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Android P Confirmed for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T

Back at Google I/O 2018 (8 May), Google announced Android P Beta for a bunch of non-pixel Smartphones including the recently announced OnePlus 6. And keeping the promise, OnePlus released Android P Beta for the OnePlus 6  just after its launch (16 May).

OnePlus posted on its forum regarding the Android P Beta for the OnePlus 6 and also revealed its plans for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

"We're excited to announce we've been working closely with Google to give OnePlus 6 users early access to Android P Beta, shortly after launch. OnePlus devices are some of the most developer-friendly phones on the market. We look forward to seeing how app developers and other early adopters in our community will take advantage of this beta to create even better software experiences.

Since day one, we've been committed to working with our community to build the best software possible. We've come a long way thanks to the passion and dedication of the whole OnePlus community. Your feedback has helped our team push out some of the industry's fastest software updates. OxygenOS continues to evolve at an incredible pace, thanks to you.

Over 135,000 of our users signed up to review the OnePlus 6 early via The Lab. With the OnePlus 6 device in their hands, they'll be among the first in our community to be able to download the Android P Build. (OnePlus 5/5T friends, we'll have something nice lined up for you later this year.) In the meantime, if you'd like to read more about the latest Android release, feel free to visit OnePlus Dev Preview. We'll continue to work closely with Google in the coming days, so stay tuned!"

Google is announcing the final version of Android P later this year, and as OnePlus said that they've something nice (Android P Software Update) for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T planned for later this year. 

OnePlus has already confirmed that Android 8.1 Oreo would be the last Android update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. We'll let you know once we get more information regarding Android P for OnePlus devices, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus 5 gets Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS Open Beta 6

OnePlus is pushing a new software update to the users of OnePlus 5 in the form of OxygenOS Open Beta 6. With the latest update, the company is fixing various bugs along with some new features as well.

The update brings latest Android 8.1 Oreo with February 2018 Security Patch. Most likely Android 8.1 would be the last update for both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

Android 8.1 comes with new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. OnePlus has also added new autopick phone gesture with this update.


The update is currently rolling out for the users under OpenBeta OS, and later on, all the features will be added to the stable build of the OS. Have you received the update? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus 5 OxygenOS Beta 5 removes Clipboard; Here's What's New!

OnePlus 5 OxygenOS Beta 5 removes Clipboard; Here's What's New!
OnePlus is pushing a new software update to the users of OnePlus 5 in the form of OxygenOS Open Beta 5. With the latest update, the company is fixing various bugs along with some new features as well.

The update brings a new pick-up gesture switcher to the Phone application. Now, you can choose whether to lift an incoming call by swiping down or up the screen.


Phone
  • Added pick-up gesture switcher
    • You can now choose which way you slide (up or down) to pick up a phone call
System
  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Removed Clipboard function
    • Thanks for your feedback, we removed this feature based on that.
  • Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218
India only
  • Added SMS categorization function for India only
  • This is an India only feature that auto-sorts your SMS messages into categories
Besides, the company has removed the Clipboard function which was found sending users data to Chinese servers. The update also brings new security patch CVE-2017-13218. 

The update is currently rolling out for the users under OpenBeta OS, and later on, all the features will be added to the stable build of the OS. Have you received the update? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


OnePlus 5 gets new Android 8.1 Oreo update via OmniRom [How to install]

OnePlus 5 gets new Android 8.1 Oreo update via OmniRom [How to install]
OnePlus 5 can now get a custom version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Although this custom ROM is made available to the public, it is still under testing by its developers since Android 8.1 is fresh off the Google labs.

Reputed Developer darkobas (XDA username) has released the brand new OmniRom based on latest Android 8.1 Oreo. It brings latest security updates, wallpapers, launcher and many more value-added features to the OnePlus 5.


With Android 8.1 Oreo, you'll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings.

Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo Omni ROM on OnePlus 5:

Step 1: Download Omni Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps on to your Smartphone.

Step 2: Boot to TWRP Mode.

Step 3: Once entering the TWRP settings menu, clear phone's memory (full) by selecting 'Wipe' option. Once done, select 'Swipe to Factory Reset' perform factory reset.

Step 4: Return to TWRP settings and tap 'Install' by the selecting .Zip file in the phone's memory.

Step 5: Come back to TWRP menu setting to approve the installation by tapping 'Swipe to Confirm Flash'

Step 6: Flashing of the custom ROM begins and after few minutes, a message 'Successful' appears on the screen, thus completing installation.

