OnePlus 5 gets better with OxygenOS 5.0 update

OnePlus 5

OnePlus has rolled out the OxygenOS 5.0 update via over the air for the OnePlus 5. According to OnePlus, the OxygenOS 5.0 platform is the first official Android Oreo update. After the installation, your OnePlus 5 device will be updated to Android Oreo 8.0, which is the latest Android platform. The Oreo bring in several new features in addition to improvements.

The OxygenOS 5.0 update includes improvements related to launcher such as shelf optimizations. Moreover, you can upload your image through Shot on OnePlus. The user interface of the camera has been refreshed with a new design with enhancements to photo. Moreover, the update adds advanced beauty effect for Portrait mode.

The OxygenOS 5.0 update has added Places tab inside Gallery to enable you to view photos on a map. The Calculator has been added to a new history feature. Moreover, an alarm calendar feature has been integrated into the Clock.

The System module is equipped with Parallel Apps feature and also bears a new design for quick settings and lift up display. The update adds adaptive model screen calibration with optimizations for Wi-Fi and battery saver. In addition to the OxygenOS 5.0, the OnePlus 5 will also be updated with the Android security patch for the month of December.

It is to be noted that the OxygenOS 5.0 update has been pushed via OTA on an incremental basis. Hence, the update will be available only for a small cross-section of users starting December 22. However, the new software update will be made available for global users within the next few days.

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Before proceeding to download the update, you need to charge the device up to 100 percent to avoid interruption. Moreover, you should establish connectivity with Wi-Fi and provide a free storage of up to 2GB. That being said, you need not have to worry since OnePlus smartphones come with large storage space such as 64GB and 128GB.

If the charging level has dipped to 20 percent, then you should connect the smartphone to AC adapter to enable the device to charge during the whole downloading process.

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