OnePlusX To Get OTA Updates For OxygenOS, Includes Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

An over-the-air update for the OnePlus X is reportedly rolling out today and will update devices with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The update was announced on OnePlus's forum and is available for devices with previous versions of OxygenOS, the device's Android-powered OS. This will be the first official Marshmallow build from the manufacturer.

OnePlus previously released a community build, which was designed for advanced users and had a few performance and stability issues.

This update, however, is the official and stable release, which includes bug fixes and an October Android security patch.

Here are the features expected of the update:

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade
  • Launcher upgrades

New icon packs

Google search bar UI customization

New design of wallpaper picker

  • Shelf UX improvements

Long press boards to rearrange or remove

  • General system performance improvement
  • Settings changes

New (native Android) app permissions

New Alert Slider settings with more customization options

  • New apps

OnePlus Music Player

OnePlus Gallery

  • Implemented October Android security patches
  • Gesture optimisations
  • General bug fixes

The announcement in the forum also came with a Known Issues section, with instructions on how to fix them. Issues are described as coming from Facebook Messenger and Google+. The fix suggests to uninstall the app, reboot the device and download the app again from Google Play.

OnePlus X users, however, would have to be patient with the update. "As always, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we'll begin a broader rollout in a few days," the company wrote in the forum.

The update is long overdue, and it has taken a year for OnePlus X to go from Lollipop to Marshmallow.

OnePlus X was released in October 2015 and was one of three devices under the OnePlus range. Despite positive reviews, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau announced that the device won't have a follow-up model, according to an Engadget report in June. 

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