OnePlus is one of the better OEMs when it comes to quick updates to the latest version of Android. The OnePlus 6 was one of the first devices to be updated to Android 9 Pie and since then OnePlus 5 and 5T users have been waiting patiently for OnePlus to roll out the Open beta builds with Android 9 Pie for their devices.
Finally, OnePlus has announced the Open beta 22 for the OnePlus 5 and Open beta 20 for the OnePlus 5T which is now based on Android 9 Pie, topped with the company’s OxygenOS 9.0. The update includes all the major Android 9 Pie features, however, it’s worth noting that it seems the navigation gestures would only be available for the OnePlus 5T and not the OnePlus 5.
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Nevertheless, users who were already in the Open beta programme should simply check for the update manually if they haven’t yet received the update notification. For those looking out for the changelog, here you go.
- Updated system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
- Brand new UI for Android Pie
- Brand new navigation gestures (this is only for 5T)
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.11
- Optimizations for background app process handling
- Do Not Disturb mode
- New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
- UI Improvements for emergency rescue
- Optimized UI for speed dial and calling interface
- Now able to assign a specific SIM for a specific contact or group of contacts when using dual SIM
- Parallel Apps
- Added support for more apps (Telegram, Discord, IMO, Uber, OLA) in parallel apps
- Now able to switch dynamically to your current location
- Display more suggestions when the search function is used
- Fixed an issue that prevented the app from refreshing when the location is changed
- Fixed an issue that resulted in some users being unable to find certain locations
Since this is not the final build, you might notice a few bugs and issues while using the device hence, if you’re looking for a stable experience without any hiccups, then we’d suggest not installing the Open beta build on your OnePlus 5 or 5T. However, if you’re ready to try out the Android 9 Pie features on your OnePlus 5 or 5T, then go ahead and install the Open beta build.
If you come across any bugs and issues, then simply use the Community app to report the issue.
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