Good news for users of OnePlus 5 smartphones For the OP5 and OP5T OnePlus now distributes the Oxygen Update 5.1.5. In addition to minor changes and the current security patch, this also includes support for the Project Treble.
That Project Treble would be supported by the new OxygenOS 5.1.5, was already apparent from the last beta versions for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Initially, Project Treble does not give the user any direct benefit, but thanks to their smartphone and chip makers, they can work on developing new software updates in parallel – potentially enabling them to provide updates to users faster.
Without the Project Treble introduced by Android Oreo It was the case that NewPlus, Sony, LG & Co. only started to implement their own ideas and interfaces after the hardware components had been adapted to a new Android version. This delayed the process on the one hand and may even ensure that models do not even get an upgrade, even though they are technically absolutely capable. With OxygenOS 5.1.5, the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus5T get the support for Project Treble practically retroactively.
OxygenOS 5.1.5 weighs a whopping 1.6 gigabytes and contains Project Treble as well as the current security patch for August . Furthermore, the manual confirmation of the PIN input can be deactivated on the lockscreen. The changelog is therefore relatively close:
The support for Project Treble is more indirect in nature, in a sense an upgrade for the manufacturer or OnePlus and not for the user. In the medium and long term, however, this certainly pays off for us end users, I am happy for my OnePlus5.