OnePlus totally got into the Christmas spirit on December 25 and decided to rollout the official stable Android 9 Pie update for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. The OTA update comes as a surprise gift for OnePlus 5 and 5T users who have been patiently waiting for the latest Pie update. The company rolled out Android Pie via open beta for these phones earlier this month, and the stable update is now rolling out for users who have not signed up for the beta program.
The new OxygenOS 9.0.0 OTA for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T will update the phones to Android Pie. The update will bring a new UI and other new features and system improvements. It also brings the latest December Android security patch as well. Notably, the Pie-based gesture navigation is also here, but only for the OnePlus 5T. This makes sense since the OnePlus 5 comes with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, hardware navigation buttons and a physical home button.
The changelog further mentions new Gaming mode 3.0, which includes a text notification mode and notification for third party calls. The Android Pie update also brings a new Do Not Disturb (DND) mode with adjustable settings. Lastly, the update also integrates Google Lens within the camera app.
The Pie update is about 1.7GB in size for both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. OnePlus says that the OTA is an incremental rollout, which means some users will get the update right now and aa broader rollout will take place in a few days. So if you are a OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T user and don’t see the update right now, you may have to wait a couple of days.
According to a OnePlus community staff member, the company worked overtime to make sure Android Pie was delivered for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users on Christmas day. With the Pie update, OnePlus has now rolled out two major OS versions for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. The phones were launched with Android Nougat and it seems unlikely that they will get Andorid Q in the future.