OnePlus 5T users can now download Android Oreo — here’s how

When the OnePlus 5T arrived late last year, our only real quibble was the absence of the Android Oreo operating system.

Now the company has taken the first step towards rectifying that, by launching an Android 8.0 beta for the new flagship handset.

Following the software’s arrival on the OnePlus 5, the company has now released an open beta, which any OnePlus 5T owner can download.

OxygenOS Open Beta 1 must be downloaded and installed manually from the OnePlus website.

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Previously, the company had promised the beta would arrive before the end of the year and just about managed to keep its word with the New Year’s Eve roll-out. The official version will arrive in early 2018.

New features

As well as the rage of new features, like picture-in-picture mode, smarter text selection and better auto-fill, there’s also an improved launcher.

The update also includes the December 2017 Android security update.

It’s been a busy couple of days for OnePlus, after unleashing a new beta for the OnePlus 5, which adds the Face Unlock feature debuted by its successor.

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Over the weekend, it emerged the firm may be planning to debut a new OnePlus 5T variant this month.

A video shot in London asking punters to feel a mysterious object inside a box.

It seems likely the company is going to add a new handset with a textured casing The firm closes the video with the caption “Unbox the mystery. January 2018.”

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