OnePlus 5 finally gets its first Android 8.0 Oreo beta build


It's a good time to be a OnePlus smartphone user, as the Chinese company had some nice surprises for its customers. After launching its new flagship earlier this month, OnePlus released last week Android 8.0 Oreo for the last year's top-tier smartphones.

A few weeks ago, the handset maker promised the update would arrive on the OnePlus 5 as well, but in the form of a beta first. Today is the day that OnePlus 5 owners enrolled in the beta program can download the first Android 8.0 Oreo beta build.

Aside from the standard new features and improvements that Android 8.0 Oreo brings, the update also includes the October security patch. You can find below the full changelog of the update, as confirmed by OnePlus:

System
  • Updated to Android O (8.0);
  • Added Picture in Picture;
  • Added Auto-fill;
  • Added Smart text selection;
  • New Quick Settings design;
  • Added Parallel Apps;
  • Updated security patch for October.

Launcher
  • Added notification dots;
  • New app folder design;
  • Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus.

Since this is a beta build, you can expect to find bugs and some features might not work as intended, so get it only if you can live with that. Also, keep in mind that once you install this Android 8.0 Oreo build, you will no longer receive official stable OTAs, just open beta builds.

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source: OnePlus

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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2 Comments

1. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

The 5T was always going to get the Oreo beta straight away. They released with Nougat so they are not tied in to Project Treble which requires large parts of a phones firmware to be re written which can be very costly for a small OEM. It's just a tactic to keep costs down.

2. Syracuse

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

mootu, thanks for the explanation.

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