OxygenOS 5.0 OTA Brings Android O To OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

by Habeeb Onawole 1

OnePlus has kept to its promise of updating the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T to Android 8.0 Oreo before the end of the year. In a forum post today, OnePlus announced that the official OTA update has started rolling out to the two devices.

Android 8.0 Oreo

The update which comes as an OxygenOS 5.0 not only brings Android Oreo but some additional features. Below are the key changes that comes with the OTA.

  • System
    Update to Android O (8.0)
    Added Parallel Apps
    Added Picture in Picture
    Added Auto-fill
    Added Smart text selection
    New Quick Settings design
    Updated security patch to September
  • Launcher
    Added notification dots
    New app folder design
    Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

Based on screenshots from those who have updated, the OTA also includes September’s security patch which is disappointing seeing as some devices are already receiving November’s security patch. There is also no confirmation if the update fixes the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability.

While OnePlus has already announced that Android Oreo will be the last major update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, it will still receive security updates and possibly, bug fixes.

The update makes OnePlus the second manufacturer to release Android Oreo for its devices. The update is incremental and should start arriving on most devices in a few days.

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Do you own the OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T? Have you received the update yet? Do let us know what the experience is like in the comment box.