Late last month, OnePlus started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo based OxygenOS 5.0 OTA update for its OnePlus 5 smartphone. The update brings the latest Android OS flavor along with new features, bug fixes, performance improvements and security updates. Earlier today, OnePlus canceled the rollout of the OTA update after it found a bug. Also Read - OnePlus - Oppo integration: What this partnership means for smartphone users?Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021
OnePlus staff member Jimmy Z posted an update on the company s forum stating, Because of a bug on Oxygen 5.0, we have cancelled its global release. While OnePlus did not mention anything about the bug, users have complained about consistent app crashes after installing the update. The staff member further added saying, we’re preparing for Oxygen 5.0.1, the partial release will go alive soon. Also Read - OnePlus Nord N200 is the cheapest 5G phone from the company, price stands under Rs 20,000
Android 8.0 Oreo brings in a number of new changes such as Picture-in-Picture feature that allows you to watch a video while also running an app in the background. There is also a new autofill feature that completes blank fields based on similar forms that you have filled. For instance, your name, surname, address, phone number and other details can be auto filled to ease the signup process.
Google has also added background limits to restrict data usage, and stop apps from running in the background, thus improving battery life. While these are some of Google s addition to the Android platform, OnePlus has also added a few tricks as a part of OxygenOS. These include new camera app UI, beauty effect for Portrait Mode and enhanced optimizations for battery saver and Wi-Fi.
With the new OnePlus 5T, OnePlus introduced facial recognition-based Face Unlock feature allowing users to unlock the smartphone by just looking at it. The company promised to bring the feature to OnePlus 5 in the form of a software update, and true to its words, OnePlus has included the feature in the OxygenOS Open Beta 3 update. The feature is soon expected to come out of beta and see a wider rollout in the coming weeks.