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

Saturday, 07 Jul, 2018

Now the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T flagship devices of the company is getting a new OxygenOS open beta update to bring Project Treble support. In August a year ago, Google engineers on an Android Developers Backstage podcast episode confirmed that they are working with OEMs to bring Project Treble to a mass level.

Note: as this build supports project treble If you are not running open beta 12 for OnePlus 5 and open beta 10 OnePlus 5T make sure you flash this builds before updating, if not you should clear all data and cache from recovery before flashing the latest build. The latest beta software for the phones are big in size, and also bring a lot of changes and improvements. OnePlus 6 already has an Android P beta live. Now, Google has separated the software and hardware part of the update, making things more streamline and much faster. Some other minor features included are optimised logic for the contacts page and a new design with improved user experience.

For the new custom accent colour customisation, users on the new Open Beta can head over to Settings Display Customisation and choose the colour you like with the new colour wheel. The company recently promised three years of service for every OnePlus smartphone. The OnePlus comes with an "oil painting effect" and the company has just rolled out some optimizations.

As a technical consideration, it's also interesting that OnePlus was able to do it without repartitioning storage for the device.

This doesn't guarantee that the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T will get ultra-fast updates in the future, but it's a very good sign.

Accent color customization support has been ready for the OnePlus 5 and 5T and will soon roll out for the new OnePlus 6 and the older OnePlus 3/3T and the OnePlus 5/5T. We are not sure when OnePlus would release the stable version, with all these new features, for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. You also get improved search tags in the app drawer along with a new "New Installs" category tag in the app drawer.

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.