The latest Pixel models, including Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, already included the new development, but OnePlus phones (which also received Android Oreo updates) were now unavailable. The new OS version for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users brings new features onboard, one of which is Project Treble. The saga of whether or not the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T will be upgraded to support Project Treble has had its twists and turns, but everything turned out alright in the end - OnePlus has confirmed that these 2017 handsets will indeed get Treble support very soon.
Apart from the Project Treble support, some of the other customizations that the new update brings include UI based improvements and tweaks like a new UI for system app and a revamped weather app.
This means, that the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T will be in the first phase of smartphones to receive Android P update in the future.
For those joining us late, Project Treble is Google's latest initiative to get Android phones running more recent software more quickly. With Project Treble, OEMs don't need to change the customer UI to roll out an Android update.
Couple of days after upgrading its OnePlus 6 hardware with a new "Amber Red" colour variant, the company has rolled out a software update. Both these phones are from a year ago, and the latest betas are based on Android 8.1 Oreo. OnePlus originally said it was skipping on Treble because it requires a storage partition, and since all OnePlus devices lack the necessary partition, there was a chance they'd brick. Some animations, theme accent colors, buttons, toggles, text, and the Settings app have all been improved. The version also supports accent colour customisation (using a colour wheel).
The new update is now available for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T and if you wish to install the update, it is recommended to take a backup of all the files before proceeding. The hidden app list and toolbox has also been improved. The Phone app also gets some changes in its interface, with improved logic for the contacts list. Otherwise users should clear all data and cache from recovery before flashing the latest build.
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