OnePlus has now started rolling out stable Android 9.0 Pie based on OxygenOS 9.0.0 to their yesteryear’s flagship smartphones, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. As said earlier, starting with the Android Pie, OxygenOS version number will correspond with the Android version number.
The new version brings brand new UI, new Android Pie gesture navigation (for OnePlus 5T only) as it comes with a rear fingerprint scanner making more room at the front. OnePlus is adding a layer of their Oxygen OS features like supported accent color customization, new DND mode with adjustable settings, Gaming Mode 3.0, and more. This update will also upgrade the OnePlus 5/5T to the latest security patch of December 2018. In the camera department, OnePlus has added Google Lens to their camera app. The improved Gaming Mode comes with a couple of new additions like text notification mode and notification for 3rd party calls. The Android 9.0 Pie comes with Adaptive battery feature powered by AI, you can now expect 30% less in CPU wake-up time and increase in the battery life. The AI battery can also predict how long you can use your phone with X% of battery remaining depending on your usage habits, thanks to AI.
Here is the official Changelog from the forum
- Updated system to Android™ 9 Pie™
- Brand new UI for Android Pie
- Brand new navigation gestures (Available for OnePlus 5T only)
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.12
- Other new features and system improvements
- New Gaming mode 3.0
- Added text notification mode
- Added notification for 3rd party calls
- Do Not Disturb mode
- New Do Not Disturb (DND) mode with adjustable settings
- Integrated Google Lens mode
This OTA will have a staged rollout. The OTA will be received by a limited number of users today and will have a broader rollout in a few days after making sure there are no critical bugs. Using VPN to download this build might not work as the rollout Is not based on regions and is randomly pushed out to a limited number of devices.
OnePlus had already updated their OnePlus 6 and the 6T came out with Android Pie out-of-the-box now, they are pushing Pie to OnePlus 5 and 5T. The company has also promised Android 9.0 Pie to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, which we expect to come out by the end of January 2019. Which is your favorite Android 9 Pie feature? Drop a comment and let us know, follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.