OnePlus 6, 6T, 5, and 5T to Get Android 10 Starting This Month

Oct 10, 2019 12:16 EDT
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At the OnePlus 7T Pro reveal today, OnePlus shed some light on its Android 10 roadmap and gave us a rough idea about when each eligible device would get the update. As detailed in a report earlier, the OnePlus 6 and 6T were expected to receive it sometime last month. Today, we have confirmation that the rollout will start sometime this month. We don't know the exact date as there was none specified. Along with the standard Android 10 goodies, OxygenOS 10 also brings forth the following changes.

  • System
    • Upgraded to Android 10
    • Brand new UI design
    • Enhanced location permissions for privacy
    • New customization feature in Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
  • Full-Screen Gestures
    • Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
    • Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
  • Game Space
    • New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
  • Smart display
    • Intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings – Display – Ambient Display – Smart Display)
  • Message
    • Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings -Blocking settings)

We don't know if there's an open beta scheduled for OnePlus 6 and 6T just yet, and if it is, we can expect it to drop sometime in the coming week. We'll be sure to keep you posted about any developments.

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OnePlus 5 and 5T to receive the Android 10 update next year

On a similar note, OnePlus promised the Android 10 upgrade for the nearly two-year-old OnePlus 5 and 5T. However, the timing on that one isn't nearly as snappy as its successor. Users will have to wait till Q2 2020 till they can get their hands on a stable Android 10 build on the OnePlus 5 and 5T. On the one hand, we're glad that OnePlus is supporting the 5 and 5T after it has received two major software upgrades. On the other, we can't help but wonder why there is a six-month delay between the announcement and the rollout. It's still a good thing, nonetheless. Support for three major software upgrades is essential for Android's fragmentation problem and the more OEMs that adapt the practice, the better.

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