The OnePlus 2 is OnePlus’ 2015 flagship, and while some may say that it erred in some ways, it is still largely thought of as a great device. It was quite popular at launch, and still is. With the phone being as young as it is, support requirements practically dictate that it will eventually see Android 7.0 Nougat. For the time being, though, users will have to make do with incremental updates to the phone’s operating system, the latest of which comes today in the form of an update to OxygenOS. The update in question brings a number of small patches and fixes, the most important of which is the updating of the phone’s security patch to the August update. This defeats a number of exploits that would otherwise leave a user vulnerable to hackers, and comes with a patch for the infamous Quadrooter exploit.
The update, still based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, will bring OxygenOS users up to speed on version 3.1.0. The update’s headline feature may be safety from many of the new exploits hitting the black market, but the newest version of OxygenOS has a few more tricks up its sleeve that should be enough to placate users until the official Nougat update rolls around. On top of a few “general bug fixes”, users will find that the issue with the alert slider and silent mode has been fixed, and the alert slider can now toggle whether the media volume is muted, as well as its normal function of toggling the ring and notification volume. Some issues with notifications that users had been complaining about are now fixed, and the performance of Doze mode has been improved a bit, lending users a bit more battery life when not using the device.
The update brings a few new features and fixes, and should keep OnePlus 2 owners happy enough with their phones’ functionalities and features for now. According to the post about the update on OnePlus’ official forums, the rollout will be incremental, but no timeline was given for when it is expected to be complete. Owners of the Snapdragon 810-packing “flagship killer” should thus keep an eye on their notification area to catch the newest update as it rolls on down the pipeline.