The update includes full-screen gesture support on the 5T as well, similar to those seen on the iPhone X. 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.
OnePlus is pushing a stable update of OxygenOS 5.1.0 today to the OnePlus 5 and 5T that brings each phone up to Android 8.1. The highlight of the OxygenOS 5.1.0 update, of course, is navigation gestures, which will allow OnePlus 5T users to disable the navigation bar and perform swiping actions to navigate.
Have you received Oreo 8.1 on your OnePlus 5 or 5T?
The gesture navigation was made famous by the iPhone X even though it was not the first smartphone to do it. WebOS had gestures for navigation and so did BlackBerryOS. Swiping up from the bottom centre of the screen mimics the home button.
Amid the fanfare surrounding the launch of OnePlus' upcoming flagship smartphone of 2018, one might tend to forget the fact that it has been less than five months since the launch of the OnePlus 5T in India. 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. For multi-tasking, you swipe up from the bottom centre of the screen and hold your finger in the centre of the display until multitasking cards show up.
The new update has got several changes in the gaming optimizations which include the power saving and pausing the adaptive brightness system of the smartphones while playing the game, the network boost feature, and the app drawer search engine has category tags now.