Today in Android Oreo: OnePlus 5T, 3T, Samsung Galaxy S6, and Others

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OnePlus has had a rough past few months, with users reporting credit card fraud after purchasing devices from the store and a potential patent infringement with their Face Unlock feature and a brief suspension of the Oreo open beta for the OnePlus 3/3T. Despite the setbacks, the company is still on schedule with its promised Android Oreo beta program and several other devices are also due to receive an update soon.

OnePlus 5T to Receive New Features in Latest Oreo update

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The OnePlus 5T is an excellent sequel to an equally remarkable device. However, many users were disappointed that the device ran Android Nougat out of the box. OnePlus was quick to promise an open beta for Oreo before the end of 2017 and kept true to its word. Now it's time for the second update, which includes some new stock apps, improves background task management and adds some other quality of life things. Here's the complete changelog of what we can expect with the update:

File manager
  • Improved experience when file deleting
  • Added big file management function
  • Added whole new Clipboard application
OnePlus Switch
  • Added whole new OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore
  • Added caller phone number and location information in calling notification
OnePlus Launcher
  • New application drawer design
  • Auto-naming folder
  • Dynamic icon function for desktop clock icon
  •  Improved power consumption measurement
  • Optimized management logic for high power consumption application
  • Added intelligent background application management solution

The update should be rolling out to everyone over the coming days, or you can download it directly from the source.

OnePlus 3/3T Open Beta Adds Face Unlock and More

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Older devices often receive delayed updates or none at all in some cases. This, however, is not true for last year's OnePlus 3 and 3T. Both devices are running an active Oreo open beta, which recently received an update that brings the 5T's Face Unlock feature to the 3 and 3T. The complete changelog is as follows:

Release notes
  • Added face unlock function
  • Added OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore
  • Supported Airtel VoLTE in India
  • General bug fixes and stability improvements

Upgraded OnePlus Launcher to V2.3
  • New application drawer design
  • Auto-naming folder
  • Dynamic icon function for desktop clock icon

Other changes include support for Airtel VoLTE in India and an updated launcher.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Might Receive an Oreo Update Next Month

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Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is in the works, as its beta program participants received a notification stating that they'll receive one last update before it ends. However, there was no word about any updates for the older Galaxy S6, until now. According to a thread on xda-developers, a user interacted with a Samsung support representative, who said that Galaxy S6 users could expect an update sometime in February.

It does, however, seem highly unlikely, as the newer Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will very likely get priority over the two-year-old Galaxy S6. But one thing is for certain; the S6 will receive a stable Oreo build in the near future.

Honor 8 Confirmed to NOT Get Android Oreo

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While Huawei has been consistent with rolling out Oreo on their flagships such as the P10, P10 and Mate 9 (albeit still in beta), it's subsidiary Honor has had no such luck. A tweet posted by Honor India states:

All hope isn't lost, as the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 8 Lite might still be getting Oreo, as they were both launched a bit later than the Honor 8. We can also expect an update on the recently released Honor 7X and the Honor View 10 in the upcoming months.

Which device do you want the Oreo update on? Let us know in the comments below.

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