Thursday, January 27, 2022

OnePlus 5 Receives Upgrade to Android 8 Oreo

I have been waiting for this day for long. Android Oreo is finally dropping on the OnePlus 5. My device is currently downloading the update and you can expect my full review of the OnePlus 5 (now with Android Oreo) in the next few days.

I wanted my review to encompass all the new things that Android Oreo will be bringing to the table. That’s why I’ve not been sharing much about the OnePlus 5 over the two months I’ve had it. The update hopefully includes the headlining features of the OnePlus 5T including Face Unlock.

The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are basically the same phone with very little differences in design and the back cameras.

Hopefully Android Oreo goes a long way in increasing my love for the phone. I know there’s a new Camera UI and a couple of optimisations to improve photo quality, including making Portrait Mode (which is already really good) better.

If you have a OnePlus 5, better check your updates right now. Here’s a screenshot of the update:

OnePlus 5 Oreo Update

What’s included with the update:

  • Oxygen OS 5.0.1 built on Android 8 Oreo
  • Parallel App functions
  • Security patch to December
  • New UI for camera
  • Beauty effects for Portrait mode
  • Places tab for viewing photos on a Map

Let me wait for the update to install then notify you on Twitter about all the changes. So follow me @DicksonOtieno, @TechishKenya where I’ll be making noise about this.



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