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OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T Receives Android 8.0 Oreo Based OxygenOS 5.0 Update

by Sanjana / Nov 22, 2017 09:56 PM EST
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OnePlus has unveiled OxygenOS 5.0, the first official Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. OnePlus 3 and 3T users have already experienced the Android 8.0 Oreo before as part of the company's closed beta programme as well as the Open Beta programme last month.

Chinese tech giant has published a blog post confirming the roll-out of OxygenOS 5.0, which is the company's first official Android O update for the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3. However, OnePlus had also cleared that Android Oreo would be the last upgrade in terms of software for the OnePlus 3 series, as reported by The Indian Express.

OnePlus claims that the incremental rollout of OxygenOS 5.0 for the OnePlus 3 and 3T has begun and it will be reaching a small percentage of users starting Sunday. A broader rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo update can be expected in a few days, according to Gadget360.

OxygenOS 5.0, which is the first OxygenOS-based Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update, brings some major changes to the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The update bumps the Android version to Android 8.0 Oreo in which you can expect from Google's latest Android operating system that includes Picture in Picture mode, Auto-fill feature, Smart text selection, the OnePlus 3 and 3T get Parallel Apps and a new Quick settings design. However, the security patch has only been upgraded to September and the changelog for the final build is similar to the open beta released in October for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

The company during the OnePlus 5T's keynote had promised that the new smartphone will get the Android 8.0 Oreo open beta by end of December. The OnePlus 5 was also promised to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo open beta later this month. The full OTA (over-the-air) update for the Android 8.0 OS will start rolling out in early 2018 for OnePlus 5 smartphones.

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