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OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T start receiving Android Oreo based OxygenOS 5 update

TT Correspondent | 20 Nov 2017

Chinese handset maker OnePlus has unveiled the rollout of OxygenOS 5.0 OTA update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users have already experienced the Android 8.0 Oreo update before as part of the company's closed beta programme.

OxygenOS 5.0 brings some major changes to the devices. The Android version is changed to Android 8.0 Oreo adding features like Auto-fill, Picture-in-Picture, Smart text selection, and redesigned Quick settings. The company has also added features like Parallel Apps, notification dots, and the latest app folder design to the OnePlus launcher. The surprising part about the latest update is the fact that the Android security patch in the operating system is still lagging at September, a full two months behind the current security patch level.

OnePlus says that the incremental rollout of OxygenOS 5.0 for the OnePlus 3 and 3T has started and it will be reaching a small percentage of users initially. A broader rollout of Oreo update can be expected in a few days.

The company during the OnePlus 5T keynote had promised that the new smartphone will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo open beta by end of December. The OnePlus 5 was also promised to be upgraded to OnePlus 5 through the Oreo open beta later this month.