OnePlus brings Android Pie to OnePlus 5 and 5T in open beta

Finally the Android 9.0 Pie comes to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T in open beta. For now it is an open beta update which brings the full global roll-out closer for both devices. It is now available for those on the OxygenOS Open Beta track. If you are running the latest OB, than you will get the Pie update notification. The update size is around 1775 MB. Some interesting  features included is the brand-new Android Pie UI, Android P gesture navigation, expanded accent color customizations and more.  

OnePlus 6 OxygenOS users have already updated since it was made available 2 months ago. Now the OnePlus 5 and 5T user an avail the update which is available for those on the OxygenOS Open Beta track.  Previously, OnePlus had released Android Pie-based HydrogenOS as a public beta, but that was only applicable for Chinese users of the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.


Android Pie brings a large number of changes and new features to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T:

  • System
    • Updated system to Android 9.0 Pie
    • Brand new UI for Android Pie
    • Brand new navigation gestures (this is only for OnePlus 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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