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OnePlus 5T Receives First Stable Android 8.0 Oreo Build

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OnePlus has begun the official rollout of OxygenOS 5.0.2 for the OnePlus 5T flagship based on Android 8.0 Oreo and which is now being distributed over the air, with availability expected to gradually expand to all OnePlus 5T units over the coming weeks. According to the official changelog, the package includes general bug fixes and improvements, though OnePlus doesn’t go into many details, though it did confirm the software contains the CVE-2017-13218 CPU security patch.

Furthermore, the Quick Settings feature has a new design following the latest software release, and various applications have also been updated, with the Launcher app now sitting at v2.2, the Gallery app at v2.0, and the Weather and File Manager apps being updated to v.1.9 and v.1.7.6, respectively. It’s also safe to assume that whatever bug halted the entire beta update for the OnePlus 5T in early January has also been squashed. Other features that go by unmentioned in the changelog but should be part of the Oreo update and previous OxygenOS 5.0.x versions include Picture in Picture mode, auto-fill, Notification dots, a new UI for the Camera application, the addition of a beauty effect option in Portrait Mode, as well as a new “Places” tab within the Gallery app that allows users to sort their images based on the location where they were captured.

The OnePlus 5T was released in late November running OxygenOS 4.7 which was based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Work on the Android Oreo update began in a timely manner and OnePlus confirmed that the beta rollout should commence in December. The beta period wasn’t without issues but at the end of the day, the OnePlus 5T has now officially made the jump to a newer OS version two months after its market debut. As usual, the OTA update will be accompanied by an update notification, however, OnePlus 5T owners can attempt to download the update manually from the system settings app. Either way, it’s advised to apply the update over a Wi-Fi network and while the device is either charging or is fully charged. And as expected, OnePlus continues to ask for feedback on the latest release and encourages OnePlus 5T owners to share their thoughts and experiences on its official forums.

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