A small number of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users already got the Android Oreo upgrade today. Others will also receive the software update in the upcoming days, according to a post on OnePlus’s forum. To be more exact, the company started rolling out the OxygenOS 5.0 software to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users, a software that is based on the Android Oreo 8.0. The upgrade brings along a great number of new features. These include Parallel Apps, Picture in Picture, Auto-fill, Smart text selection, and a new Quick Settings design. The software update also includes the Updated security patch for September. Users will also notice a change in the design of the app folders and new notification dots. They will also be able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus.
This makes OnePlus one of the first smartphone manufacturers to start rolling out the Android Oreo upgrade. It may be due to the fact that OnePlus doesn’t tinker too much with the software. The OxygenOS is quite close to the stock Android, naturally, with some minor tweaks. It is somewhat surprising that OnePlus chose to deliver its latest smartphone model, the OnePlus 5T with Android Nougat on board. It’s quite clear that the company was really close to completing the OxygenOS 5.0 when they launched the OnePlus 5T, so maybe it would have been a nicer move to launch it with the latest version of software on board. Even so, the company managed to work fast and start rolling out the Android Oreo upgrade earlier than other, larger, manufacturers did.
If you are among the few who already got the Android Oreoupgrade on your OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T, share your thoughts with us. How does the new software version change your user experience? Is it everything you hoped for? Have you encountered any bugs or issues yet? OnePlus usually addresses these problems quite fast. Even if there are bugs and other issues, they will most likely disappear with the next software update. The OnePlus 5T will probably be the next model to receive the Android Oreo upgrade. Hopefully, users won’t need to wait for it too long.