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First OxygenOS Open Beta with Android Oreo arrives for OnePlus 5
OnePlus has been working to bring the latest version of Android to all its latest devices. Last week the company rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, and now it’s the OnePlus 5’s turn.
The Open Beta Program for the OnePlus 5 is now live, which brings Android 8.0 Oreo, UI tweaks, and more to the company’s first flagship of 2017.
With Android 8.0 Oreo, the OnePlus 5 will gain plenty of useful features like picture-in-picture mode, improved auto-fill, smart text selection, notification dots, and much more. To learn all about Oreo, check out our full review here.
The OnePlus 5 is also gaining some visual improvements including new Quick Settings and app folder designs. The beta build also brings the OnePlus 5T’s Parallel Apps feature, as well as the October 2017 security patch.
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Keep in mind that this is beta software (the official rollout isn’t due until early 2018), so you might want to think twice before you install this on your main smartphone. You might experience app crashes, poor battery life, and more.
You can find out how to install the first Open Beta build at the source link below. If you do end up installing it, OnePlus would like you to fill out a UI/UX survey and report any bugs you experience.
As noted last week, the Android Oreo update for the OnePlus 5 unfortunately won’t bring Project Treble support. A future build may include Face Unlock, though that feature isn’t present in this first build.