OnePlus had already revealed that it has been working on an Android Marshmallow update for the OnePlus 2. Late last night, the company has officially started rolling out the update for users. OnePlus has said that this is an incremental update, so all OnePlus 2 smartphones should be gradually getting the update within the next 48 hours. Also Read - OnePlus’ March 23 OnePlus 9 series online launch event: Here’s what to expectAlso Read - OnePlus 9 series global launch set for March 23 with big camera improvements
OnePlus is rolling out OxygenOS 3.0.2 based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 for the OnePlus 2. The update brings with it improvements to the fingerprint scanner, camera UI, shelf UX, Swiftkey, and network operator selection. OnePlus says this improvement will ensure that the smartphone ‘sticks to your choice so you don’t accidentally roam onto unintended networks’. Also Read - OnePlus "The Final Horizon Sale" is live: Discounts on OnePlus Power Bank, OnePlus Buds Z and more
The company also points out that while the overall fingerprint scanner performance has been improved, the update will clear the stored fingerprints. “If you have fingerprint authentication set up, you will need to re-enroll again before use,” OnePlus says. The update also brings with the usual set of Marshmallow goodies like doze mode among others.
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OnePlus 2 users will be getting an OTA update notification within the next 48 hours. In case you want to check manually, you can head over to Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates.
More than six months after the release, Google’s Android Marshmallow is slowly making its presence felt. Last month’s numbers reveal that Marshmallow now runs on over seven percent of Android devices and continues to steadily rise. While Lollipop retains the majority of the market share, it along with KitKat are slowly seeing a decline.
OnePlus in the meanwhile is preparing to launch its flagship OnePlus 3 smartphone on June 14. As per recent leaks, the OnePlus 3 is expected to be available in six variants. It will feature a metal body, and specifications like 5.5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB and 6GB RAM options, 16-megapixel rear camera, and 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The OnePlus 3 is also likely to include a 3,000mAh battery with Dash Charge feature, and connectivity options like 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS and USB Type-C port. On the software front, it will run on OxygenOS 3.0.2 based on Android Marshmallow.