With the release of OnePlus 3 getting closer and closer, the company has begun updating 2015’s OnePlus 2 with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
Android Marshmallow has been around for at least 8 months now but is has recently just reached 10% of the total Android user base. With the likes of OnePlus 2 now starting to receive the update, it is possible that this OS might soon surpass the likes of Android Jelly Bean and KitKat. However, it will sweat to achieve this given that Android N is just a few months away from being officially released to the general public.
It had been expected that the OnePlus 2 will be receiving the Marshmallow update towards the end of last year. But this never materialized due to some unknown reasons. More than five months later, the OS has now shown up on the 2015 flagship. In addition to the Google update, the device will also receive the company’s own OxygenOS 3.0.2, the latest skin interface to run on top of the stock Android OS.
According to the company, the said OnePlus 2 Marshmallow is expected to be over in about 48 hours, which is a little bit ambitious, especially not all users will be at hand to download and update their devices with the OS. Ideally, all units of the flagship should have received an OTA notification to download and install the OS.
Inside the update, there will be features such as Doze mode that improves battery management, enhanced system performance, a better-performing fingerprint scanner, a brand new UI for the camera and better control over apps notifications, among many other system-wide updates.
Unfortunately, the update will have some of your stored data erased, including the fingerprint information saved on the phone. This means that you must re-enter the data in order to start using the improved fingerprint scanner.
As noted earlier, the successor to the OnePlus 2 will be coming very soon, probably on June 14. The phone, dubbed OnePlus 3, is expected to come preinstalled with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which means users of this new device won’t need to worry about updating to the latest OS.