It looks like the wait is finally over for eager OnePlus fans dying to get their hands on Android Marshmallow. The brand is currently soak testing it for the OnePlus 2, meaning a restricted number of users have begun getting it in order to iron out any kinks before a wide release.
This information comes courtesy an intrepid user who sent screenshots of the new OS to Android Police. There’s no official confirmation on the brand’s side yet. Based on the images, the update will promote the OnePlus 2’s current version to OxygenOS 3.0 which will work on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The upgrade additionally bundles in the March Android security patch.
OnePlus has made some interesting changes to the OnePlus 2’s interface with the shift to Marshmallow. For instance, there’s a new slider to control notification alerts, customization options for the phone’s home screen, a widget Floating Action Button, and a refreshed list of priority settings. Furthermore, consumers will also get to choose from a bunch of new wallpapers.
To recall, OnePlus had promised that both the OnePlus 2 and Cyanogen-based OnePlus One would get the send-up to Marshmallow by Q1 2016. The CyanogenMod community recently released its first Snapshot build of the Marshmallow-running CM13. So the chances of the latter getting the update soon are pretty high right now.
A quick run-down of the specs of the OnePlus 2:
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop-based OxygenOS
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 × 1080 pixels
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– CPU: 64-bit 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810
– Memory: 16GB/64GB, non-expandable
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– Battery: 3300mAh
– Weight: 175g
– Size: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS
CM13 ushers in various changes such as fingerprint protection to secure content and a complete overhaul of the Settings menu, with various options added or removed. We’ll keep you informed as and when OnePlus decides to push Marshmallow into wider release for the OnePlus 2.