Dec 24 AT 5:44 PM Alex Wagner 0 Comments

OnePlus 5 getting official Android Oreo update now, Face Unlock coming later

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OnePlus 5 owners, OnePlus has a couple of holiday gifts for you.

The OnePlus 5 is now receiving its first official Android Oreo update. This update is OxygenOS 5.0 and is based on Android 8.0. It includes a number of improvements in addition to Oreo, like the December 2017 security patches and a new Camera UI design.

Here’s everything that OnePlus says is included with this update:

Updated to Android O (8.0)
Launcher

  • Optimizations for Shelf
  • Now you can upload your photo through Shot on OnePlus

Camera

  • New Camera UI design
  • Optimizations for photo quality
  • Added beauty effect for Portrait Mode

Gallery

  • Added “Places” tab for viewing photos on a map

Calculator

  • Added history feature

Clock

  • Added alarm calendar feature

System

  • 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

This is an incremental update, meaning that it’ll hit a small number of OnePlus 5 devices today and then expand to more in a few days.

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has some more good news for OnePlus 5 owners. Pei revealed today that the Face Unlock feature found on the OnePlus 5T will be coming to the OnePlus 5 “due to popular demand.” There’s no word on when this feature will be coming, but at least OP5 owners now know that it’s happening.

Sources: OnePlus, @getpeid

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