Following the launch of the new OnePlus 6T, OnePlus has started rolling out an update for its predecessor – the OnePlus 6 – bringing some of the new software features introduced with the OnePlus 6T to the legacy device. According to a recent post on the OnePlus Forums, the update (version 9.0.2) is now rolling out to all OnePlus 6 users in a phased fashion and is expected to reach all users over the next couple of days.
As part of the update, OnePlus is pushing the following changes to the OnePlus 6:
- Brand new navigation gestures
- Improved UI for About phone
- Optimized standby power consumption
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.11
- Added support to launch Google Assistant or other third party assistant app by holding the power button for 0.5 seconds
- General bug fixes and improvements
- Added Nightscape
- Added Studio Lighting to enhance face contour
The company claims that the OTA update rollout will only be received by a limited number of users with a broader rollout to follow soon after, in order to ensure there are no critical bugs on the build. Using a VPN to download the update won’t work either as the rollout is not based on regions and is being randomly pushed out to a limited number of devices.
None of the devices in our office have received the update yet, so we haven’t been able to test out the new features on the legacy device. We’ll be testing out the new features as soon as we receive the update, so make sure you stay tuned to our coverage to catch our comparison of the Nightscape and Studio Lighting feature on the OnePlus 6 with the OnePlus 6T.
Until then, you can check out our coverage of the OnePlus 6T and all of the new features that were introduced with the latest OnePlus device.