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OnePlus 6 gets official Pie-based Oxygen OS

OnePlus have released OOS 9.0, which is based on Android Pie, for the 6. (Source: imgur)
OnePlus have released OOS 9.0, which is based on Android Pie, for the 6. (Source: imgur)
The first official stock release of Oxygen OS (OOS) based on Android Pie (9.0) is now available for Oneplus' latest flagship, the 6. As expected, the ROM contains Pie-compatible navigation and UI features, accent color change support and refreshed DND settings.

Those who own the OnePlus 6 are now eligible for an update to a stable, stock, Pie-based OS. This version of the company's Oxygen OS (OOS) skin for Android is designed to fall closely in line with the 'vanilla' form of the software, but with some unique tweaks. Its latest iteration has been dubbed 9.0.

This detail is slightly odd, as official OOS for the OnePlus 6 had only gotten up to 5.1.11 in terms of version number prior to this. However, OnePlus has reportedly decided that their software nomenclature will be aligned with that of Google's from now on. OOS 9.0 includes many things soak-tested in its open beta version. They include a Pie-inspired UI and navigation gestures. Those who install this new over-the-air update will also get access to a re-designed do not disturb function, a new gaming mode and the ability to customize system accents with different colors.

OOS 9.0 also brings the OnePlus 6's security patch level up to September 2018. It also means that, of the non-Pixel flagships that run Android, only this phone and the Essential phone are running stock Pie. The update may also imply impending good news for the owners of older OnePlus flagships. The company had previously committed to supplying Pie-based stock ROMs for these phablets.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-09-21 (Update: 2018-09-21)