After rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie beta update for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users in China, the company is now planning for the Open Beta build for OnePlus 5/5T globally. On its community forum, Oneplus has noted that OnePlus 5/5T users need to keep “patience” at this stage as the Open Beta is “almost out”. Also Read - OnePlus Nord N10 5G, OnePlus Nord N100 with OxygenOS 10.5 launched: Price, specificationsAlso Read - OnePlus Nord N10, Nord N100 specifications leaked: Up to 90Hz display, 64MP triple cameras
Last week, OnePlus started rolling out the HydrogenOS 9.0 beta update based on Android 9.0 Pie for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users in China. OnePlus’ HydrogenOS is specific to China, while the OxygenOS gets rolled out to OnePlus devices globally. Also Read - OnePlus 9 may launch earlier than usual, March announcement expected
“Some of you may have noticed that it has been 3 weeks since the last Open Beta build for OnePlus 5/5T. We d like to shed some light that Pie for 5/5T is almost out for Open Beta. Patience and love are all we need at this stage, as we don t have to keep staring at the oven when it s on,” wrote OnePlus on its forum.
Considering that OnePlus’ Android Pie-based Open Beta for OnePlus 5/5T is “almost out”, we are expecting similar changes and improvements in the OxygenOS as company pushed for the UI in China. The update is expected to bring new full-screen gestures for OnePlus 5/5T like the OnePlus 6/6T long with usual Android P based interface icons, call UI interface, redesigned weather app, and more.
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If the Open Beta testing phase works fine for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users, then a wider rollout may happen towards the end of 2018, or early 2019.