OnePlus has been building a solid reputation in the past years by providing constant firmware updates for its smartphones. The situation may change in the coming years. After all, this year, the company unveiled six smartphones for various markets segment, instead of the old 4 flagships formula. The company will face challenges now that it needs to provide software updates for mid-range phones. Unfortunately, these devices will suffer more as they are set to receive only one major Android update. When it comes to the flagships, the company may keep its two major Android updates schedule. Today, the company is giving another important step to bring its full-fledged Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 to its OnePlus 8 series.
The company already released several Open Beta OTA updates for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Before the end of the year, the duo of flagships will get OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 5. The latest update, as you may expect, come to fix some issues found in the previous Open Beta 4 update. Moreover, it bumps the security patch in December 2020. It’s great to see that OnePlus is updating the security patch with every beta. This way, once the company deploys the final software, it will be packing the latest security patch available.
If you own an OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro and is running the OxygenOS Open Beta 4, you will receive a notification for updating to OxygenOS Open Beta 5 via OTA. According to reports, the new build has a size of around 3GB
If you own an OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro and running on OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 or OxygenOS Open Beta 4 then you can update to OxygenOS Open Beta 5 from the update section or manually flash the OTA. As per the earlier reports, the full update size is around 3 GB. If you’re eligible for this update, make sure to check Settings >> System >> System Update >> Check for Update menu.
OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro OxygenOS Open Beta 5 changelog:
- Optimized the startup speed of some apps for a faster launch experience
- Fix for a small probability issue that receiving messages may delay
- Fixed the issue that the volume adjustment has a small probability of failure
- Fixed the small probability issue that the speaker doesn’t work
- Updated Android security patch to 2020.12
- Refresh the animation effects when activating the front camera
- Newly added Rewind Recording where you can record the exciting moments in the game of past 30 seconds with just one tap (Swipe down from the upper left or right corner to quickly open in the Gaming Tools)
- Fixed the issue that the call may freeze when receiving the phone when playing music via Bluetooth
We’re just wondering how many Open Betas OnePlus will have to roll out before the final stable update. This year, we can already say that OnePlus is taking a long time to provide a new Android version for its flagship. Perhaps, it has something to do with the newly launched smartphones that came flooded with bugs.