Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

OnePlus 5 and 5T Will be Getting Faster Android Updates As Well

OnePlus 5 and 5T Will be Getting Faster Android Updates As Well

OnePlus, after a change of heart, has chose to bring Google's Project Treble in OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Both these phones are from a year ago, and the latest betas are based on Android 8.1 Oreo. OnePlus 6 already has an Android P beta live.

When Google announced about the Project Treble, OnePlus gave an open statement, saying that it is impossible to include Treble support via OTA update, as it requires a storage partition (vendor partition), which could hard brick the smartphone. Now, Google has separated the software and hardware part of the update, making things more streamline and much faster. With the update, you get a color wheel for customization, which is what a lot of users have been asking for. OnePlus also optimised logic for the contact page in the OnePlus Dialer app, and the OnePlus Weather app has been completely redesigned.

The camera app sees several improvements.

At the time of writing, the update doesn't appear to be available for us on our varied OnePlus 5Ts via means such as Oxygen Updater. This list is part of its "key actions update" where the company details what actions it has taken to improve its products and services after conducting three Open Ears Forums across the globe. OnePlus also promised that it is working on an improved panorama experience and it is planning to launch the fix by the end of the year. And the new VI will be validated by a Vendor Test Suite (VTS), which is analogous to the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) that Google has been using for API testing of apps. Apart from the OnePlus 5 and 5T, around 20 other smartphones including the Huawei P10/P10 Plus and LG's V30 have made the jump.

One of the highly requested features from OnePlus 5 and 5T users are official Project Treble support and custom accent colour customisation. There's also an improved app list of hidden space, toolbox.

Chinese smartphone makers OnePlus are known to provide beta updates to its range of smartphones to enable the users to check out on new features even before they are officially rolled out.

However because this is still beta software there will undoubtedly be bugs, meaning if you want to download it you should do so on a device that is not your primary phone.

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