Latest OxygenOS Open Beta builds bring Android 8.1 to OnePlus 5/5T

While rumors of the OnePlus 6 have already begun with tales of a notch, a display with 19:9 aspect ratio, and a Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood, let’s not forget about the company’s 2017 flagship phones. OnePlus has been running an Open Beta program for the OnePlus 5 and 5T phones, with the latest OxygenOS beta builds bringing Android 8.1 Oreo to handsets enrolled in the program. 

If you’ve already enrolled up to the beta program, Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 4 for the 5T should soon start rolling out via OTA. Besides a bump in Android OS versions, the new builds bring some new features to both handsets:

  • Android Oreo 8.1 update
  • February Security Patch
  • New pickup gesture – Answer an incoming call by raising the phone
  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Added more clock styles for ambient display
  • Gaming Mode – Added new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
  • OnePlus Switch – Added support to migrate application data, allowing you to switch between devices seamlessly
  • OnePlus 5T is also getting optimizations for full-screen gesture support

As mentioned, the new Open Beta firmware will roll out via OTA, although if you are the impatient type, you can always download the relevant firmware for your smartphone directly from OnePlus to flash manually.

Source: OnePlus (1), (2)

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).