Chinese OEM OnePlus announced on Nov. 16 when the OnePlus One, the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X handsets will get the update to Android 6.0.
Until the anticipated Marshmallow update, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X devices will get the OxygenOS 2.1.2 update. The company also announced that its Indian division is preparing extended service plans for clients who use OnePlus X smartphones in the country.
The OEM stated that OnePlus One, which currently works on Cyanogen OS, will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update beginning Q1 2016. It also pointed out that updates for the OxygenOS builds are not a priority and will happen at an unspecified date.
The OnePlus 2 handset is also in the cards to see the update to Marshmallow during Q1 2016, and the manufacturer confirmed that the update will contain the application programming interface (API) for the fingerprint sensor of the OnePlus 2.
"We've heard requests for us creating an API for the current fingerprint implementation in OxygenOS, but have decided against this since we're switching over to the standard Android M implementation soon," Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder, said.
Pei went on to add that his company puts all efforts into bringing the Marshmallow update to the more affordable OnePlus X as well.
"We are working hard to bring Marshmallow as soon as possible to the OnePlus X, and will update you on a time frame at a later time," Pei pointed out.
Some clients who purchased the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X received the OxygenOS 2.1.2 over-the-air (OTA) update already, as the rollout started during the weekend. The Chinese handset manufacturer notified its customers that the update is incremental, which means that some OnePlus smartphone owners will be updated later than others.
What does the OxygenOS 2.1.2 update bring to OnePlus 2 devices?
The OxygenOS update features some safety improvements, a better UX camera preview and a performance tweak covering application installation and launch. Two foreign languages (Turkish and Russian) with native-speech support, a System Update that handles OTA updates proficiently and a screen wallpaper support are also included.
For buyers of the OnePlus X, the OxygenOS update also means some bugs related to the Camera app are gone, color offset in HDR is boosted and OTA updates install easier and safer. Various performance improvements and bug fixes are also part of the menu.