OnePlus 5 and 5T Android 9.0 (Pie) open beta update starts rolling out

OnePlus has released Android 9.0 (Pie) open beta update for its 5 and 5T smartphones (Open Beta 22 for the OnePlus 5 and Open Beta 20), ahead of stable roll out in the coming weeks. This comes after the OnePlus 6 got the stable Android Pie-based OxygenOS 9.0 update back in September. The update brings new navigation gestures for the 5T, Parallel Apps support for more phones, and more features.

The OnePlus 5 / 5T Android 9.0 Pie beta update is 1.7GB in size and also includes Android security patch for November 2018. Check out the complete change log below.

  • System
    • Updated system to Android™ 9.0 Pie
    • Brand new UI for Android Pie
    • Brand new navigation gestures (this is only for 5T)
    • Updated Android security patch to 2018.11
    • Optimizations for background app process handling
  • Do Not Disturb mode
    • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
  • Communication
    • UI Improvements for emergency rescue
    • Optimized UI for speed dial and calling interface
    • Now able to assign a specific SIM for a specific contact or group of contacts when using dual SIM
  • Parallel Apps
    • Added support for more apps (Telegram, Discord, IMO, Uber, OLA) in parallel apps
  • Weather
    • Now able to switch dynamically to your current location
    • Display more suggestions when the search function is used
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the app from refreshing when the location is changed
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in some users being unable to find certain locations


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