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Android Pie-Based Oxygen OS 9.0 Now Available For OnePlus 6

24 September 2018

Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has publicly rolled out Android 9.0 Pie update for its flagship OnePlus 6 smartphone users in India.

After seeding numerous betas, OnePlus announced through its forums that the new update would be rolling out to handsets. It brings in a new UI along with adaptive battery support and Android Pie navigation gestures. Outside of the Pixel lineup, the only smartphone that has gotten the update so far is the Essential PH-1, so this is definitely a good thing for OnePlus users.

OxygenOS 9.0 for the OnePlus 6 is rolling out in stages. However, this is a staged roll-out, which means only a small numbers of users will receive the update initially, with broader roll-out commencing in "a few days".

The initial rollout isn't region-based, it's luck of the draw as to whether you get it now or later. The addition of Adaptive Battery support automatically detects the usage patterns of apps.

If you have a OnePlus 6 your best bet is to manually check for the update by hitting Settings System Updates Check for updates. Typically, the newest smartphones get updated before the older ones, and that actually comes down to Qualcomm, who needs to release the binaries for their chipsets to update these smartphones. This has called a huge gap also known as OS fragmentation since only a handful of devices have actually received Android Oreo update which is the eighth iteration launched past year. We haven't seen any confirmation from OnePlus on social media, either, so this could potentially be a German rollout only.

Right now, the update is being rolled out to only a limited set of users. This update can be found by heading to the OnePlus 6's settings and scrolling down to the penultimate list item: System Updates. Lacking neither underlying features or surface polish, Android 9 Pie is the most ...

Android Pie-Based Oxygen OS 9.0 Now Available For OnePlus 6