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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OnePlus has begun the process of releasing core apps within OxygenOS, their version of Android, to the Google Play Store. This allows for the apps to be developed independent of OS releases which, in turn, makes updates faster on the apps while concentrating the major system releases on new features and fixes.
This step is very similar to what Google themselves have been doing over the past 18 months and other manufactures such as Samsung and Huawei have been doing recently too.
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OnePlus has begun the process of rolling out an update to OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The updated version is 4.1.7 and brings a handful of fixes, security improvements and optimizations to the Android-based platform.
The August 2017 Android Security Update is included in the 4.1.7 build, bringing it up from the May 2017 patch, the last time the OnePlus 3 and 3T so an OS update. This makes the 3 and 3T one of just a handful of phones outside of Google’s own Nexus or Pixel devices that have the August update.
OnePlus has also optimized the battery and improved overall system fluidity which should make these devices a feel a bit snappier when you are using them. What exactly was improved here was not outlined in the release notes but users are reporting that these are positive steps in usability.
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OnePlus has begun the process of rolling out OxygenOS 4.5.5 to their new flagship, the OnePlus 5. The update has been released to a small subset of devices already and assuming that all goes smoothly, a broader distribution will happen later this week. The update has a handful of fixes and optimizations for the new phone. Credit where it is due: OnePlus has been pushing out updates to OxygenOS and the OnePlus 5 at a pretty rapid pace since it’s launch last month.
Fixes in this build of the Android Nougat based OxygenOS 4.5.5 include a fix to the Wi-Fi signal indicator which always showed it as week, a fix for some apps which would not work under IPv6 and a fix that restores connectivity to a Windows 10 PC. The release notes for this update indicate that you need to turn off USB debugging prior to the upgrade to assure this is fixed.
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OnePlus has released OxygenOS 4.1.3 this morning for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The update brings a host of improvements to the flagship devices along with upgrading the platform to Android Nougat 7.1.1. For those who aren’t OnePlus users, OxygenOS is the company’s version of Android. It is actually a very-near stock Android experience with a few tweaks and is a solid performing platform that OnePlus has been continually updating these past few months.
As has been the case in the past, OnePlus is slow rolling the OTA update out to users. Therefore, it could be a few days before everyone sees the update hit their devices.
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