The latest update will bring both the OnePlus 5 and 5T to Android 8.1 Oreo, making them among a few devices to receive the latest Oreo update. It now appears that the company has honed these gestures over the past few months and is ready to roll out the feature to all the OnePlus 5 and 5T users. This update does bring in some new additions to OnePlus Launcher as well as Gaming Mode, while also bumping up the Android security patch level to April 1, 2018.
The update to Stable OxygenOS 5.1.0 Android 8.1 Oreo was initially available to the beta versions only, however, with the OS Open Beta 4 the stable version is finally available. Thus, it should take a few days before Oreo 8.1 arrives on all OnePlus 5 and 5T handsets. The feature was first spotted in a beta release and it draws inspiration from the iPhone X.
OnePlus 5 and 5T will now have the latest features like the phone call picking gesture, optimization in the gaming mode along with it the support for migrating applications data.
Have you received Oreo 8.1 on your OnePlus 5 or 5T? If you swipe up from the bottom middle and pause for a second, you'll get the recent apps screen. The feature will likely come out-of-the-box with the OnePlus 6 which is set to come with a display notch and a larger screen-to-body ratio.
Other than that, OnePlus has focused on improving the gaming mode, adding power saving and adaptive brightness enhancements as well as a network boost mode, and the launcher, which gets category tags in the app drawer search and auto naming of folders based on category.
While the OxygenOS updates are relatively minor in comparison, the key change of course comes with the primary system update to Android 8.1 Oreo. Swiping up from the bottom centre of the screen mimics the home button.