OnePlus 5T Official Stable Oreo Build Released

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Jan 31, 2018
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The OnePlus 5T was released rather abruptly, merely months after the release of its predecessor, the OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5T, for all practical purposes, is little more than a OnePlus 5 with fewer bezels and a few new features here and there. More than the actual device, the choice of the operating system it shipped with raised several eyebrows. It was only logical to assume that the OnePlus 5T would release with Android Oreo, given that it had been out for a while and several devices were already running it. It came as a surprise to many users that the device shipped Nougat, which was well over a year old at that point.

There’s no denying the fact that OnePlus has by and large been consistent updates for their devices, but the recent flip-flop with the OnePlus 3/3T updates had the community sceptical about when the OnePlus 5T would actually get an Oreo update. Thankfully, OnePlus fulfilled their end of the bargain and launched an Oreo open beta program for the OnePlus 5/5T. The beta program has been around for little over a month and now, OnePlus announced an official, stable Oreo update for the OnePlus 5T.

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The update is OxygenOS v5.0.2, and the changelog is as follows:

Upgraded Android version to Oreo(8.0)

  • New design for Quick Settings
  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218

Applications

  • Updated Launcher to v2.2
  • Updated Gallery to v2.0
  • Updated Weather to v1.9
  • Updated File Manager to v1.7.6

The Oreo release adds all the standard features such as autofill apps, background app limits, picture-in-picture video, and more. OnePlus has also made some UI tweaks and some under the hood improvements. The update also brings the January security patch, which includes fixes for the notorious Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. The camera app also gets enhanced EIS for better video recording.

The update is available only to people who were on the stable build and will be rolled out incrementally over the course of the next few days. Meanwhile, on the Oreo beta side of things, users received an update yesterday which enabled users to use iPhone X like gestures on the OnePlus 5T. It is very likely that the next major update will include this feature.

Have you received the update on your OnePlus 5T? Let us know in the comments below.

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