OnePlus 5T owners can now settle a bit as the Chinese handset maker has started rolling out Android Oreo update for the smartphone. While OnePlus 5 has already received the update after much delay, "we are starting to push the incremental roll-out of OxygenOS 5.0.2, our first official Android Oreo OTA update for the OnePlus 5T," the company has said.
"For those who were on previous versions for OnePlus 5T (review), we appreciate your active feedback and attempts to reach out to us. With your help, we have been able to better optimize and improve several key areas. Thank you for your patience and as always, we look forward to hearing your continued feedback," OnePlus has stated in its forum post.
In any case, OnePlus 5T owners will now be able to experience Android Oreo and its features hands-on. As such, Oreo brings in features like picture-in-picture, Smart Text Selection, Notification Dots, Android Instant Apps, Google Play Protect improved booting time, extended battery life and a whole lot more.
Apart from Oreo, the update also brings improvements in the system which according to the changelog includes a new design for Quick Settings, general bug fixes and improvements, applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218. The company has also mentioned that they have updated the smartphone applications as well. The update takes that Launcher version to v2.2, Gallery to v2.0, Weather to v1.9 and finally File Manager has got v1.7.6.
As always, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and OnePlus will begin a broader rollout in a few days. Besides, OnePlus owners should receive a notification for the update. If users do not receive any notification then, they can always check for the update manually by going to the Setting page and then clicking on About phone tab. There they can check for updates. If the device has got the update it will show it.
Notably, this is basically a firmware update and the patch will be large. So users should have at least 50 percent battery or more n their device and they should carry out the installation process over a Wi-Fi network. Using mobile network may cost additional data charges. It is also advised to back up all the date before installing the new OS. Do remember these things during the time of installation of any major software update.
Meanwhile, OnePlus has said, "Your feedback is appreciated. We may not always be able to respond to every comment in the forums, but please be assured that we take your comments and feedback seriously. Hope you enjoy and let us know how you feel about the update." Got any opinions you can always head over to the company's official forum page. You can also let us know what do you think about the update in the comments below.