OnePlus 5 starts receiving Android Oreo; Face Unlock feature to come soon

The update not only brings all the features of Android Oreo, but also the cool features of OxygenOS 5.0 such as parallel apps.

By Chandrika

    Currently, OnePlus 5T is one of the best smartphones available around. Apart from the full-screen design and some changes in the camera department, there is not much difference between the smartphone and its predecessor OnePlus 5.

    OnePlus 5 to get Face Unlock feature with Android Oreo update

    That being said, OnePlus 5T comes with one particular feature that was not present in the OnePlus 5.In case you are wondering, we are talking about the 'Face Unlock' feature, which is quite fast, if not the fastest. Well, the good news is, the 'Face Unlock' feature will make its way to OnePlus 5 with Android 8.0 Oreo update. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced via Twitter that the feature will be available on OnePlus 5 due to popular demand.

    Within few hours of the announcement, OnePlus started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo along with OxygenOS 5.0 update to OnePlus 5 owners. The update not only brings all the features of Android Oreo, but also the cool features of OxygenOS 5.0 such as parallel apps. In addition, the new update also includes the Android security patch for December.

    As is often the case with software updates, it will take a while before all the OnePlus 5 devices get the taste of Oreo. However, some users claim that using a VPN and selecting Canada will allow you receive the update immediately.

    The changelog for the update is as follows:

    Launcher

    Optimizations for Shelf
    Now you can upload your photo through Shot on OnePlus

    Camera & Gallery

    New Camera UI design
    Optimizations for photo quality
    Added beauty effect for Portrait Mode
    Added "Places" tab for viewing photos on a map

    Apps

    Added history feature in Calculator
    Added alarm calendar function in clock

    System

    Added Parallel Apps feature

    New design for Quick Settings

    New design for Lift up display

    Added "Adaptive model" screen calibration

    Updated Android security patch to December

    You may have noticed that the changelog doesn't mention anything about the Face Unlock feature. This means, it will be added later in a future update.

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