OnePlus 2 gets Android Marshmallow-based OxygenOS 3.0 in public beta

OnePlus 2 gets Android Marshmallow-based OxygenOS 3.0 in public beta

OnePlus has released the anticipated Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS 3.0 update for the OnePlus 2. The new update is initially available in public beta but provides you the latest Android experience.

Soak testing for OxygenOS 3.0 was started a few weeks back and is now finally available for free download. The update brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow along with Google’s March security patches. Also, it has an all-new OnePlus Camera UI and a new wallpaper picker option.

OnePlus 2 Android 6.0 Marshmallow OxygenOS 3.0 update

OnePlus 2 receives Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS 3.0 update in public beta

Apart from the new features, the new OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 2 has some improvements to deliver you a better experience. The Chinese company claims that fingerprint performance through the update has been 45 percent faster, and general system performance has now been 47 percent faster than the previous software version. Additionally, there is an upgraded user interface and an enhanced settings menu readability.

Here’s the list of changes in OxygenOS 3.0 (beta):

  • 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
  • Shelf UX has been improved
  • General system performance improvements
  • Fingerprint performance improvement
  • 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

OnePlus is calling the new update as a “community release.” Thus, you are asked to provide your feedback.

“If you’re the type who won’t mind rolling up your sleeves a bit to get your Marshmallow on, this one’s for you. We’d like to ask for a little help with testing some aspects of the software that require a larger user base around the world,” the company wrote in a blog post.

Particularly, you need to test network, major changes on the camera front and general performance and battery life improvements. As the build is OTA eligible, you’ll receive future OTA releases even after flashing with the beta version.

However, some bugs will also be available. Your previously stored fingerprints won’t be preserved after the flashing. Further, Maxxaudio tuner and presets will be removed, and you won’t be able to roll back to the previous OxygenOS 2.2.1.

Shenzhen-based OnePlus had originally announced the Android Marshmallow update in November last year. In addition to its arrival on the OnePlus 2, the new Android version will also be available on the OnePlus One in the coming future.

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