China-based smartphone maker OnePlus is currently rolling out Android 9 Pie-based Beta 2 to users running HydrogenOS. This new version is rolling out to the OnePlus 6 users who have installed the HydrogenOS Beta 1 which was the first version to coming with Android 9 Pie upgrade under the hood. For the people who are unaware about HydrogenOS, this is a version of operating system that OnePlus has developed for the Chinese market. The core of this operating system and the global OxygenOS is similar with some changes on the top. The primary difference between the two is that HydrogenOS does not come with Google services.
Other differences between OxygenOS and HydrogenOS lie in the interface as there are some changes in HydrogenOS according to the preferences of the Chinese market. Now moving back to the HydrogenOS Beta 2 update, it was initially reported by a OnePlus forums user “harshitguliani” where he posted a screenshot of the new update in a new thread on the forums. Taking a look at the screenshot, the update amounts to 139MB in size and bring August Android security patch while adding a “global roaming solution” to the operating system.
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Other changes in the system include improvements in touchscreen sensitivity, optimizations in power consumption during standby mode, and the stability of a Bluetooth connection. The list does not end here as it includes a number of fixes as well.
According to the screenshot, the update brings fixes to call interface during incoming calls, issues with icons not appearing properly in the dock and double swipe arrow in the launcher.
Considering that Android 9 Pie-based HydrogenOS Beta is out right now, it is likely that OnePlus is planning to launch the Android 9 Pie-based OxygenOS for OnePlus 6 soon. This is because the company should not have to do much when it comes to OxygenOS as both the versions share the same internal core.