March 22, 2018

OnePlus 5T gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta, gaming mode and more

12 March 2018, 04:37 | Lucia Cruz

OnePlus 5 gets Android 8.1 Oreo, February Security Patch and more through Oxygen OS Beta update

OnePlus 5 Gets Android 8.1 Through Open Beta 6 Update

Now, we have also known that the company has been launching flagship smartphones every successive year and the latest flagship smartphones from OnePlus were named as the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

According to the OnePlus blogpost, the Android 8.1 Oreo update on OnePlus 5T will include some new features, including improved gestures for using the phone. New features include a gaming mode, a new auto pick-up gesture to answer incoming calls by raising the phone to your ear, a global roaming solution, new clock styles on the ambient display mode, data migration for app back-up on OnePlus Switch, and optimized full-screen gesture support (only on the OnePlus 5T). What are your thoughts wonOnePlus bringing in new features from the iPhone and some older ones from Samsung?

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The OxygenOS Open Beta 6 version comes with general bug fixes and performance improvements, but no other details about camera upgrade or any other performance based upgrades has been mentioned yet.

After the software update, OnePlus 5T users get a new gaming mode and also add new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness. This enables users to add support to migrate application data. Together with the Android 8.1 update, the February Android security patch has also been included. It will basically allow users to switch between devices seamlessly. Users can also manually install the package to get onto the Open Beta program, by following the procedure on the software downloads page of OnePlus. For more info, head to the Source links below. However, if you are already on a Beta build, then the device will receive an OTA update. Please remember that this is beta update and builds like this are sometimes not as stable as our official OTAs. Digging deeper into the OxygenOS Open Beta 4 firmware files, an image has been found which is named as "screendecor_up_img_enchilada_1" as seen above.

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