Recently we heard news about OnePlus testing Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T in the form of a closed beta program. Now, the company has made the Android 8.0 open beta ROM available for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. Also Read - Poco F3 GT 5G vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Which one should you buy?Also Read - Why OnePlus chose MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI for the Nord 2 5G, company explains
OnePlus has released the OxygenOS Open Beta 25 for the OnePlus 3 and Open Beta 16 for the OnePlus 3T. Apart from upgrading the OS to Oreo, it also brings September s security patch. This also makes the company one of the first to publicly release any form of Android Oreo for a device, while other OEMs prepare their own betas and OTAs. OnePlus is still working on the Android Oreo update for OnePlus 5.
If you are currently running an OpenBeta build on one of the OnePlus devices, there are high chances that you may have received an OTA update. OnePlus in its forum says that the update is still in beta stage, so there will be some issues and bugs, but also assures that the OxygenOS Open Beta 25 can be used as a daily driver. If you want to install this Open Beta build of Android Oreo on your OnePlus 3 and 3T, you need to flash it manually.
In terms of changes, the forum mentions that users will get features such as picture-in-picture mode, autofill, smart text selection, and notification dots. Apart from that, the latest September security patch update brings a number of bug fixes to the operating system along with better optimizations across the system. OnePlus claims that this new update improves the launch speed of the apps along with optimized adaptive brightness. ALSO READ: Android Oreo: Poll reveals the best feature on the latest Android OS
The company also pointed out some known issues such as a slower fingerprint sensor, no shortcut access to Google Photos, and stability issues with NFC and Bluetooth.