Users of the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, the two smartphones from the Chinese company launched in 2017, are in for some good news. The latest version of OxygenOS, version 5.1.6 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T are now rolling out for users on the stable software path, and will be downloadable over-the-air. The roll-out will be staged, so users will receive it over the coming days and the update may not be visible to all OnePlus 5 / 5T users just yet.
While the update does bring some changes, the significant and most looked forward to update is still missing. OxygenOS 5.1.6 remains on Android 8.1 Oreo, with users of these two phones having to wait a while longer for Android 9 Pie. While OnePlus has already confirmed that the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 and 5T will be updated to Android Pie, CEO Pete Lau has stated that this will take some more time than earlier expected.
For now, the changelog states that the update will bring full Project Treble support to the phone on the stable software path, thereby easing future Android-level software updates. It also brings improved Bluetooth stability for phone calls, updates the Android security patch to October 2018 and brings support for VoLTE connectivity on the Idea Cellular network in India.
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The OnePlus 5 was launched in mid-2017, while the OnePlus 5T came a few months later in November 2017. Both phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, and come with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phones were launched on Android Nougat, but were quickly updated to Android Oreo. Users now look forward to the next version of Android, which is in the works according to OnePlus.