OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Global Roll Out Begins
The OnePlus 5 was launched back in June of 2017 and within five months of being launched, was replaced by a better-looking variant, the OnePlus 5T. The company subsequently announced that manufacturing of the OnePlus 5 will be stopped but, the device will continue to get software support up to Android P, at least. A few days ago, after testing the beta version of Android 8 Oreo on the OnePlus 5, the company was about to seeding the stable build with OxygenOS 5.0.
However, on the 3rd of January, the company cancelled the rollout due to some bugs found in the stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo. Here’s what exactly a OnePlus staff member said on the company’s official forums:
Because of a bug on Oxygen 5.0, we have cancelled its global release. And we’re preparing for Oxygen 5.0.1, the partial release will go alive soon.
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The company has seemingly fixed the update and is now rolling out a new update with OxygenOS 5.0.1 and contains new fixes, presumably for those issues that caused the cancellation of the first build. The new fixes in question are for bugs related to the third-party camera application. It is also worth noting that this update is not compatible with devices with an unlocked bootloader.
The OnePlus 5, at the time of its launch, received a lot of flak for being identical to the iPhone 7 Plus. The company emphasised a lot on the device’s camera performance and upon its release, many people found it lacking. Another factor that hindered the popularity of the OnePlus 5 was its rise in price. The company launched the device at a price of Rs. 32999 for the 6GB RAM variant which was higher than the price of the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 5 did not have features like an IP rating or wireless charging.
The OnePlus 5 still has the best in class specifications and with stock Android OS, the phone’s performance is up there with top flagship devices of 2017. With OnePlus 5T taking over the reins, it must be satisfying for OnePlus 5 owners to start receiving an update to the latest Android software available in the market. OnePlus recently announced that the OnePlus 5 will soon receive an update with Face Unlock feature which was a OnePlus 5T exclusive till now.