OnePlus 5 gets new features with Android Oreo -based OxygenOS Beta 2

OnePlus is working hard on bringing Android Oreo to as many users as possible. It has already rolled out the OS version to OnePlus 3, 3T and is testing beta versions on OnePlus 5 and 5T. Late last week, the company rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS Open Beta 2 to OnePlus 5 handsets. The first open beta came late last month.

The new Open Beta version for OnePlus 5 comes with several bug fixes and improvements. The official change log, as mentioned in the OnePlus forum, fixes the widget and shortcut ‘issue’ on the Launcher side of things. The camera user interface has also been improved.

In addition to this, the Open Beta 2 adds f4v format in video category and improves the speed while deleting massive files. On the system front, the OS version brings several system-grade improvements. These include improvements in the Reading Mode, vibration and Bluetooth audio. It has also fixed parallel app bugs and reboot issue when using Picture-in-Picture mode.

Other additions include November Android security patch and general bug fixes along with stability improvements.

OnePlus says that users may still face some glitches as this is a beta version. If you don’t want to wait for the official OTAs to roll out, it is possible to flash the OS version by joining the company’s beta program. Those who have migrated to the Beta Software version, will keep getting the Beta OTA updates. Reverting back to official stable OTA would require used to completely wipe the device.

The OxygenOS Open Beta 1 (Android O) for OnePlus 5 brought native features such as Picture-in-Picture mode for better productivity, Passwords autofill, Smart text selection and new Quick Settings design. It also included Notifications Dots feature along with a new folder design. The OS version also included parallel apps and October security patch.

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