New features that Android Oreo will bring to OnePlus 5T

Do you own a OnePlus 5T? Here are the new features that your smartphone will get with the Oreo update.

By Nilakshi Pathak

    There was an air of disappointment when OnePlus announced that 5T would not be shipped with Android Oreo. OnePlus later quickly lightened the atmosphere by announcing that open beta will be soon introduced for both 5 and 5T. The company then promised that the smartphone would receive the official version by Q1 2018. Well, finally OnePlus has made the OTA available for the OnePlus 5 and 5T users.

    New features that Android Oreo will bring to OnePlus 5T

    With this recent update, OnePlus 5T has become a member of the small group that has their devices running on Android Oreo. The update is still rolling out, and we have already highlighted the features in Android Oreo for the OnePlus 5T below.

    You can now quickly switch to a OnePlus Device

    OnePlus Switch was recently rolled out to make it easier for the new users to move their data to a OnePlust phone from any Android device. All you had to do was to use a QR code and then choose the data that you wanted to transfer. OnePlus has made complete data transferring easier by introducing the Switch app in the Oreo update. Now, the new users have to install OnePlus Switch on their previous Android device and then scan the QR code for beginning the data transfer.

    Snooze new notifications when you can’t give it time

    When you don't have the time to read a new notification or message, you can just swipe it to the right and then tap on the clock icon to snooze that notification. The notification will then disappear for 15 minutes after which you will be able to see it again in the notification bar. And yes, you can also change the snooze length depending upon your schedule!

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    Apps can be viewed in Picture-in-Picture mode

    Apps can be viewed in Picture-in-Picture mode

    The picture-in-picture mode is a new type of split-screen window that will be helpful for the users to watch videos and get direction along with performing other tasks. However, one has to update the apps so that it supports the new API. Currently, this feature works with apps like VLC, Google Maps, and YouTube. All you need to do to use this feature is to open the app and then press the home button. The foreground app will then automatically shrivel to a floating window.

    Along with these feature updates, many of the system apps are also updated, bugs are fixed, and improvements are made. These updated features will surely add flair to the smartphone and will make things easier for the user. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comment section below.

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