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Official Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to OnePlus 5: What Are The New Features?

Official Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to OnePlus 5
The last time we updated you on the status of the OnePlus 5's Android 8.0 Oreo update, we told you that it was in the beta and the final release is imminent. Well, OnePlus is finally pushing it out to you all.

The OnePlus 5 is now getting Official Android 8.0 Oreo Software Update. Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, OnePlus has also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 5 also brings Face Unlock, Redesigned Camera UI and new beauty effect for Portrait Mode, Gallery with new Places tab for viewing photos on a map, Redesigned Clock, Launcher, and Quick Settings.


OnePlus says that this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and to all in a few days.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Official Android 8.0 Oreo beta available for OnePlus 5

Official Android 8.0 Oreo beta available for OnePlus 5
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started.

Chinese smartphone firm, OnePlus has released the first OxygenOS Beta based on Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5.

With Android 8.0 Oreo Beta on OnePlus 5, you'll get new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Smart text selection, Autofill, Notification timeout, and new emojis. OnePlus has also added Critical October Security Patch.


Note that most major aspects of the phone are working as expected but still there are few bugs. OnePlus plans to optimize performance and compatibility of 3rd party apps in the next update.

OnePlus has already updated the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T to Android Oreo. You can download the OxygenOS beta based on Android Oreo for the OnePlus 5T from the below link.

Android Oreo Beta: OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta 2 Brings Face Unlock [Screenshots]

OnePlus 5 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta 2 Brings Face Unlock [Screenshots]
OnePlus is now all set to launch Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program for the OnePlus 5, but it seems that a user already got access to the latest Internal Android 8.0 Oreo Beta 2 Update for the OnePlus 5.

Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, OnePlus has add several new features to the Oxygen OS.


The user reports that there's a new redesigned notification panel, Face Unlock feature from the OnePlus 5T, PIP Mode, New Camera and Gallery interface, and other features.

Android 8.0 Oreo is already official for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Recently OnePlus's Co-founder Carl Pei on his twitter handle announced that the OnePlus 5 will be soon getting Android Oreo Beta and this is an indication that OnePlus is all set to roll out public beta to the OnePlus 5 users. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Below are some screenshots of the New UI and Changes in Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for OnePlus 5.



 

Source: Kevin Handog Tresuelo


OnePlus 5T Render Offers Direct Size Comparisons With OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5T Render Offers Direct Size Comparisons With OnePlus 5
OnePlus is planning to announce the OnePlus 5T for 2017 later this month, and we have already seen our first Potential Look at what the OnePlus 5T will look like.

Summing up the leaks, the OnePlus 5T will be having a 5.5" to 6" near bezel-less display with 18:9 ratio. Additionally, the device might come with an battery and camera upgrade over the OG OnePlus 5.



Many of the leaks we've been tracking in the last few days in particular offer only few design details beyond what we've already heard about OnePlus's upcoming OnePlus 5T, but thanks to Juan Pablo render, we now have a clearer idea of how the new handset might look alongside current OnePlus 5.

OnePlus 5T Render Offers Direct Size Comparisons With OnePlus 5
The 6-inch OnePlus 5T with 18:9 ratio do looks beautiful as compared to the OnePlus 5 devices. The huge-chin is now gone and we now have the 3D glass instead of the flat display. So, will you be upgrading your current OnePlus 5 to Futuristic OnePlus 5T? Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Credits: Juan Pablo

OnePlus Phones Android 8.0 Oreo Update Info - November 4, 2017

OnePlus Phones Android 8.0 Oreo Update Info
The OnePlus Smartphones Android 8.0 Oreo update continues to make significant progress and today we want to take a look at everything we know about the OnePlus devices Android 8.0 Oreo update and its release as we push deeper into the year.

Android 8.0 Oreo updates for OnePlus Smartphones are pushing out every single day so it can be hard to keep track of the company’s progress.

Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus devices (Changes and Features)


Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, OnePlus has add several new features to the OxygenOS.

OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo Update

OnePlus is due to launch the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Firmware for the OnePlus 5. Recently OnePlus's Co-founder Carl Pei on his twitter handle announced that the OnePlus 5 will be soon getting Android Oreo Beta.

[Update: November 4, 2017] The Android 8.0 Oreo Beta build for the OnePlus 5 just got leaked and is available for download.

