OnePlus 5 users should be able to test-out the latest Android features very soon, as OnePlus launched plans to launch an Android Oreo public beta by the end of September.
The ambitious plans to roll-out Android 8.0 Oreo to users in matter of weeks was first broken by technology blog Android Police.
It claims the Shenzhen-based smartphone start-up purportedly wants its hardware to be viewed as “quick to update” to the latest operating systems.
OnePlus’ hardware runs an almost-untouched version of Android, with only a few minimal additions and tweaks.
This near-stock experience should allow the hugely-popular Chinese company to get the latest Android updates faster than some of its closest rivals, which layer more visual changes onto the Google operating system.
OnePlus has already launched a closed Android 8.0 Oreo beta for its OnePlus 3 smartphone.
The smartphone, which was first unveiled back in June 2016, is the first OnePlus smartphone to get the new software.
However, the beta build is purportedly incredibly unstable, with OnePlus warning ambitious users that over-the-air upgrades are likely to go wrong.
Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth are all said to be buggy in the first Android 8.0 Oreo build.
OnePlus is ambitiously planning to turn all of this around in the next few weeks – with stable closed beta builds by mid-September, followed by a public beta by the end of the month.
Should everything go to plan, OnePlus will almost certainly be one of the first to offer an Oreo update to its users.
According to the company, a successful verification via StudentBeans is valid for one calendar year at oneplus.net, in which time one purchase with the student discount can be applied.
“After your verification expires, you must re-verify to claim a new student discount,” OnePlus cautions.
OnePlus has limited the 10 per cent to one new smartphone.