OnePlus 5 Gets Android 8.1 Through Open Beta 6 Update

Today, OnePlus has rolled out an Android 8.1 Oreo update to the OnePlus 5 smartphone. OnePlus launches two new smartphones every year and OnePlus 5 was the first phone of the last year. Android 8.1 comes with new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings.

OnePlus is pushing a new software update to the users of OnePlus 5T in the form of OxygenOS Open Beta 4.

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Do note that since these are beta builds, you may face some issues with stability. This new open beta is supposed to bring the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update to its current flagship phones. This is not a new gesture as it's already present on various smartphones, but OnePlus has finally added it to the OxygenOS. Most importantly, the Phone app gets an update that includes a new auto pickup gesture, which can allow the user to pick up the incoming call by the raising phone (such type of gestures were introduced by Samsung, since Galaxy S5).

Apart from this, the update also brings new optimisations for the gamers with its gaming mode. Currently, this new beta is available for OnePlus 5 and 5T as of now and can be downloaded from the OnePlus website. This update also features latest Google's February 2018 security patch as well.

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And as stated, this is an Open Beta software, meaning only the OnePlus 5 users already on the OxygenOS Open Beta program will receive an OTA update.

If we go through the official Changelog, the new OxygenOS Open Beta 6 brings a lot of improvements to your device with for the system, for gaming mode and for the phone as well. If you want to roll back to the stable ROM, you've to manually flash it again.

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