Check out OnePlus 5 Android Oreo (Leaked) Screenshots

OnePlus 3T Android 8.0 Oreo Update

OnePlus has already started testing the Android 8.0 Oreo on the OnePlus 3T.  Just a few weeks back OnePlus released the first Android 8.0 Oreo based OxygenOS Public Beta for the OnePlus 3T for testing purpose. However, the Beta build contains tons of bugs and is not suitable for daily usage.

OnePlus 3T Developer Previews (Android Oreo)


OnePlus 3 Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Just like the OnePlus 3T, OnePlus has already started testing the Android 8.0 Oreo on the OnePlus 3.  Just a few weeks back OnePlus released the first Android 8.0 Oreo based OxygenOS Public Beta for the OnePlus 3 for testing purpose. However, the Beta build contains tons of bugs and is not suitable for daily usage.

OnePlus 3 Developer Previews (Android Oreo)


Android 8.0 Oreo for other OnePlus devices?


We haven't seen any sign of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for any other OnePlus device apart from the few mentioned above.

The OnePlus devices likely to get Android 8.0 Oreo includes OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 3.

OnePlus plans to roll the final Oreo update for the eligible OnePlus devices by the end of 2017.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding Android 8.0 Oreo for OnePlus devices. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus 5 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]

OnePlus 5 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]
OnePlus is now all set to launch Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program for the OnePlus 5, but it seems that a user already got access to the latest Internal Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update for the OnePlus 5.

Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, OnePlus has add several new features to the Oxygen OS.


The user reports that there's a new redesigned notification panel, Camera, Gallery launcher, icons and other features.

Android 8.0 Oreo Beta is already official for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Recently OnePlus's Co-founder Carl Pei on his twitter handle announced that the OnePlus 5 will be soon getting Android Oreo Beta and this is an indication that OnePlus is all set to roll out public beta to the OnePlus 5 users. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Below are some screenshots of the New UI and Changes in Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for OnePlus 5.





Source: Yousvel | Kevin Handog Tresuelo


Android Oreo Beta coming soon to OnePlus 5

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started.

The Shenzhen-based company OnePlus typically announces the Android Beta preview before the final update. Just a few days back. the company announced Android Oreo beta for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T so many could test Android Oreo before Public roll-out.


But, what about their latest flagship OnePlus 5? Well, OnePlus's Co-founder Carl Pei on his twitter handle announced that the OnePlus 5 will be soon getting Android Oreo Beta.

Once Available (Open Beta Program for OnePlus 5), you'll need to do is flash the Oreo Beta firmware on your OnePlus 5. Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

Carl Pei (Twitter)

OnePlus 5 updated with Single Change (OxygenOS 4.5.12)

Chinese smartphone firm, OnePlus has released a new OxygenOS update to the OnePLus 5. The new update is the second one in this month. The OnePlus 5 receives OxygenOS 4.5.12.

Unlike the previous update which focused on adding new features and bug fixes, the new update fixes a bug caused in the last update. It Fixes bug of missing icon of Download app in 4.5.11.


The OxygenOS 4.5.12 for OnePlus 5 costs 45MB. OnePlus recommends to download it via WiFi or LTE connection. You can also grab the Firmware file, in case you haven't received the OTA update.

The update is currently rolling out for the users under OpenBeta OS, and later on, all the features will be added to the stable build of the OS. Have you received the update? Let us know in the comments section below.

Pixel 2 vs OnePlus 5: Specs Comparison

Pixel 2 vs OnePlus 5
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Processor2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz, 64Bit Octa-Core2.45 GHz Octa-Core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TypeAMOLEDOptic AMOLED
Screen Size5.0 inches FHD5.5 inches FHD
Memory
Internal64/128 GB64/128 GB
RAM4 GB6/8 GB
Camera
Primary12.2MP, f/1.8, OIS, EISDual 16MP, ƒ/1.7, DCAF
Secondary8 MP16 MP
Battery and Power
Type2700 mAh | Quick Charging3300 mAh | Dash Charging
Other
3.5mm JackNoYes
IP67YesNo
Stereo SpeakersYesNo
Price
USD$649$479

Which one would you choose?

OxygenOS 4.5.11 roll-out begins for OnePlus 5 owners

OxygenOS 4.5.11 roll-out begins for OnePlus 5 owners
The OnePlus 5 is now receiving an incremental update to OxygenOS version 4.5.11, which brings mostly new features and bug fixes while remaining on Nougat.

OnePlus has added Support for custom notification ringtone. Other noteworthy changes include Improved launching app speed, Optimized adaptive brightness, and September Security Patch with Blueborne Fix.


