OnePlus has finally released the first Android 8.0 Oreo Open Beta OxygenOS ROM for the public after weeks of testing in the closed beta group. Only the OnePlus 3 (Open Beta 25) and OnePlus 3T (Open Beta 16) are currently receiving the experimental upgrade, but it shouldn’t be too long before the OnePlus 5 receives it as well.
As per OnePlus’ forum post, system changes will include an update to Android 8.0, the addition of Picture-in-Picture, autofill options even in apps, smart text selection, and an all-new Quick Settings design. It’ll also bundle in the September security patch.
There are also a couple of Launcher changes in store for owners of the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. They’ll be able to spot notification dots in the Launcher and be able to add their OnePlus account login details to access Shot on OnePlus. This in turn will allow them upload photos to Shot on OnePlus directly through wallpapers.
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Before anyone hops on the Open Public Beta, OnePlus is warning them that there a couple of known issues that they should consider. Fingerprint actions might become slower than usual and the shortcut to open Google Photos will be unavailable. The brand further mentions that there might be some stability issues with NFC and Bluetooth.
OnePlus is planning to continue to optimize the performance and compatibility of third-party apps, so there could be glitches related to their functioning. It also posted detailed instructions on how to revert back to the previous Open Beta N build in its forum post if things go south.
Anyone on the Open Beta will get the Oreo upgrade automatically. For those who aren’t, they can head here to download the full ROM.