When is my OnePlus 5 getting the Android Oreo update? 'Soon, bro,' says Carl Pei

After posting the above teaser video for the Android 8 Oreo updates that will be rolling to the OnePlus stable in the near future, the CEO Carl Pei took his time to answer a question about when said update will be arriving to the company's flagship OnePlus 5. "Soon, bro" is the exact phrase that Mr Pei used to indicate that an open Oreo beta for the OnePlus 5 is in the cards. 

The Android 8.0 Beta preview for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T was announced by the company last week, and now it seems that the current flagship phone will be getting the goods, too. OnePlus usually rolls these public betas before the official update for early adopters to cup a feel, and then releases the final version for every owner to enjoy after it has ironed out the inevitable bugs. 

There you have it, this is another thing to wait on from OnePlus besides the next 6 or 5T flagship hits the tape later this season.

source: Carl Pei via TechDroider

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1. dexterie

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

classy -_- but yeah... all their users are now "bros"..considering how they deal with privacy :D

2. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Exactly bruh

3. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

"after it has ironed out the inevitable bugs. " by the tons of firmware releases only fixing bugs this is going to get ugly right bruh!

4. MasterAlchemist

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 14, 2017

Included is also the Oreo version of their obligatory malware. ROFL.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"Soon bro". "Bro"? Really? Well, I personally find it rather unprofessional, I must say. But then again, English is Chinese people's second language. The thing is, most people learn English from films (including me) and it's a common mistake for new speakers to use such 'gaffe' language in a professional discussion, mistakenly believing that it's perfectly appropriate and/or acceptable to use such 'terms' in a professional context. Either that, or perhaps the CEO is just being friendly, like me! Although if I was the CEO, I'd NEVER express myself in words along the lines of "bro" or "dude" or perhaps "lad", period. Oh well, I mean, anyhow, G'Da... Have a nice day.

6. bucknassty

Posts: 1396; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

He is just being... "hip" "cool" with the "in" crowd lol

7. MasterAlchemist

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 14, 2017

All their consumers share their privacy. That's what good bros do.

8. Retro-touch unregistered

You do realize Google, Facebook, Apple and all these other major companies do the same thing the only difference is they inform you which was the issue. I guess ignorance is bliss

9. sirohunter

Posts: 222; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

They don’t collect your mobile number and sim information, as well as your location without your Permission...

10. Ocarina

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Maybe not apple, what about facebook and google? Come on “bro” wake up!

11. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

they all do. they can have access to your phone as they wish. the problem is oneplus one got caught and admitted it. non of the others got caught or admitted it. that op5 is such a failed phone bro.

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