OnePlus 5T officially updated with iPhone X-like navigation gestures

At the tail-end of January, OnePlus introduced a new gesture-based navigation system for the OnePlus 5T with its OxygenOS Open Beta program. The setup very closely resembled the gestures found on the iPhone X, and now with the OxygenOS 5.1.0 public update{.nofollow} that's rolling out, all users of the 5T are will gain access to it.

In case you missed Daniel's hands-on from earlier this year, OnePlus's gesture system is actually pretty great. It can be enabled from the settings page, and once this is done, Android's iconic navigation buttons will be hidden in favor of the following:

  • Swipe up from middle – Home
  • Swipe up from left/right – Back
  • Swipe up from middle and hold – Recents

In addition to the new gestures, OxygenOS 5.1.0 also upgrades both the 5T and 5 to Android 8.1 Oreo, adds the latest April 2018 security patch, category tags in your app drawer/search, and folders are automatically assigned names based on what's in them.

Last but not least, Gaming Mode is also being updated with power saving and pausing adaptive brightness features, as well as a network boost that'll prioritize your data/Wi-Fi connection for the game that you're currently playing.

OxygenOS 5.1.0 is rolling out to the OnePlus 5T and 5 now, and OnePlus says its broader rollout will begin "in a few days."

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

14 Comments
  • WebOS>Bb10>Ios>Android.
  • I was just coming to write the same thing. It's funny how BlackBerry was bringing back webos functionality. At that time Apple users said it was dumb and too many gestures to use, now it copied everything.
  • Ooh, I love having new features to disable!
  • Got to love when news articles give credit to the wrong OS for thier newest features
  • Credit is being given to Apple bec even if these swiping gestures existed bef on other OS's they re ONLY being added now by other OEM's bec the iPhone has them. Whatever Apple does other OEM's follow. The latest and perfect example is the notch trend.
  • Or maybe OEMs are trying to solve the same problems and use the solution that others have brought to market, like Apple did when they "copied" the notch from the Essential Android phone.
  • @IJKBB10, Lol & no sh*t, that's the plain and simple truth, but fanboys are obligated to practice a contortionist form of denial. WTF ever, truth hurts, but it is funny AF reading the butthurt responses.
  • You can't really say that. Apple followed sharp, and essential with the notch. Who's to say that android mfgrs followed apple, maybe they followed these two other companies. You know phones are planned long before they come out.
  • Interesting..I was actually hunting for a 3T but it appears OnePlus has already ditched updates for it. Guess I'll stick with Sammy after all :)
  • Stop giving credit to the one stealing ideas.. #webOSftw
  • Yeah, cracks me up, when BlackBerry did this everybody said "oh that's stupid" . . "Oh that's too hard for people to figure out" . . Now apple does it and it's all the rage 🙄😣😡
  • Excellent, very nice to see.
  • If people wanted iPhone features, they'd buy an eyephone.
  • Another thing to switch off.