OnePlus kicks off stable Android Pie rollout for OnePlus 6 (Updated)

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Update #2, September 21, 2018 (10:50AM ET): OnePlus has published a blog post detailing today’s rollout of the Android Pie-based OxygenOS 9.0 for the OnePlus 6.

The post, which includes the official changelog, notes that the arrival of Android Pie will spark a slight change in how the Chinese brand names its OS updates.

From now on, OxygenOS version numbers will match the Android version number. This starts with OxygenOS 9.0, which matches Android 9.0 Pie. Nice and simple!

OnePlus also confirms again the OTA will be a staged rollout. “The OTA will be received by a limited number of users today and will have a broader rollout in a few days after making sure there are no critical bugs,” reads the post.

If you have a OnePlus 6 your best bet is to manually check for the update by hitting Settings > System Updates > Check for updates.

If you’ve received the OTA update be sure to let us know in the comments!

Update, September 21, 2018 (10:41AM ET): OnePlus has confirmed to Android Authority that a stable version of Android 9.0 Pie is now rolling out over-the-air to OnePlus 6 users in select regions.

A spokesperson for OnePlus described the launch as a globally phased rollout, indicating that only users in certain countries will be getting the update today, with more regions expected to follow shortly.

So far the only officially confirmed country to receive the update is Germany, although judging from social media and the comments on this very post it appears as though other European countries, India, and Canada are also included in the initial phase.

You can see the changelog below (thanks to Android Authority reader Antonio Guerreiro for sharing!):

OnePlus 6 changelog

Original article, September 21, 2018 (09:55AM ET): The beta version of Android Pie has been available on the OnePlus 6 for a while now, but it looks like the Chinese brand is finally ready to launch the finished product.

According to a press release sent by OnePlus’s German PR agency, the firm is now rolling out Android Pie to the OnePlus 6. The agency also lists a few features enabled by the update, such as gesture navigation, an upgraded “do not disturb” mode with customizable settings, and a new “gaming mode 3.0.”

The agency hasn’t clarified any other release details, such as countries receiving the update and associated timelines. We haven’t seen any confirmation from OnePlus on social media, either, so this could potentially be a German rollout only.

Either that or someone jumped the gun on the press release. German tech media has picked up the news but we’ve yet to see any evidence that any users have actually received the update.

In any event, the OnePlus 6 won’t be the only OnePlus device to receive Android Pie. The manufacturer has previously confirmed that the update is also coming to the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 3.

OnePlus isn’t the first OEM to deliver the update either, as the Essential Phone received Pie on the day the update was launched. The update has also made its way to Google’s Pixel and Pixel 2 series, of course.

We’ve contacted OnePlus to get some clarity on the situation, and will update the article if/when we receive a response.

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via Android Authority

September 21, 2018 at 07:00AM