The OnePlus 6 was launched in May 2018, around the official Google I/O 2018, that brought the Android 9.0 Pie. It was announced that OnePlus is a partner manufacturer and it will be one of the first devices to be updated to Android Pie. The OnePlus team has worked around several beta updates that were released for the upcoming Android Pie and it seems like OnePlus will finally roll out the next Android version encased in its new OxygenOS 9. The update will be sent out via OTA to all OnePlus 6 devices, after the initial incremental update, which is only rolled out to a few users first to check if any bugs exist.
To put things into context, it usually takes months for manufacturers to tweak and roll out new Android updates but OnePlus has been true to its motive to roll out updates within weeks and that too in older devices as well since even the two-year-old OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will receive the update in coming weeks.
Here is the changelog:
- Updated system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
- Brand new UI for Android Pie
- New adaptive battery support
- New Android Pie gesture navigation
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.9
- Other new features and system improvements
- Do Not Disturb mode
- New Do Not Disturb (DND) mode with adjustable settings
- New Gaming mode 3.0
- Added text notification mode
- Added notification for 3rd party calls
- Accent color
- Supported accent color customization
Via OnePlus Forums
About the update, it brings a number of features such as new DND mode with adjustable settings, Android security patch 2018.9, Android Pie gesture navigation and lot more. According to Forbes, the user interface has been tweaked to fit OnePlus’ faster performance and looks more stunning than ever. It has does have Google’s gesture-based navigation but OnePlus has added a side-scrolling multitasking interface as well.
The gaming mode has been tweaked with third-party call blocking feature and text-based notification mode only. OnePlus has acquired Android Pie’s AI-based Adaptive Battery feature which analyses the battery usage and provides necessary output to maximum battery life by lowering the power usage whenever necessary.
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