OnePlus promised last November that its first and second generation flagship devices would get Marshmallow by Q1 of 2016. Albeit slightly late, they have now made a near finalized version of OxygenOS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 available for consumers to flash.
Soak testing for the OnePlus 2 started weeks ago and today’s version is “daily-driver-material.” OnePlus wants testers to provide feedback on performance and battery life, camera quality, and network testing. Those who download this build will be eligible for future OTA updates.
Those who decide to download should be aware that they’ll need to retrain their fingerprints and that there are some WiFI speed issues. Owners can find installation instructions on the downloads page and the full update changelog is below:
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade
- New OnePlus Camera UI
- UI has been cleaned up: swiping up/down now switches between photo/video, whereas HD/HDR and flash settings live in the top right corner
- You can now change the aspect ratio and toggle grid view without going all the way to the settings
- New wallpaper picker
- Easily preview and set both home screen and lock screen wallpaper in one place.
- Shelf UX has been improved
- No more edit mode, long press boards to rearrange or remove
- General system performance improvements
- Benchmarked 47% faster than OxygenOS 2.2.1 on key test scenarios
- Fingerprint performance improvement
- Tested 45% faster than OxygenOS 2.2.1 on average
- Settings changes
- Old app permissions are gone, say hi to new (native Android) app permissions.
- Alert Slider has its own entry point with more customization options
- Improved settings menu readability by changing the order a bit
- March security patches