OnePlus has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS) update through a closed beta programme to OnePlus 5, the company’s first flagship of 2017. The company has released its first “Android Open” beta build for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones last month and is now introducing it for OnePlus 5 that brings user interface (UI) tweaks and other useful features. Also Read - Good news for OnePlus 3, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T users in India
“We are super excited to announce that we are ready to kick off the ‘Open Beta Program’ for the OnePlus 5 today. The first ‘Open Beta’ build based on Android 8.0 for the OnePlus 5 is available for download now,” the company wrote in a blog post on Monday. Also Read - OnePlus won't bring these performance features to older phones
The OS update will bring “picture-in-picture” functionality, the company’s own “Parallel Apps”, added notification dots and updated security patch to October. Unlike the closed beta programme, upgrades introduced through the company’s open beta channel can be availed by users and based on their experience and feedback, the company will improve the upgrades before officially rolling them out. Also Read - OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Android 10 stable update rolling out: Report
OnePlus 5 is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The handset houses 16MP + 20MP dual rear cameras and 16MP front shooter. It is powered by 3300mAh battery and is available in midnight black and slate gray colour.