OnePlus 2 is finally getting Marshmallow, but in beta form

OnePlus 2

The OnePlus 2 is just one step away from getting its Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Oxygen OS 3.0 software and so, ahead of that, its makers have made the build available as sort of a beta. That means this is not the final version, but it gets as nearer to that as it can.

The main aspect about this Oxygen OS 3.0 build is that it cannot be downloaded as an OTA update. You will need to manually flash it onto your OnePlus 2 in order to be able to enjoy it.

This particular software is being soak tested since quite a few days, and it seems ready to enter the public domain now. Since it’s still not a final build, this version of Oxygen OS 3.0 will indeed suffer from hiccups, as has been warned by OnePlus itself.

A neat look at the specs of the OnePlus 2:

– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: Oxygen OS (Android-based)
– Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage (non-expandable)
– CPU: 1.8GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (64-bit)
– Cameras: 13MP OIS rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3300mAh
– Size: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85mm
– Weight: 175gms
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C

Apart from the general additions of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the update also brings with it several Oxygen OS features. These include an improved Camera app, a new wallpaper picker, upgraded Shelf UX, performance improvements, fingerprint reader improvements and more.

Also Read: OnePlus 3 launch date arrives along with leaked specs

The OnePlus 2 was released by the Chinese company in August last year, and had scored 3 out of 5 stars in our review of it. It seems ready to be succeeded by the OnePlus 3 which has been in the rumor mills since quite a long time.

Those who wish to download the near-final build of the Oxygen OS 3.0 update to flash it manually on their OnePlus 2 devices, can hit this link and follow the instructions.

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