OnePlus has started rolling out a new OS update for its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5T. The update pushes the OxygenOS version to 4.7.4 and includes several improvements/optimisations.
As a part of OxygenOS 4.7.4, OnePlus 5T users get camera UI optimisations and improvements in photo quality. In addition to this, users also get optimisations for audio from speaker and earphones. The Chinese tech firm has also brought optimisations for face unlock and vibration.
OnePlus 5T gets improved stability for the fingerprint sensor and GPS along with general bug fixes. Some Wi-Fi battery usage optimisation is also included.
Like all the other OnePlus updates, the OxygenOS 4.7.4 is also incremental and may not reach all the handsets at once.
It is worth adding that this update doesn’t yet bring Android Oreo to OnePlus 5. The handset maker late last month rolled out the Android Oreo-based Open Beta 1 for OnePlus 5T. The OxygenOS Open Beta 1 (Android O) for OnePlus 5 brings some of the native features such as Picture-in-Picture mode for better productivity, Passwords auto-fill, Smart text selection and new Quick Settings design. The OS version also included parallel apps and the security patch has been upgraded to October.
As for the launcher, the new Android 8.0 Oreo-based build comes with Notifications Dots feature along with a new folder design. You should also be able to upload your clicked images directly in the ‘Shot on OnePlus’ section.
For those who have installed it already, the beta software may come with some bugs and errors. Once users have downloaded and installed the beta versions, they will continue to receive future beta versions in the form of OTAs. Reverting to the stable OTA version will require a flashing process from the beginning, wiping all the data from the device.
The Chinese tech firm was the first OEM to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo on to its smartphones this year. Nokia too recently started seeding it to Nokia 8. No other OEM has deployed the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo on to its smartphones as most of them are still in testing or beta phases.