Huawei might not be the first Chinese manufacturer to get Android 8.0 on Mate 10 releasing tomorrow, and Mate 9. But OnePlus becomes the first Chinese manufacturer to update its smartphone to the latest Android 8.0 Beta.
We should note that it’s a Beta version of Android 8.0, not the stable one. Furthermore, for international users, the upgrade is provided in OnePlus UI ‘Oxygen OS’ update. Currently, it’s available for only two smartphones which are:
- OnePlus 3 – OxygenOS Open Beta 25
- OnePlus 3T – OxygenOS Open Beta 16
OnePlus Android 8.0 Beta Update – What’s New?
With the new update, the kernel of Android will be upgraded to Android 8.0. Other features will be the picture in picture, auto fill, smart text selection, quick settings and other functions. The security patches are updated to September.
The Launcher starter adds Notification Dots, displays new circles directly in the corner of the application icon, and uploads photos directly to Shot on OnePlus with new messages.
Of course, the beta system must have a lot of the of bugs. Moreover, the developer needs to pay special attention to these bugs:
- Fingerprint recognition response is slow
- Google photo access shortcuts are not available
- NFC / Bluetooth stability yet to be improved
- Third-party application compatibility yet to be improved.
In addition, the complete plan for all OnePlus smartphones will release next week. Here are the links to download the official Android 8.0 Beta ROM.
OnePlus 3 (Click Here)
OnePlus 3T(Click Here)
Update Guide (Click Here)