From today, the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus starts distributing the update to the latest Android version. If you own a OnePlus 6, you will receive a message on the smartphone in the next few days. The update will be distributed as usual over-the-air and should only be downloaded on an existing Wi-Fi connection. As always, it is recommended to fully charge the battery before updating.
OnePlus will not only ship Android 9.0 for the OnePlus 6, but for older devices as well. The previous models OnePlus 5 / 5T will be served, as well as the OnePlus 3 from June 2016 and the OnePlus 3T, which was launched in November 2016. Originally it was planned to supply the OnePlus 3 / 3T only with Android 8.1 Oreo. The update was then skipped to make customers happy with Android 9.0 Pie. When exactly the update is distributed, but the manufacturer has not revealed. The press release does not mention a specific date here. It should not take much longer.
It will be the last software update for the OnePlus 3 / 3T. In the future, there will probably only be security patches.
While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is still waiting for an update, the new version has now arrived at the competition. Android 9.0 Pie adds some new features to the OnePlus 6, including the new gesture control instead of the navigation bar, as well as “digital wellbeing” to more effectively eliminate confounding factors. All further information about the new Android version can be found here in the video:
OnePlus also offers its own improvements as a new non-annoying mode, more color settings and the Gaming Mode version 3.0. Did you already get the update? Report in the comments.