Latest OxygenOS Open Beta updates bring in Android 8.1 Oreo to OnePlus 5 and 5T

These updates also come with auto-pick up gesture that lets users answer an incoming call just by raising the phone

It’s been quite a while – almost more than a month – since Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus rolled out an Open Beta update for the OnePlus 5 and the 5T. The last beta updates that these smartphones received were back in January that brought along call pick-up gesture to the phone. Now, the latest beta updates that have been released by the company for both these smartphones bring in some more cool stuff.

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OnePlus has released OxygenOS Open Beta update 6 for the OnePlus 5 and OxygenOS Open Beta update 4 for OnePlus 5T. The major highlight of these updates is that they upgrade the 5 and 5T to Android 8.1 Oreo while also bumping up the Android security patch level to February 1, 2018.

Apart from that, both the phones also get a new auto-pick gesture for calls that allows the users to answer an incoming call by just raising the phone. That’s pretty cool. Besides, the OnePlus 5T also gets full-screen gestures that are now improved. You can check out the detailed changelog of both the updates below.

Here’s the entire changelog of OxygenOS Open Beta 6 update for OnePlus 5:

  • Updated system to Android 8.1 Oreo
  • New auto pick up gesture: Answer an incoming call by raising the phone
  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Added more clock styles for ambient display
  • Updated Android security patch to 2018-02
  • Gaming mode: Added new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
  • OnePlus Switch: Added support to migrate application data, allowing you to switch between devices seamlessly

Here’s the entire changelog of OxygenOS Open Beta 4 update for OnePlus 5T:

  • Updated system to Android 8.1 Oreo
  • New auto pick up gesture: Answer an incoming call by raising the phone
  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Added more clock styles for ambient display
  • Optimized full-screen gesture support
  • Updated Android security patch to 2018-02
  • Gaming mode: Added new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
  • OnePlus Switch: Added support to migrate application data, allowing you to switch between devices seamlessly

Well having said that, these Open Beta updates are rolled out over-the-air, but, you will only receive it if you have already flashed an Open Beta build on your OnePlus 5/5T. If you are on official build, you can head over to the Source links below to know more about getting Open Beta update on your 5/5T. But, do keep in mind that Open Beta builds aren’t as stable as official builds.

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