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OnePlus family to receive Android 6.0 update early next year

OnePlus family to receive Android 6.0 update early next year
OnePlus family to receive Android 6.0 update early next year
OxygenOS is put on the backburner so OnePlus owners can get Marshmallow as early as possible.

More and more manufacturers are announcing official plans to update recent and past smartphones to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Aside from the core Nexus series, a few other flagship smartphones will get the Marshmallow treatment including the LG G3, HTC One M8, Huawei Honor, and a handful of Samsung smartphones.

OnePlus is now part of the bandwagon with Marshmallow coming Q1 2016 for the original OnePlus One. OnePlus' proprietary OxygenOS, however, will have to wait longer as the manufacturer will update the community on its progress "when time allows".

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 2 will receive the Marshmallow update at around the same time frame and will switch to the standard Marshmallow API for its fingerprint sensor. Android 6.0 natively recognizes built-in fingerprint sensors, so OnePlus will no longer need to develop its own fingerprint API for OxygenOS.

The recently announced OnePlus X gets the short end of the stick as OnePlus has no news to share outside of the usual "as soon as possible" time frame for its inevitable Marshmallow update.

We recently reviewed the OnePlus 2 and found it to be a standard phone that didn't come close to its "flagship killer" expectations.

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Allen Ngo, 2015-11-22 (Update: 2015-11-22)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.