Android Oreo Open Beta Likely To Arrive For OnePlus 5T Soon

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The Android 8.0 Oreo Open Beta Program seems to be set to land on the OnePlus 5T devices soon, according to a new tweet by OnePlus Germany. The Chinese phone maker’s unit in Germany revealed via its Twitter account that the Android Oreo beta program for the OnePlus 5T “starts now,” though there is no official statement yet on the OnePlus Forums announcing the availability of the beta build. The company announced in mid November that it would launch the beta program on its latest flagship later this month. That announcement was made in conjunction with its revelation that the open beta test for the Android 8.0 Oreo-based version of OxygenOS would hit the OnePlus 5 in November, and the company now seems to be making good on its promise as the year draws to a close.

OnePlus 5T was launched on November 16 in New York with a host of iterative upgrades over the OnePlus 5 that was announced earlier this year. For instance, the handset comes with a bezel-free design, a larger display, fingerprint scanner and a dual camera setup on the back. Its key specs include a 6.01-inch full HD+ Optic AMOLED display, either 6GB or 8GB of RAM coupled with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage, respectively, and the Qualcomm-built Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor. However, the device originally shipped pre-installed with Android 7.1.2 Nougat with the company’s OxygenOS on top of it. That was contrary to earlier rumors that claimed the phone would run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Now, only time will tell when exactly the beta build will hit the smartphone, and it’s presently not clear as well when the Android 8.0 Oreo update will hit the OnePlus 5T in a stable form.

It’s worth pointing out that the Android Oreo Open Beta Program is likely to arrive for the OnePlus 5T two months after the same program debuted on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T in the form of the OxygenOS beta build 16 along with the September 2017 Android security update. As is usually the case with a beta build, the latest software package for the OnePlus 5T could be prone to crashes and introduce previously unforeseen issues to the device.