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OnePlus updates OxygenOS to version 2.0.1

The update to OnePlus' mobile operating system is finally here.

OnePlus has finally released version 2.0.1 of OxygenOS, and OnePlus 2 owners can now take advantage of the update. OxygenOS is a custom skin running over Android 5.1 Lollipop that the company has developed specifically for its devices. Those who bought the first smartphone the company built, the OnePlus One, which uses CyanogenMod, are unfortunately out of luck.

One of the most important changes to this version of OxygenOS is the Stagefright patch, which will eliminate the risk of having the smartphone exploited by receiving a single text message. Other improvements include better battery performance, UI changes, fixes for various glitches, and some minor tweaks to the OS. This  shows one advantage of having more of a closed operating system, as a huge majority of Android phones are still susceptible to the Stagefright exploit, and very few manufacturers have been able to release patches. 

The update will be available first in India, and soon after OnePlus 2 owners in other regions will be able to download it. Updating to version 2.0.1 will require 1.1 GB of free space. It seems as though Android smartphone makers are hard at work trying to release patches for Stagefright, and with 950 million devices at risk, the updates can not come quickly enough.


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Joseph Lambert, 2015-08-21 (Update: 2015-08-21)