Shortly after scheduling software maintenance for its smartphones, OnePlus is now pushing Open Betas of OxygenOS to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.
The pre-stable firmware will seed support for Project Treble which means devices that launch with Android Oreo will be compatible with modular OTA updates directly from Google. The solution will thus shorten the process of updating Android OS which has been slow for several OEMs and will also encourage developers to make custom ROMs for beta testers.
Not only does the OxygenOS Open Beta roll out support for Project Treble in OnePlus 5/5T, there are UI enhancements and tweaks like the revamping of the System UI and OnePlus’ weather app. The interface also offers users to change accent colours while the default launcher has been updated to feature better-curated search tags, including a new ‘installs’ tab that shows the recently updated/installed apps on your phone. The Weather app update revolves around redesigning the forecast section into one single section.
Though the recent updates offer newer features and a new UI, we’d advise you to carefully go through the release notes since the update is in its beta phase. If you’ve already flashed a beta build on your OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T, you’d soon receive the latest update through OTA. For users running on a stage build, make sure to read the instructions concerned with flashing the update manually before something goes wrong.