Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has announced the rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the OnePlus 2.
OnePlus released the OnePlus 2 in July 2015 and the smartphone came running on Android 5.1 Lollipop and OxygenOS 2.0. The company released OxygenOS 2.2.1 to the OnePlus 2 in February 2016 and it brought along a number of general improvements and bug fixes. However, OxygenOS 2.2.1 is also based upon Android 5.1 Lollipop.
By the end of March, the company released a working beta of OxygenOS 3.0 for OnePlus 2 users and announced that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS 3.0 will be rolled out by the end of Q1 of this year. Now OnePlus has kept its promise and has released OxygenOS 3.0.2 for OnePlus 2.
"We are about to start the incremental rollout of OxygenOS 3.0.2 on OnePlus 2, the upgrade to Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 for the OnePlus 2," says Helen, a OnePlus forum administrator. "I want to thank all of you who have provided feedback on the community builds, your input has been absolutely valuable in ensuring that we produce a high quality update. Thank you for your patience and as always, we look forward to hearing your feedback on this one."
OnePlus 2 owners will experience a host of new features with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The software update brings the Doze and App Standby mode, which conserves battery life and offering users with more usage in-between charges.
The OnePlus 2 has a fingerprint sensor on the home button, which is located at the bottom of the device. Many people have started preferring fingerprint scanning as an authentication method than traditional passwords or passcodes.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings improved fingerprint recognition and sensor performance to the OnePlus 2. According to a previous OnePlus blog, the fingerprint performance on OxygenOS 3.0 improved by 45 percent compared to OxygenOS 2.2.1.
The latest update also brings a fresh OnePlus Camera user interface as well as AF optimization.
Normally, companies roll out a software update in phases, so some customers may have to wait longer than others to receive the latest update. OnePlus announced that the latest update should reach all OnePlus 2 devices within 48 hours of release.
It is recommended that customers are connected to a strong Wi-Fi network before downloading the software release. The handset should have at least 50 percent battery to ensure smooth and seamless download and installation process.