The Company has fixed issue of YouTube video lagging behind audio, display issues of some UI elements, and issue of no 4G+ network in some regions.

The update is slowly rolling out in all the countries, but it will take some time to reach your smartphone. Also, you will receive the update only if you're using Stock Un-modified firmware.

OnePlus has already started working on the Android Oreo update for the OnePlus 5. The company plans to roll out Android Oreo update by the end of 2017.


OnePlus Launcher updated with new folder layout

Few months back OnePlus made its OnePlus Launcher Live on the Play Store. This move helped the Company updating its app with new features much quicker than they could in the past, since the app was previously only updated through system updates.

Now, the OnePlus Launcher is getting a new update with Improved performance, bug fixes, and brand new folder layout. As you can see in the below Image, the new update makes the background of the folder transparent and changes the Title style.
OnePlus Launcher updated with new folder layout
The update is live for most of the OnePlus devices including OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T.

Via: Reddit

OnePlus announces Special Edition OnePlus 5

OnePlus announces Special Edition OnePlus 5
OnePlus is partnering with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for a brand new OnePlus 5 Limited Edition called "Collection".

The OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition smartphone will go on sale in Paris on September 22. OnePlus will host a pop-up event at 10 AM CEST at the fashion boutique Colette. The device will be sold starting October 2 on OnePlus.net throughout Europe.


Specs wise the Special Edition OnePlus 5 is exactly a Carbon copy of the Standard OnePlus 5. It features Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage and cost €559 EUR / £499 GBP. But, the design is what makes it different.

The OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition will have a blue power button, yellow sound profile button, and a red volume rocker in addition to writing on the back.

OnePlus Likely to Launch Limited Edition OnePlus 5 Today

OnePlus Likely to Launch Limited Edition OnePlus 5 Today
OnePlus is partnering with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to launch a new collaboration called "Collection". Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is a reputed creator known for his arts and fashion.

OnePlus has already sent out media invites for the event to be held in Paris saying "When the style meets its machine, one night in September in Paris…”. However, there is nothing revealed on what OnePlus will launch at the event.


OnePlus is expected to reveal a Special Edition OnePlus 5. Last year OnePlus revealed the Colette Edition OnePlus 3T on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the concept store.

That said, We'll get to know more about this big reveal today (September 19th) at 8:30 PM Paris Time (12:00 IST). We'll let you know once we get more information regarding this new product. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Unofficial LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) Build Available for the OnePlus 5

You can now download and install the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo on your gorgeous looking OnePlus 5 Smartphone.

Google recently launched the Next Iteration of its Android Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo. The Tech Giant also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP, helping the developers develop custom ROMs for their devices based on Oreo.


Well, if you are a OnePlus 5 owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "King_lilrowrow" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 on the OnePlus 5. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as the RIL, WiFi, sensors, etc.), but it's still not suitable for daily use.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on OnePlus 5 Cheeseburger. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download LineageOS 15 for OnePlus 5 Cheeseburger

LineageOS 15 (Recent Release) (Thanks to the Developer)


Nokia 8 vs OnePlus 5: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs OnePlus 5
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorOcta core (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)2.45 GHz Octa-Core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TypeIPSOptic AMOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.5 inches FHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64/128 GB
RAM4 GB6/8 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAFDual 16MP, ƒ/1.7, DCAF
Secondary13 MP16 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging3300 mAh | Dash Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesYes
Price
USD$700$479

Which one would you choose?

OnePlus 5 Gets Soft Gold Color

OnePlus 5 Gets Soft Gold Color
OnePlus 5 is probably one of the best Android Smartphone of the year 2017. The smartphone received a ton of praise and at the same time some criticize due to its design and hardware issues.


Throwing the criticize aside, the Company has finally announced a new "Soft Gold" Color for its OnePlus 5. Another exciting news is that the Slate Gray OnePlus 5 will soon be available in the 128/8GB RAM variant.

Apart from the color, there’s nothing different in terms of specifications of the devices. OnePlus 5 comes with a 5.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6/8GB of RAM and 64/128Gb of internal storage. Other features includes a Dual 16MP camera for photos and videos, 16MP front-facing camera, a 3,300 mAh battery and ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat as its operating system. 

The limited edition Soft Gold OnePlus 5 can be purchased in the US now for $479, but only in the 64GB/6GB RAM configuration. India will get this new color on August 9 for 32,999/-

Image Credits: MKBHD

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