OnePlus has started rolling out the stable OxygenOS 5.1.8 OTA update globally, with users in India expected to get it soon. For users weren’t able to update to OxygenOS 5.1.7 in India, this update will bring the features from that update as well as the new features and optimizations. The update isn’t a major one, bringing just three changes.
The key change in this update is optimized call quality, along with fixed system stability issues, improved network stability and general bug fixes. For users in India, the update also brings the specific features of the OxygenOS 5.1.7 update, including the fix for the critical bootloader security flaw. The specific features in this update aren’t major, but an optimization in call quality will certainly help, particularly considering the generally poor quality of voice calls in India.
As always, the roll-out is incremental and will take time to reach your OnePlus 6. Usually, only a small percentage of users receives the update initially, while larger markets get the update in the coming days. If you can’t wait, you can use a VPN and force the update onto your phone a bit early. The update comes just three days after the previous one, and seems to be aimed at fixing bugs and smaller issues.
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OnePlus has been widely praised for its approach to software, and the frequent software updates help the company ensure that its devices are running at peak performance. While the OnePlus 6 is undoubtedly at the center of attention for the time being, older phones from the company are also receiving software updates, although admittedly not as often. The OnePlus 6 was launched last month at Rs 34,999 onwards, and is available in three color options in India right now, including mirror black, midnight black and silk white.