As everyone loves OnePlus’s customized versions of Android, everyone was expecting it already and just over one month after the official release of the Android Pie (9.0), OnePlus is pushing out its variant of the update to the OnePlus 6. OxygenOS 9.0, the company’s branch of Google’s operating system, achieves many of the same improvements as stock Android, including a tweaked interface, gesture navigation, and adaptive battery functionality.
The pace at which OnePlus has pushed out this update is impressive given that many companies can take months to update to the latest version of Android if they do at all. Less than 15 percent of devices are operating with last year’s Android Oreo, leaving 2016’s Nougat as the most common version of the software as of now. Google’s most up-to-date attempt to retaliate the fragmentation issue is called “Project Treble,” and it could explain OnePlus’ pace in issuing this latest update.
OnePlus is also carrying Android Pie’s functionality to a broad range of its phones. The company has proclaimed that it will ultimately bring the update to 2017’s OnePlus 5 and 5T as well as 2016’s OnePlus 3 and 3T. Yes, this means that the oldest phone to get an Android Pie update so far is a OnePlus device.