Just over one month after the official release of Android Pie, OnePlus is rolling out its version of the update to the OnePlus 6. Also, OnePlus 6 has become the first smartphone from the Chinese phone manufacturer to receive the final stable build of Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie version.
The stable Android 9.0 update comes in the form of OxygenOS 9.0 and brings new features like a refreshed Do Not Disturb mode, gaming mode, and accent color customizations. OnePlus has stated that Android Pie will soon be rolled out to the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T. That means that the oldest phone to get an Android Pie update so far is a OnePlus device.
The file size of the OxygenOS 9.0 update on OnePlus 6 is about 1521MB, although it may differ on certain units. Changelog of the update, as posted on OnePlus forums, includes an upgrade to Android Pie, a new Do Not Disturb (DND) mode that comes with certain adjustable settings, a new Gaming mode 3.0 with a text notification mode and notification for third-party calls, and support for accent color customization.
As before, this OTA update will have a “staged rollout” meaning it will be rolled out to a limited number of users initially, followed by a broader rollout in the few days. “Using VPN to download this build might not work as the rollout Is not based on regions and is randomly pushed out to a limited number of devices,” said Manu J, Staff Member, Beta Program and Developer Relations. We managed to receive the build on our OnePlus 6.