OnePlus recently rolled out OxygenOS 4.5.3 for its latest flagship the OnePlus 5. It brought a few improvements and some bug fixes. Yesterday, not even a month since release, OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 4.5.5, the third update since release. The new update features bug fixes, Wi-Fi and voice calling improvements. Some reports had previously mentioned that the smartphone displayed the Wi-Fi signal as weak even when it was not, but now with OxygenOS 4.5.5 the issue has been fixed as claimed by OnePlus, and the connections will now stable. The update brings performance improvements to the phone as well.
The update changelog has mentioned improvements in voice calls, like the vibration intensity while receiving a call has been decreased. The OnePlus 5 used to take up a lot of battery during voice recording, but now with the OxygenOS 4.5.5 update, the issue has apparently been fixed. However, even with an update to OxygenOS, the security patch version on the OnePlus 5 is from May, while Google has already released the July security patch.
Leaving the OnePlus 5, the company has officially rolled out the OxygenOS 3.5.9 update for OnePlus 2 which OnePlus in their Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) previously had declared to have stopped support for. This update might be the last one the OnePlus 2 ever receives.
OnePlus on XDA posted the following quote:
“As much as we would like to give the latest update on the OnePlus 2, we’ve discontinued updates for dated devices. But we will continue to support the limited warranty for current users and provide updates and support the best way we can even for OnePlus 2 users.”
OnePlus has issued a number of updates since the OnePlus 5 was launched, all of the addressing various kinds of connectivity issues. Two updates seemed to bring with them “camera improvements,” but the main problems with the OnePlus 5’s dual camera continue to persist. In the week since its launch, OnePlus 5 continues to suffer from a number of issues such as the lack of image stabilisation while shooting 4K video, and then there’s the issue of audio cross connection while shooting video. OnePlus has acknowledged most of the issues and says that fixes will be issued soon, but for now, they are just scrambling to get the basics right.