Android 9 Pie-based OxygenOS open beta 22/20 is now available globally on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T devices. This means that OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users can now experience an all-new Android Pie UI, new gesture navigation (only for OnePlus 5T), expanded accent colour customisations, improved new background control solution for a lighter experience along with Android November security patch. The update also comes integrated with OnePlus’ customised features.
OnePlus has been extremely committed to rolling out software and security updates for its smartphones. OnePlus rolled out HydrogenOS for users in China in late November. The company later released the OxygenOS Open Beta version in December for global OnePlus 5 and 5T users.
The changelog specifies that the update will show:
- SMS verification code,
- Optimised ID caller in China,
- Enhanced ability to set a default card for a single contact or group in dual card mode,
- optimised speed dial and call interface UI design, and
- Optimised emergency rescue UI.
This beta update also brings a fresh look to the OnePlus Weather app with enhanced positioning and weather data accuracy along with other bug fixes. Users can now switch dynamically to their current location and now get more suggestions when the search function is used. The update also provides a new Do Not Disturb mode to the smartphones.
The sizes of the OxygenOS open beta updates for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are 1742 MB and 1748 MB, respectively. Now that the beta version updates have been pushed out, the stable channel is also expected to get the Android Pie release soon. Of course, if you’d rather wait for the much-leaked OnePlus 7 instead, you may also want to sell your used phone on Cashify before the upgrade!