All OnePlus phones from 5 to the 6T are now running stable Android 9.0 Pie so now it's time to take care of some minor bugs and introduce new features. As usual, the first improvements are introduced to the Open Beta participants. Here's what's new to the OxygeOS Open Beta 26 for the OnePlus 5 and 5T and the Open Beta 12 for the OnePlus 6 and 6T.
The changelogs for both versions of the software are largely the same - the OnePlus 5/5T get optimizations for the screenshots, support for quick replies in landscape mode (for example, when watching videos or playing games) and additional Gaming mode enhancements.
The OnePlus 6/6T Open Beta users also get the OnePlus Laboratory along with the screenshot optimization, Game mode improvements and the quick reply function. Support for world clock with weather information is also part of the release.
Expect these features to hit the stable build in a future update.
OnePlus only have 2 years for version updates and 3 years for security updates. So sadly the 2016 OnePlus 3T won't get new Oxygen OS Versions. ROMs are your best bet.
And what happend to 3T? Do I still have to use ROMs for 9.0?
The correct version to 5T is the Open Beta 24. And "OTA has been paused for now due to a critical bug..." 11 hours ago...