OxygenOS 5.0 Featuring Android Oreo for The OnePlus 5 Cancelled

Over the holidays, OnePlus was kind enough to update the OnePlus 3 and 3T with an update to Android Oreo. Together with this, the Chinese giant also released a open public beta of OxygenOS 5.0 for OnePlus 5 users. However, the brand has now stated that it will not release a stable update of version 5.0 of OxygenOS. Instead, the phone will later receive an update to OxygenOS 5.0.1 directly.

There was much anticipation among OnePlus 5 users regarding the update since the phone offers a very close to stock Android experience. Owing to this, the company had promised speedy updates to their devices. However, according to the company, there was a bug that was observed in the open beta version that restricted the stable update rollout. In a statement on OnePlus’ official community website, it stated:

Because of a bug on Oxygen 5.0, we have cancelled its global release. And we’re preparing for Oxygen 5.0.1, the partial release will go alive soon.

This however has been a trend with OnePlus. It had similarly cancelled an update that the OnePlus 3/3T were expected to receive on grounds of finding a bug which was not disclosed. Similar to that, the company has decided to not reveal the bug with OxygenOS 5.0 for the OnePlus 5 as well.

The open beta update that the OnePlus 5 received over the year end brought in quite a few new additions both in terms of user interface as well as functionality. The update also allowed OnePlus 5 users to have a taste of Android Oreo for the first time. To name a few of the new additions, the phone offered support for beauty effect for Portrait mode, a redesigned quick settings, and improvements to battery life.

Unfortunately, all of this has to wait till a new OxygenOS update is developed taking care of the bug found in the open beta software update. Are you a OnePlus 5 user? What are your thoughts on this delay?