Android 9 Pie arrives on the OnePlus 5 and 5T with Open Beta 20/22

It has taken OnePlus a bit longer than expected to bring Android 9 Pie to the OnePlus 5 and 5T, but the wait is over — if you’re willing to use beta releases, anyway. Open Beta 22 for the OnePlus 5 and Beta 20 for the 5T are now available, which are based on Android Pie.
Here’s the full changelog for the Open Betas:

System
Updated system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
Brand new UI for Android Pie
Brand new navigation gestures (this is only for 5T)
Updated Android security patch to 2018.11
Optimizations for background app process handling

Do Not Disturb mode
New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings

Communication
UI Improvements for emergency rescue
Optimized UI for speed dial and calling interface
Now able to assign a specific SIM for a specific contact or group of contacts when using dual SIM

Parallel Apps
Added support for more apps (Telegram, Discord, IMO, Uber, OLA) in parallel apps

Weather
Now able to switch dynamically to your current location
Display more suggestions when the search function is used
Fixed an issue that prevented the app from refreshing when the location is changed
Fixed an issue that resulted in some users being unable to find certain locations

The software experience should be roughly identical to that of the OnePlus 6T, since that phone is already running Android Pie. Read MoreAndroid 9 Pie arrives on the OnePlus 5 and 5T with Open Beta 20/22 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus Black Friday deals include a free charger with OnePlus 6T purchase and 20-50% off OnePlus 6 and 5T accessories

OnePlus already knocked a few bucks off the price of the OnePlus 6 in advance of Black Friday, but it’s not ignoring the traditional day of deals. Today, you can get a free charger with the OnePlus 6T, or you can grab some accessories for the older phones at a steep discount.

The 6T charger deal comes in several forms. OnePlus lists these as “bundles,” but that term is a bit grandiose. Read MoreOnePlus Black Friday deals include a free charger with OnePlus 6T purchase and 20-50% off OnePlus 6 and 5T accessories was written by the awesome team at Android Police.