Today in Android: OnePlus 5/5T Get New Open Beta Builds, Nokia 3 Gets Oreo 8.0 Update

Anil Ganti
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The last OnePlus 5/5T open betas were rolled out only a few days ago, shortly after which the OnePlus 3/3T received them. Today OnePlus is sending out another Open Beta update to the OnePlus 5T/5. The update brings the 5T up to Beta 6 and the OnePlus 5 up to Beta 8. Here's the full changelog of what the update brings:

Earphone mode

  • Added Autoplay – Autoplay paused music when connected to earphones
  • Added Notification ringtone options
  • Added Broadcast caller information – Announce caller information when using earphones

OnePlus Clock

  • Changes to alarm background color and other UI changes
  • Stopwatch updated with new UI

Card Package

  • Added new membership card in Shelf


  • Updated Android security patch to 2018-04

The most notable part of the update is the April security patch, which hasn't even been around for two weeks. Kudos to OnePlus for rolling it out so quickly, albeit in a beta build. Some other changes the update brings include is the “Earphone mode.” Users can have music play automatically when connected to earphones, choose ringtone options, and hear caller ID info through earphones. You can download the build for the OnePlus 5T and the OnePlus 5 by following the links. If you're on a stable build, you'll need to wipe your device completely to get a beta version and vice versa.

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It isn't common for low-end phones to receive updates regularly, that is if they receive any at all. While the hardware on some of the Nokia devices is strictly underwhelming, HMD Global has ensured that at least the software is up to date. The latest Nokia device to join the Oreo club is the Nokia 3. The update was announced in typical fashion by HMD Global's product manager Juho Sarvikas:

The update was rolled out after a month-long open beta program. The changelog is standard and brings features such as picture-in-picture mode, notification channels, Autofill API, and a lot more.

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