OnePlus One starts getting Marshmallow

OnePlus One

Owners of the OnePlus One can finally get their hands on the eagerly anticipated update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Cyanogen is currently rolling out CM 13.0 with build number ZNH0EAS26M OTA to all users in a phased manner, which means consumers might have to wait a little while before they receive it.

As for the OnePlus 2, the handset still hasn’t gotten the upgrade to Marshmallow. So far, the company has released a beta version of its Android 6.0-based OxygenOS 3.0 for people who want to test it out. This means the update is almost upon us, but there’s no telling how long the brand will take to iron out any kinks.

Marshmallow brings in a number of changes for the OnePlus One. Cyanogen claims there are thousands of changes between version 12.1 and 13.0 of the OS. Some of the highlights include the elimination of Whisperpush and advanced mode within Settings, with the new behavior set to show all settings at once.

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OnePlus One users will also be able to control layout and options directly from the QS panel through the edit tile or long-pressing the settings gear found in the pull down area. They won’t be able to use Quick unlock anymore as Cyanogen had to get rid of it in order to comply with Android Gatekeeper’s security constraints.

A rapid summary of the specs of the OnePlus One:

– Display: 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD, 1080p
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
– Battery: 3100mAh
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 64GB/16GB storage (not expandable)
– CPU: 2.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Size: 7.6 x 0.9 x 15.3cm
– Weight: 163gms

There’s also a new folder UX to facilitate the viewing of protected content, fingerprint support to access said content, and an enhanced capability to prevent access. Furthermore, the OnePlus One no longer allows people to launch protected apps via the Google Play Store.