OnePlus 2 OxygenOS 2.2.1 update brings RAW photo support, but no Marshmallow

OnePlus 2 OxygenOS 2.2.1 update brings RAW photo support, but no Marshmallow
OnePlus 2 owners are in the process of being treated to version 2.2.1 of OxygenOS, the young smartphone maker's customized Android implementation. 

Although we're looking at an update largely designed to fix bugs that got introduced with previous versions of OxygenOS, the manufacturer has also baked in a rather significant camera feature, namely RAW photography support.

Smartphone photography enthusiasts already know the advantages of RAW photo support, but what you should know about the RAW standard is that it serves a full representation of the image captured by the camera sensor (hence its name). Other formats compress the image to make it smaller. 

RAW is a very good choice if you plan to edit your photos using specialized software since you won't have to deal with any compression-generated noise.

Aside from bringing RAW photo support to the OnePlus 2, OxygenOS 2.2.1 also patches bugs related to roaming, Bluetooth and Ultra SIM compatibility, and image corruption. Furthermore, the new version of the OS also patches some known security bugs.

Through a couple of software updates (this one and the previous OxygenOS 2.2.0 update), the OnePlus 2 camera received a manual mode and support for RAW photography, two very important features for photography enthusiasts.

It's always nice to see smartphone makers introducing new features through software updates. As such, we can only applaud OnePlus for bringing RAW photography support to its second-gen flagship killer, although an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow would have been more important for OnePlus 2 owners. The manufacturer previously said that OnePlus 2 owners should expect a Marshmallow update by the end of Q1 2016, which ends in 27 days.


What do you guys think of the OnePlus 2's newfound ability to capture RAW photos? Is it something that you're going to use, or are you more interested in getting a slice of Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

source: OnePlus

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7 Comments

2. Elfmonster unregistered

Marshmallow is OK at 6.0 (stuttery etc) but 6.0.1 is quite good. We need a name for it, like, Marshmallow Plus.

3. cozze02

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I hated my oneplus 2 Never again!

7. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Care to elaborate?

4. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

When is the one plus one gonna get marshmallow ?

5. abhishekvashishth

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

They said in December. Lol I mean they promised :D

6. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

They promise a lot of things.

8. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

I've had the OPO for a while then decided to get rid of it. Battery life was quite unimpressive to say the least using dual-sim, it was heavy, the screen was not that great, and the OS lacked the performance it should have had (some stuttering, slow loading apps, etc). A bit of a disappointment really...

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