The OnePlus 2 along with the OnePlus One from the OnePlus stable is set to receive the Android Marshmallow upgrade by early next year. This news was revealed by a member of staff of the company in the company’s official forum.
OnePlus is one of the many smartphone companies that have announced the Marshmallow upgrade for its devices.
Though no specific dates have yet been announced for the release of the upgrade, Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus has stated that the upgrade will arrive for OnePlus One users during the first quarter of the next year. He also stated that the upgrade will also be made available to owners of the OnePlus 2 at around the same time.
Certain reports stated that an OxygenOS flavored Android Marshmallow community build version has been developed by the company for the devices.
It should be noted that due to the fact that the OxygenOS is not shipped with the OnePlus One as its default OS, it is the Cyanogen OS which is used in the device by default that is going to receive the Marshmallow upgrade.
Carl Pei also stated that the company is hard at work to roll out the Android 6.0 upgrade for the newly released OnePlus X at the earliest and the company would come forward with any concrete news regarding the matter as soon as they have something to share.
He further added that the company has decided against using a custom API for the device’s fingerprint sensor and the upgrade will come with the standard Marshmallow API for the fingerprint sensor.
The company is taking more cautious steps regarding announcements related to the upgrade because last year they fell short in delivering the Lollipop upgrade for the OnePlus One within the promised 90 days period from the device’s official release date.
It could be easily assumed that the excitement among users regarding the upgrade is at its peak. Fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the upgrade for their devices to check out the new features and other developments and tweaks that come with the upgrade.
In other news regarding the device, the OxygenOS 2.1.1 update for OnePlus 2 was recently released over-the-air (OTA) by OnePlus. The announcement came through the official forum of the company and it stated that update will work towards fixing certain bugs and further enhancing the performance of the device. It will also make some addition to the OS features.
The update will reportedly come with the feature of support for certain international languages like Turkish and Russian. It will also add some customized icons to the device along with the freedom to choose from a variety of wallpapers for the lockscreen.
Users who are residents of counties in which the OTA facility is available can easily receive the update.
The update will bring forward certain improvements to the UX of the device’s camera and will ensure hassle free installation process for applications.
The OS update features some efficient security measures that will help in maintaining privacy of users. It also reportedly brings a new feature to the plate which will enable mending of any image in RAW format fetched through any third-party camera app by users.
Certain bugs and errors in the device will also be fixed through the update which will bring out a more improved and lag free performance from the device.
An extended warranty and insurance services was launched by OnePlus last month for the OnePlus 2 smartphone. This service was previously kept limited only to the new buyers of the device. However, recently it was announced by the company that the extended warranty and insurance service can now be availed even by early buyers.