OnePlus 3 and 3T start receiving OxygenOS 5.0 based on Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo

OnePlus 3 and 3T users can now rejoice, as the company has given their devices a new lease of life

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Highlights

    • OnePlus says this is a phased roll-out
    • The update brings a bunch of new features to the smartphone
    • OnePlus 5 users might need to wait until next year to receive the update

OnePlus, just a few days back showcased its newest offering, the OnePlus 5T. The company said during the launch that it will start the beta roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5T in December. This made OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 owners think they would be getting the update much later. However, today the company has gone ahead and surprised OnePlus 3 and 3T owners by rolling out Android Oreo for their devices. This update was announced by the company on their official forum. The users, along with regular Android Oreo upgrades, will be getting a few additional features from OnePlus.

OnePlus 3T

The official roll-out will start today, but since it will be released in a phased manner, all users won’t get it today. The company might finish the process in two to three days. The update is accompanied by OnePlus’s own OxygenOS 5.0 on top. Below are a few changes that the company is bringing with the Oreo update:

  • Parallel apps feature
  • Picture-in-picture mode
  • Auto-fill, Smart Text Selection
  • The security patch is updated to September 2017
  • New Quick Settings design
  • Notification Dots
  • New app folder design
  • Direct uploads to Shot

As per the change log, the new OxygenOS 5.0 comes with some optimizations and fixes as per the community feedback.

Also Read: What’s new in OnePlus 5T over OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 got its open beta for Android 8.0 Oreo back in November earlier this year. It is expected that the company will start rolling out the full OTA update after the beta testing is done, which might be in early 2018 around the same time as the OnePlus 5T.

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