OnePlus has cancelled the global release of OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo for OnePlus 5. The company has however not given any specific explanation for the cancellation except that there was a bug in the build.
Now OnePlus has stopped rolling out the version completely and is preparing to roll out OxygenOS 5.0.1 and a partial release for that will go live soon. However, when it will be released is not known at the moment.
In December last year, OnePlus started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 OTA update for its OnePlus 5 smartphone. The update brings a host of new updates including Parallel Apps feature that allow users to create multiple accounts for apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp. There were also bug fixes and improvements and updated Android security patch for December with the update.
OnePlus has now announced on the OnePlus forum “Because of a bug on Oxygen 5.0, we have cancelled its global release. And we’re preparing for Oxygen 5.0.1, the partial release will go alive soon”.
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After the Oreo update, the smartphone will have picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.
Meanwhile, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, in a Tweet, has confirmed that OnePlus 5 will soon receive the Face Unlock feature, which is currently available on the OnePlus 5T. The new face unlock feature is pretty fast and the company claims that it can unlock the smartphone in 0.3 seconds.