OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 Now Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update

OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 Now Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update

OnePlus is pushing out Android 8.1 Oreo update to its twins mobile phone OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T just like they did on February when releasing the Android 8.0. The Latest update OxygenOS 5.1.0 will be available on OTA (on-the-Air) for download.

This update comes with Changelog which includes system updates such as the latest security patch and support for full screen gestures, and certain other gaming and launcher-focused additions to the software.

According to a forum post, an OxygenOS 5.1.0 OTA update has been released for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T that brings the latest April Android security patch on both handsets. Along with this, it brings support for the latest full-screen gestures (like the ones on iPhone X) albeit only on the OnePlus 5T. Gesture support was first added with OxygenOS Open Beta 3.

Apart from these system updates, the changelog also suggests the addition of newer optimisations in gaming mode, including pausing adaptive brightness and power saving. Gaming mode also adds network boost that includes network priority for gaming apps in the foreground.

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The Android 8.1-based OTA update adds category tags in the search section of the launcher’s app drawer and automatically names folders based on category.

“As always, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we’ll begin a broader rollout in a few days,” says Manu J, Staff Member, Beta Program and Developer Relations, OnePlus in the forum post.

The Size of the oxygenOS 5.1.0 OTA file is said to be around 766MB.

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