OnePlus 5 owners received a nice surprise today. Open Beta 6 has a fairly important change in tow; it brings the phone up to Android 8.1. Other changes are along for the ride, too, but the highlight is the base OS version bump.
As usual, I have the changelog:
Upgraded system to Android 8.1 Oreo
- Added New auto pick up gesture – answer incoming call by raising the phone
- Added global roaming solution
- Added new optimizations in gaming mode for immersive gaming experience including
- notifications blocking, power saving and pausing adaptive brightness
- Added more clock styles for ambient display
- Optimized full screen gesture support (this is only for 5T)
- Updated Android security patch to 2018-02
- Supported data migration for application backup
The highlight, being the update to 8.1, is obvious and already stated.
OnePlus 5 Open Beta 6 brings Android 8.1, February security patch, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.