Do you own a OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T, then we have some news for you. The Chinese smartphone maker has started rolling out the beat update of Android 9 Pie-based HydrogenOS to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones. It is worth noticing that the update is limited for users in China as HydrogenOS is a UI that has specifically been designed for OnePlus users in the country. OnePlus smartphones in other parts of the globe run on OxygenOS based on Android.
Earlier this month, reports had emerged from China claiming that the beta update with HydrogenOS 9.0 based on Android Pie has started rolling out to some OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users. Just a few weeks after that, OnePlus has reportedly released the public beta version of the same update. The company has also mentioned all the details about the update on OnePlus’ HydrogenOS download page. According to the company, the update gets Android 9.0 Pie to the smartphones along with new UI design, upgraded background control solution that enables a lighter and smoother experience, and the Android security patch for November 2018. The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T mobile phones also get the new Do Not Disturb mode, an SMS verification code flash, optimised ID caller, optimised speed dial, improved call interface UI design.
Besides this, the emergency rescue UI of the devices have also been optimised and the update has added the ability for users to set a default card for a single contact or group in dual card mode. The OnePlus Weather app has also got upgraded and it now comes with more accurate positioning and weather data. A number of bug fixes have also come to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones. The size of the new update that is being rolled out to OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones is 2.04GB and 2.05GB respectively.
OnePlus has become quite regular with Android and security updates for its devices off late. If we speak of its last flagship, OnePlus 6 (review), it was one among the first few smartphones to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update in India. In fact, it even received it before OnePlus 6T (review) was launched in the country. With HydrogenOS public beta version being released, we wouldn’t be wrong to assume that OnePlus is planning a similar update for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T devices running on OxygenOS too.