Android 9 Pie is finally making its way to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T via an over-the-air update.
This stable version of the major OS upgrade comes hot on the heels of two beta builds that were released over the past few weeks and after it landed on Chinese users' devices.
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On a forum post, OnePlus explains that this is an incremental OTA update. A few users should see the download available to them already, or in the phone manufacturer's words, "a small percentage of users." Meanwhile, others will have to wait to receive it over several days.
In the same thread, some of the most frequently asked questions have also been answered, such as the low brightness after installing the update and why certain apps are crashing.
Android 9 Pie brings a ton of new features, including a new user interface and new navigation gestures (for OnePlus 5T only). It also bumps up the security patch to December 2018.
A new Gaming mode 3.0 is also in the mix, coming with a text notification mode and notifications for third-party calls. On top of that, there's a new Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings, as well as an integrated Google Lens mode for the camera.
Of course, system improvements are included as well, which means updated phones should be more optimized, assuming that every bug has been squashed before the update's official release. If the OS upgrade goes without a hitch, it's safe to assume that a mass rollout will take place soon after.
The OnePlus 6 got updated to Android 9 Pie a couple of weeks after Google launched the operating system, and now the 2017 OnePlus lineup is getting the same treatment. However, it's unclear whether the smartphone maker's other devices will receive the major update, particularly the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. At any rate, it's good to see that most of its handsets are getting updated to the latest Android OS.
In other related news, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus recently started receiving the update too, even though the South Korean brand initially scheduled it for January 2019.