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Second OxygenOS Open Beta with Android Oreo now available for OnePlus 5
- OnePlus has made OxygenOS Open Beta 2 available for download
- The update adds bug fixes, UI improvements, and minor feature tweaks
- November’s security patch is also included in the 1.58 GB update
OnePlus is going full speed ahead with its Open Beta Program for the OnePlus 5 by rolling out the second Oreo Beta build in less than a month. The latest version of OxygenOS based on Android 8.0 Oreo weighs in at 1.58 GB and brings with it bug fixes, system, and camera improvements.
On the feature front, OnePlus lists tweaks to Reading Mode, vibration, and Bluetooth audio, as well as overall UI improvements. Besides general stability fixes, the beta also fixes unique bugs affecting Parallel Apps, Picture in Picture, and the OnePlus launcher.
While there aren’t any major additions in the second beta, but it does add support for the f4v video format and lowers the time it takes to delete large files in the File Manager. Unfortunately, there’s still no sign of the OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock feature which has been rumored for the final public build.
The Android security patch for November is also included which fixes vulnerabilities found since the October patches provided in the first beta.
To install the latest Open Beta build, head over to OnePlus’s support page here. Be aware that this is far from a final release, so you might experience crashes and bugs. If you do come across any issues then you might want to let OnePlus know via a feedback form here.
OnePlus confirmed a few weeks ago that the OnePlus 3/3T and OnePlus 5/5T will all be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo in the near future. While the 3-series phones have since been upgraded to Oreo proper, OnePlus is taking its time with its recent flagships. An official release is expected in early 2018.