OnePlus has quickly converted itself from an obscure brand that very few had heard of to a household name in the smartphone market. It offers smartphones with excellent specifications and smooth software experience at a compelling price point. Its phones run OxygenOS, which offers plenty of features, including an option to record calls, without appearing bloated.
OnePlus is known for offering software updates to its smartphones for a longer period of time when compared to most other smartphone brands in the industry. Staying true to its commitment, the brand is now rolling out Android 10 OS update to the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T smartphones, which are now more than three years old.
Open betas are meant to give the general public a chance to try out prerelease software, and also a way for a company to test that software ahead of an actual public launch.
OnePlus is not a stranger to running prerelease software for its handsets out in the wild ahead of a public rollout of new software.
A growing number of OnePlus 3/3T and OnePlus 5/5T owners are complaining about serious battery woes with their device after updating their handset to OxygenOS 5.1.6/8.
OnePlus today started rolling out OxygenOS 5.1.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. Apart from the latest version of Oreo, the update also bumps the Android security patch to April.
Not even five months after it was first released, the OnePlus 5T is no longer available for sale in the United States. OnePlus has depleted its stock of the OnePlus 5T for North America and does not expect to replenish it either. The company says that the stock outage is due to stronger-than-expected demand.
OnePlus today released a new Open Beta build of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Apart from fixing bugs and including a patch for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability, the latest OxygenOS beta also includes new gestures.
OnePlus today unveiled the Lava Red variant of the OnePlus 5T in India. This is the first time that OnePlus has launched a red color variant of any of its smartphone.