OnePlus 5 Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 update cancelled, here’s why

NEW DELHI: While the tech industry is in a tizzy over the new-found bug in Intel processors affecting almost every PC and phone, OnePlus too is facing an unnamed bug in Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0. The bug has led to the company cancelling the rollout altogether. OxygenOS 5.0 for OnePlus 5 was supposed to be the first official Android OreoOTA rollout for OnePlus 5 users.

The company has simply mentioned that they are improving the user experience on its forum page. A moderator, however, said that there is a ‘bug’ in the OS which is why it was pulled back. The handset maker plans to resume the OS version rollout in the form of OxygenOS 5.0.1.

“Because of a bug on Oxygen 5.0, we have cancelled its global release. And we’re preparing for Oxygen 5.0.1, the partial release will go live soon,” said the OnePlus forum moderator in a statement.

 The OxygenOS 5.0.1 will be introducing Face Unlock feature, which was exclusive to OnePlus 5T until now. It was already available to OnePlus 5 beta users. This feature by OnePlus doesn’t use any depth sensor and iris scanner like what we’ve seen in the iPhone X. It does, however, use the smartphone’s front-facing camera.
As a part of the update, the OnePlus launcher gets optimisation for shelf and brings the ability to upload photos through Shot on OnePlus. The camera gets a new UI along with optimisations for photo quality and a beauty effect for Portrait Mode. The Gallery app gets a new ‘Places’ tab for viewing photos on a map. The Calculator and Clock get history feature and alarm calendar feature respectively.
On the system level, the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0.1 will add parallel apps feature, and “Adaptive model” screen calibration. Users will see a new design for Quick Settings and Lift up display. Besides optimisations for Wi-Fi and Battery Saver, the OS version will also be updating Android security patch for December.

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