Google Pixel smartphones have always been great because they received updates for a very long time. Three years of such updates were the norm. Many other manufacturers usually did this job for no more than two years. With all my crumpled attitude towards OnePlus, especially the latest models, it must be given credit that the company is engaged not only in new devices, but also in those that are already a decent number of years (three years by mobile standards is a lot). The company has now begun sending out beta versions Android 10 for models like the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. This is especially pleasant for me, since I considered those models to be really good and now I am glad for their owners that they are not forgotten.
This smartphone will receive an update to Android 10.
When the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T were released
Both of these smartphones came out in 2017. Then they aroused great interest, since they were not as expensive as this year's flagships. It seems to me that it was in the fifth generation that a turning point occurred. The company started selling them at a slightly higher price than the previous generation OnePlus 3 and 3T (approximately $ 550 for the maximum version). So they realized that it was possible to raise prices, and gradually came to what we now have, when the flagship OnePlus 8 costs a thousand dollars, and at the same time is twice more expensive than iPhone, which loses to it only in design. When did this happen ?!
When I said there was OnePlus 3 before the OnePlus 5, I was not wrong. The company skipped the fourth number, as superstitious Chinese people treat this number very badly, associating it with bills or something similar.
OnePlus 5 update
That the company released an update for the OnePlus 7 and 7T is normal and couldn't be otherwise. The release of the update for the OnePlus 6 is also within the norm, but you can say a respectful thanks for that. But support for OnePlus 5 is a real respect.
The entire line of OnePlus phones released in the last couple of years now runs Android 10 with an updated version of OxygenOS. After completing this work, the company switched to previous generations of devices.
The OnePlus 5 was a hit in its day.
Within days of stopping open testing for the OnePlus 6 and 6T, the company opened such a program for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. Initially, the company wanted to skip open testing and go straight to the stable version of the operating system Android 10. OnePlus may have abandoned this venture due to the fact that the OnePlus 6 and 6T had problems caused by the rush to release updates.
That is why it was decided to release the beta version first, and only then move to the stable one. For now, the build includes several features that OnePlus introduced in OxygenOS 10.0 and full screen gestures for the OnePlus 5T.
What's new in OxygenOS 10
Among the main changes in the new version of the proprietary shell, first of all, it is worth noting that it is built on Android 10. In addition, the interface design has changed and it has received smoother animations. New full screen gestures are available for the OnePlus 5T. A hidden panel has been added that allows you to switch between applications left and right.
If you have or have a OnePlus 5 (or 5T), tell us about no in the comments.
How to install beta Android 10 on OnePlus 5 and 5T
OnePlus won't release this beta over the air, so if you want to try an update, you'll have to install it manually. Those of you interested in registering your OnePlus 5 or 5T with this open beta program can download the correct build for your model from here and follow the instructions provided by OnePlus.
Subsequent beta and stable releases will receive OTAs. You just need to understand that the update will completely erase all data from your device, so be sure to back up your data before starting the process. If there are no sudden difficulties, then the final version of the operating system should arrive before the end of June.
Trying beta versions first is, of course, interesting, but you need to understand that there are risks in this. That is, if you are well versed in the process, then there are no questions and you can safely try – you know what you are doing. If there is no such knowledge, then you have only two paths. The first leads to abandonment of the installation and is more correct. The second is chosen by those who understand that they do everything at their own peril and risk. If something goes wrong, the smartphone may fail and you will have to look for someone who will try to bring the gadget back to life, but this may not work.