26 May 2020
When OnePlus announced its Android 10 update roadmap last year, it made its fans happy by including phones as old as the OnePlus 5 series. It is now fulfilling the same promise as the rollout for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Android 10 beta has begun around the globe. The software is layered with OxygenOS and is essentially an early build.
OxygenOS Open Beta is available for any user to try out and share feedback. The build is based on Android 10 which is the latest Android version released by Google. It is the third major upgrade for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users as both phones originally ran Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
The new build will bring a "brand new UI design" for better user experience. It will further offer full-screen gesture support but this is limited to OnePlus 5T users. The official changelog mentions a newly added Hidden bar that is said to be helpful in the left-right switching of recent apps.
OnePlus has published an official forum post detailing step-by-step instructions on how to get OnePlus 5 Android 10 beta. If you are someone who is still running an OBT build, all your data will be wiped out on the installation of the latest beta. Additionally, such users will be able to install the build only through recovery.