One of the things about Android is that beyond the two-year mark, there are no longer guarantees that your phones will receive the latest Android updates. This is understandable as Android manufacturers would prefer to focus their resources and efforts on their newer phones, although it is a bummer for those who’d rather hold onto their phones for longer periods of time.
When it comes to Android updates, most companies would generally prefer to focus on their latest flagship smartphones, so it can be a bit worrying if you use an older handset and are wondering whether or not an update will make its way to you. Thankfully for OnePlus 5 and 5T owners, it seems that the latest Android update is now making its way to handsets.
OnePlus is now rolling out OxygenOS 5.1.6 which brings Project Treble support for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T. The latest firmware update that’s being rolled out for these devices also includes the most recent Android security patch. It improves Bluetooth stability for phone calls as well.
OnePlus had earlier said that it would eventually bring Project Treble support to older flagships. It walked the talk when it added the feature in an open beta build for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. The company has now released a stable OxygenOS build for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T that brings Project Treble support to these devices.
While it is a safe bet that OnePlus will update the OnePlus 6 with Android 9.0 Pie at some point in time, the same can’t be said for some of the company’s older handsets. If you do own a OnePlus One, 5, or 5T and are wondering if you will see the Android Pie update, not to worry because it looks like an unofficial port is now available.
For the most part a lot of our smartphones these days almost never last past 2 days. Granted battery life has improved since smartphones were first introduced, but if you wanted a phone that you would only need to charge once or twice a week, good luck finding that! However this is where battery optimizations come in handy.
Portrait mode on the rear-facing cameras of smartphones is becoming an increasingly common feature. This is typically achieved through hardware by having the extra lens, or in the case of certain phones like the Google Pixels, this is (very convincingly) achieved through software. However portrait mode on front-facing cameras aren’t too common yet.
A gesture-based navigation system was introduced for the OnePlus 5T in the OxygenOS Beta Program back in January this year. Those who have used the beta will attest that the navigation gestures appear to be inspired by the iPhone X. After being exclusive to the beta program for a few months, the new navigation gestures are now rolling out for the OnePlus 5T in a new public update.
If one of the things you feel is missing from the OnePlus 5 and 5T handsets is HD Netflix playback, you’ll be pleased to learn that OnePlus has recently announced that both phones will be updated that will support HD playback on either phone. This is no doubt great news, but there is a rather inconvenient catch.
Due to the sheer amount of phones that some Android OEMs put out, sometimes you can’t really blame them for choosing to focus on their new devices when it comes to updates and new features, and with that being said, you really have to commend OnePlus on the fact that they aren’t completely neglecting some of their older phones.
OnePlus introduced its Face Unlock feature with the OnePlus 5T and many expected that the company would bring this feature to the predecessor as well. OnePlus was likely going to bundle the feature with the Oreo update for the OnePlus 5. The company’s co-founder Carl Pei confirmed last month that based on feedback from users, OnePlus had decided to bring the feature over to this handset. The OnePlus 5 Face […]
The OnePlus 5T introduced a Face Unlock feature that was expected to arrive on the OnePlus 5 as well. It won’t be surprising given that both handsets are quite similar in terms of hardware. It was first reported last month that the OnePlus 5T Face Unlock feature might be included in the Oreo update for OnePlus 5. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed that based on popular demand, the company […]
The OnePlus 5 is finally receiving its Android 8.0 Oreo update. A beta program was already underway and the company has now confirmed that the Android 8.0 Oreo-based firmware update is rolling out for the OnePlus 5 starting today. Oxygen OS 5.0 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 5.
With our smartphones sporting display resolutions that go beyond Full HD, it is no surprise that various video services are offering Full HD or higher-resolution video playback via their apps. Unfortunately for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T owners, it appears that Netflix for both devices currently do not support HD video playback.