OnePlus is known to its extensive software support for its older devices through its OxygenOS updates. And, with the OnePlus 6, this year, the company has partnered with Google to get a prior taste of Android Pie through its beta builds. With devices like OnePlus 3T, they are currently on Android Oreo build, which is still the most used operating system in latest smartphones of 2018, considering the 3T was released a couple of years ago.
That said, the Chinese smartphone maker has rolled out the new Android 9.0 Pie builds to its OnePlus 5 and 5T devices through its Open Beta programme builds. These devices are a year old already, but, OnePlus has managed to get the latest Android 9.0 builds on the 5 and 5T smartphones.
OnePlus brings Android 9.0 Pie to OP 5 through its Open Beta 20 Build, and for the OP 5T, it comes through Open Beta 22 build. Starting today, OnePlus 5&5T users can flash the new builds by enrolling to Open Beta programs. Needless to say, since this a beta consumers can experience bugs along with the new features.
As for the latest Android 9.0 Pie, there are several noticeable features with this new update. Firstly, it comes with an update Android security patch to 2018.11. The Android Pie arrives with a brand new user interface for OnePlus 5 & 5T consumers; however, the new navigation gestures across the UI are bound to only 5T consumers only. Android 9.0 brings new Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings along with optimized UI for speed dial and calling interface as well. Apart from these UI changes, there are several other new features and more updated UI elements as well.
If you are interested in testing out the new Android 9.0 Pie, you can enroll in the OnePlus Beta Program here. However, if you are subscribed to Open Betas already, wait for an OTA (over-the-air) update, which will most likely arrive soon to your OnePlus 5&5T devices. And, lastly, for more updates stay tuned to PhoneRadar.