OnePlus 5 and 5T expected to refresh with Android 8.1 Oreo update

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OnePlus has opened new gates for the open beta program for the flagship OnePlus 5 and 5T smartphones. According to reports, the open beta program will bring in the much-awaited Android 8.1 Oreo update. If you work with either OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T, you should register for the open beta program since the software bits are available only for registered users.

It has been confirmed that the latest open beta program will bring in Android 8.1 Oreo update for the OnePlus 5 and 5t devices. After the installation of the update, you will be able to work with the refreshed auto pickup gesture, which helps you to attend to incoming calls just by raising the smartphone. You will find this kind of feature with wearable bands and also with gestures included with Samsung devices.

OnePlus also infused improvements for gaming mode including the ability to turn off adaptive brightness. The update also saves a substantial amount of power in addition to notification blocking. Moreover, the open beta update also includes February 2018 security patch. The latest update also ships with global roaming solution and the ability to backup app data from smartphones other than OnePlus.

It will take few days for the Android 8.1 update to hit OnePlus 5/5T devices. The company is planning to gauge the response from beta users and based on the feedback the update will be modified to incorporate all the changes.

The public update will be pushed via OTA and you will have to charge the handsets up to 100% to avoid interruption. It is also advisable to free 3GB of storage space but you need not have to worry because OnePlus devices carry huge space by default.

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