Despite having been launched months after Google made Android 8.0 Oreo available to the public, the OnePlus 5T was launched with Android Nougat instead. It is a tad disappointing, but the good news is that OnePlus 5T owners won’t have to wait too long for the update, assuming that OnePlus can get it out in time.
During the company’s OnePlus 5T announcement, they revealed the roadmap for the Oreo update and according to them, they will be kicking off a beta for the Oreo update later this month for OnePlus 5 owners, and OnePlus 5T owners can expect their beta to begin in December, with plans to release the final OTA build of the Oreo update in “early 2018”.
No specific dates were mentioned, but presumably this will depend on how the beta testing goes. If all goes well then there shouldn’t be any delays. So far OEMs have been slightly slow on the Oreo update release for their phones, although HTC seems to be making some progress by releasing the update for the HTC U11 in Taiwan, and we can only assume that it will eventually make its way to other parts of the world as well.
In any case we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information regarding the beta program and the release, so check back with us in the future for more updates.