OnePlus 5 Starts Receiving Android Oreo, Face Unlock Feature Coming Soon

After rolling out the beta version of Android Oreo-based Oxygen OS for the OnePlus 5, the company has now started rolling out the final version of Android Oreo.

OnePlus is now officially rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 update to OnePlus 5, which is over 1.5GB in size. The update, along with Android 8.0 Oreo, also comes with the latest Android security patch level on the device.

OnePlus 5 Android Oreo

The update brings several improvements to the launcher as well as the design of the camera application. It also comes with Parallel Apps feature which lets you run two different accounts of the same app on the phone.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update brings features such as picture-in-picture mode, the Autofill API, notification channels, smart text selection, and more. It also brings native support for custom themes via Substratum and more under-the-hood changes such as stricter background app limitations.

The Over-The-Air (OTA) update is rolling out incrementally, thus only a small percentage of users will receive the update first, with the roll-out out commencing soon. If you haven’t received the update notification, you can go to Settings > System updates to check for the update manually.

Here is the official change-log for the Oxygen OS 5.0 update:

  • Updated to Android Oreo (8.0)
  • Optimizations for Shelf
  • Now you can upload your photo through Shot on OnePlus
  • New Camera UI design
  • Optimizations for photo quality
  • Added beauty effect for Portrait Mode
  • Added “Places” tab for viewing photos on a map
  • Added history feature in Calculator
  • Added alarm calendar feature
  • Added Parallel Apps feature
  • New design for Quick Settings
  • New design for Lift up display
  • Added “Adaptive model” screen calibration
  • Optimizations for Wi-Fi
  • Optimizations for Battery Saver
  • Updated Android security patch to December

The company’s CEO Carl Pei has confirmed that it will soon roll out the Face Unlock feature for the OnePlus 5 as well. The Face Unlock feature, which was introduced in the OnePlus 5T was very well-received by the users.

However, the company has not yet revealed the timeline for rolling out this feature. While the Face Unlock feature of OnePlus is not as secure as Apple’s Face ID, it is said to be faster than the Apple’s feature.

 

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