The OnePlus 8 series – which includes OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – and OnePlus 8T have started receiving updates to OxygenOS 18.104.22.168 and OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 in India, respectively. Following the release of the update in India, OnePlus will release the update for markets in North America and Europe. As usual, the update will be released gradually and will reach all devices in a few days. Complete with the update is the security patch for Android from May 2021, along with improvements to system settings, gallery, phone, messaging and network for all three devices.
A couple on publications in the OnePlus forum describes in detail the change log that comes with the update for OnePlus smartphones. The OnePlus 8,, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8T get pretty similar improvements with the new updates.
Change log of OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T
The change log for the three OnePlus devices mentions improved sliding smoothness on the home screen, a repair for damage to the screen from the accessibility menu, and a fix for a low-battery notification that doesn’t work.
The Gallery app also receives fixes for an unusual guest user interface, along with a problem with newly captured images that aren’t saved for some users. The Phone app receives bug fixes on the phone card as it opens, along with the issue of the call page disappearing during a call. In addition, all three OnePlus smartphones receive improved network performance.
The only difference in the update log of the three OnePlus smartphones is that the OnePlus 8 Pro gets improved wireless charging stability, while the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro get a solution to a problem with the Messaging app that fails to edit a message for some users.
As mentioned earlier, OnePlus will release the update in stages. Several smartphones will receive the update first, and the other smartphones will receive the update in the next few days.
The firmware version for OnePlus 8 Series is OxygenOS 126.96.36.199, and for OnePlus 8T is OxygenOS 188.8.131.52. OnePlus does not mention the size of these updates, but it is recommended that you update your smartphones via a strong Wi-Fi connection while the device is charging. To check manually for an update, go to Settings> System> System Updates.
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