Android Marshmallow update is something that’s on the top of our mind whilst purchasing a new smartphone. Unlike Nexus, OnePlus has not exactly been the first one to offer Android updates, but this time around they seem to have picked pace as Cyanogen OS will be updating to Marshmallow in the first quarter of 2016, and OnePlus One will be amongst the first devices to get this update.

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The update will be seeded to OnePlus 2 which runs on Oxygen OS in Q1 2016 and will incorporate the new standard Marshmallow API for the fingerprint sensors. OnePlus will not be creating an API for the fingerprint implementation and instead they will be sticking with the standard Android M implementation. Meanwhile, the company is reportedly working to get the Marshmallow to the OnePlus X at the earliest and will soon update us about the same – translation: no time frame yet for OnePlus X.

OnePlus One will also be treated to a similar update in the first quarter of 2016 and in the meantime a community build of Oxygen OS for the OnePlus One will be released, however the device won’t be shipped preinstalled with the community build. Interestingly, OnePlus says that it will work on community build of Oxygen OS for OnePlus One only when time permits. Now that’s not something reassuring for anyone waiting for Marshmallow based Oxygen OS to flash on their OnePlus One.

OnePlus has also released the Kernel codes for the OnePlus X.

OnePlus X was unveiled last month after a severe dose from the rumor mills and the new smartphone will bring home a new design philosophy that makes it look apart and create a niche for itself. We recently went hands on with the OnePlus X and here is what we think about it.


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.