While Apple announced in the WWDC 2018 that iOS 12, the latest iOS version, would run even on older devices including iPhone 5s, many Android devices are still running on archaic Android versions such as Lollipop, Marshmallow, and KitKat. Today OnePlus has released a new pair of Open Betas for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, and the changes are quite substantial, including "Supported [sic] for Project Treble". We're already now in H2 which means the possible arrival of the OnePlus 6T or some other color variants apart from the OnePlus 6 Red and the OnePlus 6 Avengers Infinity War Edition may be unveiled.
The Oxygen OS Open Beta updates for both devices are rolling out to adopters and include Project Treble support, an overhauled interface, and an upgraded app drawer.
Previously a representative for OnePlus insisted neither the OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T would be a part of Project Treble.
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 OxygenOS Open Beta programme enables OnePlus smartphone users to get updates with latest features and security patches before the stable release is rolled out. The solution will thus shorten the process of updating Android OS which has been slow for several OEMs and will also encourage developers to make custom ROMs for beta testers.
One of the highly requested features from OnePlus 5 and 5T users are official Project Treble support and custom accent colour customisation. This new Open Beta update brings in a lot of new features to the smartphones, including the much-awaited Project Treble support. Last year OnePlus said that their devices would not support Project Treble, but it seems that they have tripped over their stance. This feature can be accessed from the Display page inside the settings app. There's also an improved app list of hidden space, toolbox. A tweaked UI, improved weather app, and the ability to accent colors via a customization wheel are also listed in the complete changelog. Otherwise users should clear all data and cache from recovery before flashing the latest build.