The two 5.5-inch flagship phones from OnePlus, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were launched not so long ago with the Android Marshmallow Version 6.0.1 with the in-house Oxygen OSâ€™ version 4.1.5 skin over it as the UI.
The phones have already received the updates to Android Nougat. However, the company has now taken the decision to withdraw its OS Oxygen version 4.1.5 and introduce the latest version 4.1.6 on these two phones. This change along with the main OS Android N Version 7.1.1 is now being made available to all users of the phones through an over-the-air (OTA) update.
It appears the company has brought in a number of changes and improvements to the Oxygen OS in the new version. These are summed up as below.
The new version carries additional push notifications that will keep the customer updated on the company, OnePlus and its products.
Some of the updates that have been incorporated include the Android Security Patch brought up to May 2017 level and also in terms of network settings; but this will be service provider specific. A new icon has also been added for indication if there is no internet available on a Wi-Fi connection.
OnePlus has also taken steps to eliminate particular bugs which they might have received as feedback from the customers. These include the VoLTE connectivity related issues some Jio Customers were facing. There were also some storage issues with regard to 3rd party file managers. Android Auto connectivity issues have also been resolved.
In addition to these updates and bug fixes, the Oxygen 4.1.6 version also brings about certain optimizations in the functionality of the phones. These include the battery power optimization and improvements to the proximity sensor and camera low light focus and so on.
OnePlus claims it has improved the phonesâ€™ stability through the new version update on its OS.
If you own a OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T, donâ€™t get worried if you have not received the OTA updates. The company is implementing it in stages and will keep doing it over a period. The rollout is expected to begin in a few daysâ€™ time.