OnePlus has proven to be fast and effective when it comes to device updates. It doesn't look like things will change with the latest arrival. The OnePlus 6 received two updates before shipments of the new device were even sent. The most recent update brings a taste of Android 9 Pie to the Chinese flagship killers equipped with HydrogenOS.
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A public beta for HydrogenOS: Android Pie is coming soon
The OnePlus 6 was one of a few select devices to receive Android P developer previews ahead of its official release, with users who had just purchased the phone being able to check out an OxygenOS beta build of Android Pie. Now, the first HydrogenOS Android Pie-based beta is available for the OnePlus 6 in China.
OnePlus continues to refine its final build for OxygenOS and the full release should be available very soon. If you would like to venture into installing this new beta, please refer to the instructions on the XDA Developers forum.
OxygenOS 5.1.8: improved network stability and call quality
OnePlus 6 is now the company's fastest selling smartphone, and the Chinese brand isn't dragging its feet when it comes to providing updates for its latest cash cow. OxygenOS 5.1.8 introduces general improvements to your smartphone as well as correcting some small bugs in the latest version of the software.
The most important change is definitely the arrival of a new bootloader to improve the security of the smartphone: the bootloader had already been distributed to some users with the release 5.1.7 but has now finally arrived on all devices. Some improvements have also been made to the stability of the mobile network and call quality has been optimised. The update has a weight of about 100MB and is available via OTA.
Have you already received OnePlus' shiny new smartphone, or are you planning to purchase it in the future? What do you think about OnePlus' update policy?
Source: XDA Developers