November 24, 2020

Stable Android 10 update now rolling out for OnePlus 5 and 5T

The update brings along new gestures, OnePlus Game Space, and more.

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The OnePlus 5 and 5T have been stuck on Android Pie and Android 10 open beta versions for a while now. So you’d be forgiven for being a little impatient about the devices getting a stable Android 10 update. Thankfully, the waiting is seemingly over now.

The phones are finally getting the stable Android 10 update, as per a tip received by Android Authority. Both the 2017 OnePlus flagships received the third Android 10 beta just last week and a user has now taken to OnePlus forums to post a screenshot of the stable update on their OnePlus 5T.

It looks like you’ll need at least 1.8GB of free space on your OnePlus 5/5T to update to the stable version of Oxygen OS 10.0.0. You should receive the update automatically via an OTA, but OnePlus hasn’t yet officially announced it in a forum post. This could be a limited early rollout to a few users, so you might have to wait a bit for it to show up on your phones.

Since there’s no official word from OnePlus, there aren’t any links available for manually flashing the stable Android 10 build on your OnePlus 5 phones.

What’s new?

According to the changelog, the Android 10 update for OnePlus 5/5T brings a brand new UI with a new customization feature for icons displayed in the Quick Settings menu.

You also get new gestures for navigation. OnePlus has removed the back gesture from the bottom of the screen and added it to the left and right edges of the display. There’s also a new bottom navigation bar to allow for switching between recent apps.

Besides the new UI and gestures, the OnePlus 5/5T will apparently get the OnePlus Game Space feature with the Android 10 update. It’s essentially a custom launcher for Android games on OnePlus phones and lets you control existing gaming mode settings.

OnePlus 5 5T stable Android 10 changelogOnePlus Forums

Source: OnePlus Forums

The camera on the phones will also see improvements in the long run as per the aforementioned tip from AllAboutOnePlus. The changelog above doesn’t show the camera update section. However, the publication reports that the phones will get optimizations for Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with later stable updates.

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