OnePlus 5 receives Android 8.1 Oreo update

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OnePlus is world’s leading smartphone manufacturer with a number of high-end smartphones. The company is currently preparing for their new OnePlus 6 flagship smartphone which is going to be announced in the coming June month. Today, OnePlus has rolled out an Android 8.1 Oreo update to the OnePlus 5 smartphone. 

OnePlus 5 is last year’s flagship smartphone which was launched in the early 2017. After that, the company has launched an updated version of the same device with OnePlus 5T. OnePlus launches two new smartphones every year and OnePlus 5 was the first phone of the last year. Fortunately, the users of OnePlus 5 started receiving the new Android 8.1 Oreo update officially.

OnePlus is running a Beta Program for all the OnePlus smartphone users who want to test out the beta builds of the new software updates. By joining this program, you would receive the beta builds of the upcoming stable software updates. You would be testing out the new beta updates as testers. Those of you who have already enrolled with this program, will be receiving the new Android 8.1 Oreo update to their OnePlus 5 smartphone.

The new Android 8.1 Oreo for OnePlus 5 update brings a bunch of improvements and system functions for your device which makes it a mandatory update for all the users of the OnePlus 5 smartphone. The new update comes as Open Beta 6 for the device and it brings a variety of new changes with system improvements for the device.

The update has completely changed the UI of the OnePlus 5 smartphone. You can have a fresh new pick up gesture for the phone calls which looks more neat. The update also adds new ambient clock to your OnePlus 5. So if you don’t like the default clock on the device, this new update will bring a whole new clock to your device. There will be a number of different Clock styles available on the device which you can use to change the clock on the display of your phone.

Apart from this, the update also brings new optimisations for the gamers with its gaming mode. You will get a lot of new functions to your device while exploring the gaming mode on a OnePlus 5 smartphone. It also adds up power consuming feature to save your battery while playing the game with adaptive brightness option.

Additionally, the new update also adds up an updated Switch app which is company’s own application. The update includes February Month Security Patch to your device which brings new security options for your device by fixing all the bugs and other unwanted errors from the device’ actual functionality.

If we go through the official Changelog, the new OxygenOS Open Beta 6 brings a lot of improvements to your device with for the system, for gaming mode and for the phone as well. If you are already using the previous OxygenOS Open Beta update on your smartphone, you will receive this new OxygenOS Open Beta 6 update via OTA, which means you don’t have to go to any website to download and install this update. The update will itself pop up on your phone’s display and this is how you can simply get your OnePlus 5 device updated with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update.

If you are from technical side and want to install this update manually to your device, you can download the image file of this update and can install this file manually to your device as well. Following link will help you out to download the latest, OxygenOS Open Beta 6 for your OnePlus 5 device.

Download OxygenOS Open Beta 6 for OnePlus 5

Apart from this, if we talk about the upcoming smartphone from the OnePlus, it would be the successor of this device, the OnePlus 6. Until now, we have seen the alleged photos of the OnePlus 6 smartphone which shows the front and back panel of the device. The phone was also listed on a Chinese benchmarking site, AnTuTu. So yes, we could get to see the OnePlus 6 smartphone int he mid-year.