Adventurous OnePlus 5T owners can try Android Oreo

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OnePlus announced last week via its German social media account that open beta for Android Oreo would be coming soon for OnePlus 5T. Surely enough the rollout has begun and OnePlus 5T users part of the beta program can now experience the Oreo update that brings along with it a host of new features and optimisations. This comes following Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 in November and for OnePlus 5 late last month.

The OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo update will bring a few new features and improvements such as Picture-in-Picture, Autofill, smart text selection, new quick setting design as well as the Android security patch for December.

Additionally, the update will also bring new launcher features including optimised app shortcut style, combined icon options with app shortcuts and the ability to upload photos to Shot on OnePlus, the company says in the change-log. Users part of the Open Beta Program can read the flashing instructions here and download the full ROM here. Do remember to backup your data before downloading the roll-back build.

The OnePlus 5T sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixel) 18:9 display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It is proced at Rs 32,999, while the 8GB + 128GB variant is available for Rs 37,999 in India. The dual-SIM smartphone runs OxygenOS 4.7 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box as of now and comes with a Face Unlock facial recognition as one of is highlight features. The flagship was launched in a Midnight Black colour and also came in a Star Wars Limited Edition model with a Sandstone White finish. The company has teased that a Sandstone Black variant could come out sometime this month.

OnePlus sadly launched the 5T with Android Nougat out-of-the-box, and the company promised that users would receive the Oreo update early in 2018. With open beta now rolling out, users can expect the final build to roll out soon enough. Notably, OnePlus 3, 3T an 5 users have already received OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo update. Additionally, the company also announced last month that OnePlus 5 users will be getting OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock via a future update. OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei also suggested that OnePlus 3 and 3T users may get the facial recognition feature if they demand it enough.

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