OnePlus has also fixed a “low probability issue” that caused WhatsApp to crash for some users. It’s unclear if this WhatsApp issue on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro is related to that on the OnePlus 7 series that the company patched recently. All four OnePlus 7 series models — vanilla OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro — were having an issue with sending and receiving media files on WhatsApp. Fix for this issue arrived with the December security patch last week.
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are receiving a fresh software update from OnePlus. Although Android 12 isn’t yet out, the smartphones are receiving the most recent security patch. The Android security maintenance release for December 2021 will be applied to both phones (SMR). OxygenOS 188.8.131.52 is the newest update for the OnePlus 8 pair. The new software package includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations in addition to this month’s SMR. According to the official changelog, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will receive a patch for an issue in the Setup Wizard where Google Assistant and Gpay (Google Pay) failed to appear properly.
The changelog also mentions some UI optimizations in the Settings app for the OnePlus 8 duo. The company doesn’t go into details about it though. Perhaps there’s no significant user-facing change here. That’s pretty much it as far as the contents of the latest update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are concerned. Of course, the December SMR itself brings dozens of privacy and security issues found on Android OS as well as OxygenOS.
The latest update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro is now rolling out incrementally. The rollout began over the weekend and should expand globally over the next few days. If you’re using either of the devices, you can now be on the lookout for the update. The OnePlus 8T will also likely pick up the new security patch soon. The OnePlus 8 trio is also eligible for the Android 12 update. The latest iteration of the Android OS is so far only available to two OnePlus phones — OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Well, that rollout wasn’t smooth either as the company had to temporarily suspend the update due to bugs. But now that the big update for the OnePlus 9 series is live again, OnePlus 8 users can now look forward to it in the coming weeks. We will let you know when the rollout begins.