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.
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The OnePlus 5T launched in November 2017, just five months after the release of the OnePlus 5, and was initially built for the Premium market. At launch time, the OnePlus 5T was priced at $559 for the 8 GB RAM/128 GB and $499 for the 4GB RAM/64 GB (at publishing time, it is found at $460 on Amazon).
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.
Due to the fact that different countries have people with different needs, different priorities, and different budgets, there are reasons why some companies can thrive and why some can’t. Take for example companies such as Nokia and BlackBerry, both of whom continued to thrive in certain markets long after their popularity waned in the US.
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.
OnePlus has already confirmed what it’s next flagship smartphone is going to be called and the company has also started revealing some information about the features that the OnePlus 6 is going to bring to the table. The company doesn’t seem to be in any mood to continue selling the OnePlus 5T after its new handset is released. After selling out in North America a couple of weeks ago, the […]
OnePlus is expected to launch a new flagship smartphone in the coming months and it’s clearing its OnePlus 5T stock prior to that. The OnePlus 5T is a slightly revamped version of last year’s OnePlus 5 that was released in late 2017 and while it’s the only flagship that the company is selling right now, customers in North America will not be able to purchase it. OnePlus has confirmed that […]
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.
If you’re looking to purchase a new smartphone as a gift for your significant other this Valentine’s Day, OnePlus would really like you to consider the OnePlus 5T. The company has launched a new Lava Red OnePlus 5T just in time for Valentine’s Day. The color itself looks more pink than it does lava red but it should get the message across.
When the OnePlus 5T was released last year, it still came with Android Nougat installed on it which was a bit of a bummer as we’re sure some were expecting Android Oreo. However OnePlus later confirmed that the Oreo update would be released early 2018, and sure enough it has.
The OnePlus 5T is no slouch and according to some speed tests that we’ve seen, it has proven that it has more than what it takes to hold its own. Now it appears that OnePlus is doing their own speed test video which we have to say is hardly scientific or accurate, but it is pretty damn hilarious.
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 […]
If you think that the OnePlus 5T’s camera could stand to use some improvements, then you will be pleased to learn that according to an announcement by OnePlus, they are rolling out an update for the OnePlus 5T that will introduce some camera optimizations, along with some system updates and improvements.
Recently OnePlus started to roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 5 and for those who are using the OnePlus 5T, it looks like it could soon be your turn. In a tweet sent out by OnePlus’ Germany account, it seems that they are teasing that the open beta for Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5T could be coming soon.
Earlier this month, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition, which is basically the OnePlus 5T except with some slight tweaks to its design and also some additional Star Wars content that is preloaded on the phone. However it seems like OnePlus wants to encourage customers to purchase it and have announced a rewards program.