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OnePlus 5 and 5T Android Pie open beta update now available
- OnePlus has launched OxygenOS Open Beta 22, based on Android Pie, for the OnePlus 5 and 5T.
- This is an early build of Android Pie ahead of its full deployment, expected in the near future.
- The software includes typical Android Pie features as well as some exclusive OnePlus improvements.
The software is based on the latest Android version, Android Pie, meaning it’ll arrive with new gesture navigation, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness modes, and much more, including some specific OnePlus improvements.
Check out the complete patch notes from OnePlus below:
- Updated system to Android 9.0 Pie
- Brand new UI for Android Pie
- Brand new navigation gestures (this is only for 5T)
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.11
- Optimizations for background app process handling
- Do Not Disturb mode
- New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
- UI Improvements for emergency rescue
- Optimized UI for speed dial and calling interface
- Now able to assign a specific SIM for a specific contact or group of contacts when using dual SIM
- Parallel Apps
Added support for more apps (Telegram, Discord, IMO, Uber, OLA) in parallel apps
- Now able to switch dynamically to your current location
- Display more suggestions when the search function is used
- Fixed an issue that prevented the app from refreshing when the location is changed
- Fixed an issue that resulted in some users being unable to find certain locations
As the software is still in beta ahead of the full rollout, you’re likely to encounter some quirks; those who find bugs or have more general feedback can report it here. There’s a hefty FAQ section in the forums too which seems well-prepared for addressing common complaints regarding native features.
To flash the new build yourself, visit this page — you’ll find the files and install instructions there. Meanwhile, if you’re already part of the Open Beta program, you should receive the update over-the-air shortly.
OnePlus didn’t mention when the final build would roll out but it shouldn’t be too far off. If you’re already up-and-running with the new software, let us know what you think of it in the comments.