OnePlus Rolls Out Android 8.0 Oreo Upgrade with OxygenOS 5 to OnePlus 3 and 3T
OnePlus has recently announced its new flagship, the OnePlus 5T, but the device will initially run on Oxygen OS on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. You won’t be getting an Android 8.0 Oreo update until January 2018. However, if you own a OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T, you can rejoice as the company has started rolling out the Android Oreo 8.0 update to these smartphones. The open beta for Android Oreo on these devices began in October and was mainly launched to fix performance and battery-related bugs. Still, this update is available for all users as an official build.
OnePlus has published a post on their blog confirming the rollout of Oxygen OS 5.0, which is the company’s first official Android O update for the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3. However, this will be the last upgrade regarding software for the OnePlus 3 series. OnePlus says that the incremental rollout of OxygenOS 5.0 for the OnePlus 3 and 3T has started, and it will reach a small percentage of users starting Sunday. A broader rollout of the Oreo update can be expected in a few days.
Regarding features, Oxygen OS 5.0 has an update to Android Oreo 8, which has access to notification dots, picture-in-picture, Google’s Autofill API, and brilliant text selection. A new Parallel Apps feature also lets users split screens for multitasking purposes. The latest update also comes with revamped updated quick settings and an updated security patch for September from Google. Considering we are in November 2017, including the security patch from September is a poor choice. We are getting the new notification dots and a new app folder design on the launcher. The company has also added the option to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus.
To check if you have the option of OnePlus Android Oreo update with Oxygen OS 5.0, go to settings> About phone> software updates. If the update has arrived, you can install and update. Before upgrading, you should back up your data using apps like App Backup Restore or CM Backup. The OnePlus 3/ 3T user who finds problems with updating can give feedback and report bugs on forums.oneplus.net/feedback/. The smartphones have completed their life circle of two significant upgrades, and at this time, it’s unsure whether OnePlus will upgrade both devices to Android 8.1 Oreo. The fate of these devices will be entirely in the hands of the community now.
As for the OnePlus 5 smartphone, the company promised to be upgraded to Oreo through Open beta this month. It will be available for download in early 2018.