Chris dB, Sep 8, 2017 : It’s Friday! You know what that means, it’s time for a new Weekly Update. Before we set out to enjoy the sun, we’ve got a lot to cover this week. Not only are we gearing up for our meetups in Australia, we’ve also prepared something special for you all on Medium, and are looking for the bravest among you to join an experiment. Let’s jump right in. Join us in Australia It is often said that dangerous predators can hide around any corner in Australia, ready to pounce upon unsuspecting travelers. That list of badass beasts is about to meet a new member, as we bring the OnePlus 5 to Melbourne and Sydney in two upcoming fan meetups. It all starts on September 18 in Sydney, and ends one day later on the 19th in Melbourne. Learn more and sign up for the events in the thread. We hope to see you there, mate. Not All That Glitters We already told you what we think of the OnePlus 5 Soft Gold – it still looks pretty darn good. But, that’s not what our most recent feature on Medium is about. Product design is often a complex, intensive, and impenetrable affair. The main goal of this article is to make the creation of our Soft Gold devices understandable to people without a PhD in product design. After all, we believe that by sharing the finer workings of our work with all of you, and lifting the veil of secrecy, you’ll have a better understanding of what we do. We hope it will lead to a greater appreciation of what we do as well, but we’ll leave that up to you. Check out the feature on Medium now. Experiment O Our developers are hard at work on the official OxygenOS update to Android Oreo. We’re all immensely excited about bringing you the latest version of Android O in a way that enriches the OxygenOS experience you’ve come to know and love. Delivering a fast, stable, and smooth OS takes time, and we can’t blame you guys for wanting to plunder Android’s new cookie jar early. For the bravest souls among you, there’s Updateing’s port of Oreo on OnePlus 5, based on AOSP android-8.0.0_r3. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, you can find the ROM on XDA. Disclaimer: this ROM is highly experimental, and OnePlus is not liable for any damage caused by the installation and/or use of this ROM. Proceed with caution. An Unforgettable Summer You know the summer is winding down, when students everywhere trade in their beach towels for college handouts. We’ve prepared a final hurrah for your summer vacation in the form of a new giveaway by @David Y. What did you get up to this summer? Tell us your story in the thread, and you might just win yourself a brand-new Osmo Mobile. (As for me, in between trips back to the Netherlands, long hikes, and plenty of beaches, I can’t complain.) If you’re getting ready to go back to school, don’t forget to join our Student Program. That’s all for this week, friends! But, before we leave you @diegohnz and I have an urgent request for all Hearthstone players among you, he and I just can’t figure out how to beat the Lich King at the end of the Frozen Throne adventure. Tried replacing him with Ragnaros, stealing his deck with Archbischop Benedictus, but nothing seems to work. Do you have the answer? Let us know in the comments below. Above all else, enjoy your weekend.