OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android Oreo begins rolling out to the OnePlus 5

Towards the end of November, OnePlus started rolling out beta builds of OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The final update was expected to be ready by 2018, but the company has announced its general availability ahead of schedule just the way it did with the Nougat update last year.

In addition to the Android Oreo features, there are other enhancements that are being released in the over-the-air (OTA) OxygenOS update, which are as follows:

  • Updated to Android O (8.0)
  • Launcher
    1. Optimizations for Shelf
    2. Now you can upload your photo through Shot on OnePlus
  • Camera
    1. New Camera UI design
    2. Optimizations for photo quality
    3. Added beauty effect for Portrait Mode
  • Gallery
    1. Added “Places” tab for viewing photos on a map
  • Calculator
    1. Added history feature
  • Clock
    1. Added alarm calendar feature
  • System
    1. Added Parallel Apps feature
    2. New design for Quick Settings
    3. New design for Lift up display
    4. Added “Adaptive model" screen calibration
    5. Optimizations for Wi-Fi
    6. Optimizations for Battery Saver
    7. Updated Android security patch to December

The update does not seem to include the Face Unlock feature that is expected to arrive for the OnePlus 5, but given that it wasn't confirmed to launch just until yesterday, it could still be a patient wait before we see a release.

It might take some time till the OxygenOS 5.0 OTA notification shows up on your device since rollouts are generally done in phases as well as in specific regions. The complete update package for manual installation is available for download from within the announcement post linked below, however, there have been a few reports about users losing their data during the update and other issues related to Oreo on the OnePlus subreddit, so it would perhaps be best to back up your data and wait for the patch as it rolls out.

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