OnePlus has released OxygenOS 5.1 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T today, bringing Android Oreo 8.1 to the two phones as well as other improvements to the device. On the OnePlus 5T, it also brings the new full screen gesture support which is similar to the gestures found on Apple’s iPhone X. The gestures have generated a bit of controversy as they appear to almost directly mimic Apple’s gestures on their flagship phone – but the implementation in testing has been lackluster with multiple user issues.
Along with Oreo 8.1, OxygenOS 5.1 brings the April Android Security Update patches to the phone as well as a new optimizing gaming mode which pauses the adaptive brightness of the screen and has power saving features.
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After several months of beta testing, OnePlus has released the new OxygenOS 5.0.2 build for the OnePlus 5T, bringing Android Oreo to the flagship phone. The update is a comprehensive one, bringing a new launcher and several other improved apps along with it.
The update is big at over 1GB in size so you will want to make sure you download it via WiFi. The update also contains the January Android Security Update patch so your OnePlus 5T will be protected against the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
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The Android Oreo based OxygenOS build for the OnePlus 5 is starting to roll out again. The original update was released to a small group last week but was halted after a bug was found in the initial release. OnePlus reworked the build, incremented it up to OxygenOS 5.0.1, and has re-released it. So far, no issues have been reported.
The 5.x train for OnePlus’ Android builds, brings it up to Oreo as the base platform and the company has now released it for the OnePlus 3, 3T and 5. Only the 5T remains in beta but that shouldn’t be for much longer.
As for changes, there are a lot in this update for the OnePlus 5. The launcher has been updated, the camera now has portrait mode and there are a lot of overall system optimizations that are happening that should improve the stability and performance of the phone.
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After releasing the Android Oreo based OxygenOS 5.0 build last week for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus as rolled out a minor update to address some bugs that cropped up in that build along with a few new features. The new build is 5.0.1 and, as is always the case with OnePlus, they are slow rolling the update out to users.
The bug fixes are a key part of this update to OxygenOS as well as some performance improvements. This 5.0.1 build also has the December 2017 Android Security Update patch. According to the change log, here is the full rundown of features & improvements:
- Added support for aptX HD
- Added Wi-Fi hotspot device manager
- Added “adaptive mode” screen calibration
- Updated Android security patch to December
- General bug fixes and stability improvements
If you are already running the 5.0 build, the OTA incremental update is just shy of 145MB in size.
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OnePlus has begun the process of rolling out an update to their OxygenOS Android variant to their 2017 flagship phone, the OnePlus 5T. The updates build of OxygenOS is 4.7.6 and in normal OnePlus fashion, is slowing going out to a select number of users today with a broader deployment happening over the course of the next few days.
The update is still based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 so for those hoping this would bring Oreo to the flagship, you have to still wait a bit. OxygenOS 5.0 is in beta with an early 2018 release expected. This 4.7.6 update brings a lot of fixes to the camera, other system improvements as well as the December Android Security Update patch for the device.
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OnePlus has begun rolling out a new OxygenOS build for their new flagship, the OnePlus 5T. The update is build 4.7.4 for those keeping score at home and brings several improvements to the device. It is an update that 5T owners will want to get as soon as possible.
The headliner in the update is the optimization of the camera app’s UI and the overall improvement of photo quality. The improvement in quality is especially in low-light situations. Most owners of the 5T have been generally pleased with the camera and photo quality from the phone but there have been a few complaints around low light situations. This update should address those concerns.
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OnePlus has begun rolling out a new update to their OxygenOS platform for the OnePlus 5. The new build is version 4.5.14 and has begun rolling out to a select number of users today. A broader distribution will happen later once it is confirmed all is okay with the OTA.
There are several improvements in this update to OxygenOS but the big one is the patching of the KRACK vulnerability that impacted WPA2 security on WiFi. This makes OnePlus one of the latest to update their flagship device with the patch.
Here is the full rundown of changes and improvements in this update:
- Supported Airtel VoLTE in India
- Supported Band 66 of Freedom in Canada
- Fixed Wi-Fi WPA2 security issue
- Optimized battery usage in some cases
- Optimized GPS accuracy
- General bug fixes
As is usually the case, we don’t know exactly what falls under the category of “General bug fixes” but knowing OnePlus, it probably has a lot of performance tweaks for the 5.
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OnePlus has announced that they have released an incremental update to their Android based OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5. The new build, 4.5.11, is rolling out today to a small group of users and assuming all goes well, it will start rolling out to a larger contingent of OnePlus 5 owners.
The update is fundamentally a bug fix and security update release. The release brings the September Android Security Update to the device and it also fixes an issue with 4G+ networks that some users were experiencing in some regions of the world.
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