OnePlus 5T now gets Android Oreo through open beta

OnePlus 5T now gets Android Oreo through open beta

OnePlus 5T now gets Android Oreo through open beta

The company hasn't officially rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo through an over-the-air (OTA) update, but users can try out the beta version at this point. The smartphone maker has rolled out an OxygenOS beta that lets OnePlus 5 owners sign in with a quick glimpse at their phone, just like those with newer handsets. The device has already been running Android 8.0 Oreo for a while now, so it is more of a minor update that includes the December Android security patches. As the feature has come in Beta, it might have some bugs.

There is no release date now set for the official OTA update.

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The Face Unlock feature is indeed the prime highlight of the latest Open Beta OxygenOS build. This feature may trickle down to even older smartphones, as hinted by the company co-founder Carl Pei. If you want to join the beta program then follow the steps mentioned on OnePlus forum. When the Android Oreo update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T rolled out, this app was replaced by one called "FactoryMode" - but at the moment it's triggering a warning from Google Play Protect. OnePlus, however, makes no qualms that its Face Unlock implementation won't be as secure as fingerprints. On the sidelines, OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones have popped up in the news for an app that Google Play has labelled as "harmful". OnePlus optimized the app shortcut style in OxygenOS' launcher, while you're also able to upload photos to Shot on OnePlus now. It adds that, "Even if you have heard of this app or the app developer, this version of the app could harm your device".

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