OnePlus 5 Gets Android 8.1 Through Open Beta 6 Update

OnePlus 5 Gets Android 8.1 Through Open Beta 6 Update

OnePlus 5 Gets Android 8.1 Through Open Beta 6 Update

To recall, the OnePlus 5 and 5T have AMOLED displays allowing for less power consumption.

Apart from the change in the software version and Android patch level, the differences in Open Beta 4 (for the OnePlus 5T) and Open Beta 6 (for the OnePlus 5) are functional and related to the Oxygen OS overlay.

As mentioned, the key highlight of the new software update is Android 8.1 Oreo. OnePlus hasn't said how many betas there will be before the stable version rolls out, but where this is the sixth beta, it should be rolling out pretty soon.

It will take few days for the Android 8.1 update to hit OnePlus 5/5T devices. Together with the Android 8.1 update, the February Android security patch has also been included. The update log includes a new auto pick up gesture, where a user can answer an an incoming call by simply raising the phone. When it comes to the gaming mode, OnePlus also added some changes here, with new optimizations in gaming mode, for a more immersive gaming experience. OnePlus says users should wait for sometime while the selected build is updated to their phone.

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In addition, the software update brings along another feature called the OnePlus Switch to the OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus Switch has also got support for migrating application data which further eases switching between devices. In case you are not an Open Beta user, but interested to get the update on your OnePlus 5T, you need to head to this link: http://downloads.oneplus.net/ to download it. This update comes just one day after the OnePlus 5 received a similar Open Beta 6 update. If a user wants to go back to the stable build, then they have to once again do a full install and clean flash, which means wiping off all the data and cache. Note that the update will only be available to you through an OTA push if you're already on the Open Beta program on your device.

The Open Beta program is notably not stable software, and hence is not recommended for users who aren't completely sure of what they are doing, as this could cause stability issues and problems with the devices.

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