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Official Oreo Update Arrives for OnePlus 5

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Bytes: As expected, the OnePlus has now announced the first OxygenOS Oreo Open Beta for the OnePlus 5.

Since this is a public beta, anyone with a OnePlus 5 can participate in the beta program and provide their feedback to the company. If you’re rocking a OnePlus 5 and are interested in trying out an early version of Android Oreo, you can download the OxygenOS Oreo beta ROM from this link and the step-by-step instructions for the installation can be found at this page.

OnePlus 5 users can look forward to using all the usual Android Oreo features such as picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, smart text selection and Auto-Fill, along with OxygenOS goodies like Parallel Apps and more.

The full changelog for the OxygenOS Open Beta Oreo is as follow:

  • System
    • Updated to Android O (8.0)
      • Added Picture in Picture
      • Added Auto-fill
      • Added Smart text selection
      • New Quick Settings design
    • Added Parallel Apps
    • Updated security patch to October
  • Launcher
    • Added notification dots
    • New app folder design
    • Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

Keep in mind that after moving to the beta channel you’ll no longer receive any stable updates — only Open Beta OTAs will be provided. Later on, if you decide to revert back to the stable channel, you will need to fully wipe your device and clean install a special roll-back build.

Beta software, as you know, can be a little rough around the edges and given this is a very first release, you’ll likely come across many annoying bugs and software quirks. The stable Android Oreo update for the OnePlus 5 is slated to release in early 2018 so we will likely see some more beta OTAs before the software is stable enough for prime time. Apart from Android 8.0, the OnePlus 5 —along with the OnePlus 5T, 3, and 3T — is also confirmed to receive an update to Android 8.1 next year.

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