Some OnePlus 2 owners are already enjoying the Android Marshmallow goodies by flashing the community beta builds, which were released last month. However, many people are still waiting for the official OTA since the community builds were only for testing purpose and the OnePlus unsurprisingly ignored the OTA. Finally the wait is over, OnePlus has officially started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for OnePlus 2 with OxygenOS 3.0.2 on top. Here are the new features.
We are using the community beta build since day one at WhatsOnTech, which was surprisingly solid in the day to day operations. We strongly recommend everyone to upgrade to new build since OnePlus nailed the performance of the OxygenOS. The new iteration of OxygenOS bumps the version number to 3.0.2, which was 3.0 with community beta 1 and 3.0.1 with community beta 2. Users should see drastically improved performance, app loading times and much quicker fingerprint sensor. We have noticed around one hour of extra screen-on-time, thanks to the Doze optimizations. We can say that OnePlus has given a re-birth to OnePlus 2 with OxygenOS 3.0.2, which suffered from buggy OxygenOS 2.x software since day one. Here is the full feature list, which you will get with new OTA.
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OnePlus 2 OxygenOS 3.0.2 key highlights:
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade
- Enhanced Doze mode for better battery life
- System-wide performance improvements
- Improved fingerprint sensor performance and recognition
- New OnePlus Camera UI and AF optimization
- MaxxAudio and Tuner have been removed. We have integrated with Dirac HD Sound technology for the speaker, so you get a great experience without the knobs and dials
- Shelf UX has been improved. You can now long press to edit a board
- You can now lock apps in recents so they won’t be cleared We’ve also added clear process in addition to clear-all for those of you who want a better control of background processes
- Network operator selection will now stick to your choice, so you don’t accidentally roam onto unintended networks
- Swiftkey updates to 6.3.3
Note 1: OnePlus has mentioned in official blog post that the OTA update will wipe the stored fingerprints, so users need to register the fingerprints once they updated to latest version.
Note 2: The update should be received by all the OnePlus 2 handsets across the globe within next 48 hours or so, please be patient.
Note 3: Since the update file weighs around 1.1GB, we strongly recommend you to connect to the high-speed Internet while downloading to avoid any installation errors. Make sure, you also have 60% or above before hitting the install button.
Check your device for the update and do let us know your opinion on this major software update in the comments section below.
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