Today in Android: OnePlus 5T Gets May Security Patch, Oreo Update Rolling Out for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Some European Countries

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OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 5.1.2 for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T. The update brings support for double tap to lock screen gesture, which can come in handy when you have a broken power button. You should still get that power button looked at, though. It also brings the May security patch.  Other feature additions include “Places” in the Gallery app, which lets you sort photos by location, similar to what we have in Google Photos. A “Recently Deleted” collection in the app has been added for people who want to recover recently deleted content. Lastly, the update also contains bug fixes including fixes for auto-rotation stability issue, Wi-Fi connecting issue, and an issue of the microphone not functioning for AKG earphones. The complete changelog is as follows:

Updated Android security patch to 2018.5
Fixed auto-rotation stability issue

Places: a map view of photos by location
Added “Recently Deleted” collection

Wireless & Network
Fixed Wi-Fi connecting issue

Double-tap to lock screen

Fixed microphone not functioning issue for AKG earphones

The update weighs in at a hefty 1.6GB and should hit your devices in the next couple of days, as it is being rolled out incrementally.

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Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge Oreo update rolling out in Scandinavian countries

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 first saw Oreo when a developer preview of the update was accidentally rolled out to a (un)lucky user in Vietnam a couple of weeks ago. Samsung stated that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge would receive Oreo, but didn't specify a timeline. Last month, some users in the UK reportedly began receiving Oreo on their devices. The rollout was put on hold after it was found to trigger random reboots in a small percentage of devices. Today, some users in Sweden have reportedly received the update on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It is 1.2GB in size and the build number is G930FXXU2ERE8. You get all the standard Oreo goodies plus a bump up to Samsung Experience 9.0 (you won't get all of the S8/S8+ features, though) You can check if the update is available by going into the Software update menu in the phone’s Settings app.

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