OnePlus 5, 5T Android 9 Pie update may release soon; Beta version arrives in China

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

OnePlus 6T is the first OnePlus phone to come preinstalled with Android 9 Pie OS. The Chinese manufacturer has released OxygenOS 9.0 based Pie update for the OnePlus 6 smartphone  around two months ago. The next OnePlus phones that are waiting in queue are OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. The Android Pie update could be arriving soon to OnePlus 5 and 5T phones soon since the Chinese manufacturer has released open beta version of the latest Android version for these phones in China.

OnePlus phones that are sold outside of China come with Oxygen OS whereas its handsets released in China feature Hydrogen OS. The Chinese manufacturer has released Hydrogen OS 9.0 based Android 9 Pie open beta version for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones. The new update brings full screen touch gestures for the OnePlus 5T. This feature is not available on the OnePlus 5 since it is equipped with physical buttons below the display.

The management of apps that run in the background have been reworked to deliver smoother experience. Users can select a default SIM for a particular contact or group.

In the previous month, it was reported that the Android 9 Pie update for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones were delayed. The arrival of the Hydrogen OS based Android 9 has arrived for OnePlus 5 series in China, it is likely that the Oxygen OS Android 9 Pie beta would be soon available for these phones. This could mean that the OnePlus 5 and 5T users may be treated with stable version of the latest software before the end of the year. As far as OnePlus 3 and 3T phones are concerned, both phones may get stable edition of the Android 9 Pie OS in the coming year.

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