Rolling Out

OnePlus 5T owners finally receiving the first OxygenOS based Open Beta Android 8.0 Oreo update, just following up on its rollout to the OnePlus 5. Here are the details you may want to know about if you care more on.

Just in a week after hinting its arrival, OnePlus has officially released the Android Oreo-based on OxygenOS Open Beta 1 build for its OnePlus 5T handsets. As a first step to the final rollout, an open beta is now available to download and install.

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The best gifts for Android users as well. The flagship smartphone OnePlus 5T debuted a couple of weeks after the final rollout of Android Oreo, but what’s disappointing is that the gadget launched with Nougat on board. At that time, Oreo rollout was promised, and today the company behind the technology is delivering on that with a beta build that arrived just prior the new year.

Here’s what Android Oreo for OnePlus 5T update brings with it. Features like background limits which put a big priority on improving users’ battery life, snoozing that lets users to snooze notifications to reappear at a later time and wide-gamut color for apps among many other things.

OnePlus opened up a beta for Oreo on its latest flagship, which it delivers the same great features Google has added to its new mobile OS. And of course, this same update also brings a handful of changes directly from OnePlus and Android security update for December. It also includes changes in Launcher and more.

Changelog below:

[Changelog]

  • Updated to Android O (8.0)
  • Launcher
    • Optimized the app shortcut style
    • Combine icon options with app shortcuts
    • Now able to upload photos to Shot on OnePlus
  • System
    • Added Picture in Picture
    • Added Auto-Fill
    • Added Smart Text Selection
    • New Quick Settings design
    • Updated Android security patch to December

Since it is still in its first beta you will have to flash it manually by downloading the ROM that is 1.6GB in size from downloads.oneplus.net. Yes, you can find how to flash ROMs on the company’s site ‘Instructions’.

Unfortunately, OnePlus hasn’t made Android Oreo available as an OTA to its 5T users as yet, but those interested in testing the beta out can manually install it. You should get an over-the-air update automatically from the second beta. OnePlus promised final Android Oreo update for the phone by early 2018. Stay tuned for more!

(Source: OnePlus)

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