OnePlus 2 gets updated to Oxygen OS 2.1.0, manual camera mode included

OnePlus 2 gets updated to Oxygen OS 2.1.0, manual camera mode included
If you own (or you're planning to buy) a OnePlus 2, you should be happy to find out that an official software update for it is being rolled out over the air starting today. Only a small number of OnePlus 2 owners are getting the update today, but OnePlus says that, if everything goes as planned, a broader rollout will start tomorrow.

As OnePlus itself is mentioning, the new software update is a "sizable" one that's "full of bug fixes and improvements", bringing Oxygen OS to version 2.1.0 (the previously released version was 2.0.2).

The Oxygen OS 2.1.0 update comes with several important photography related enhancements, including manual mode (so you can take better control of how photos are shot), and RAW support for third-party apps. Speaking of third-party apps, the update also fixes unnamed issues that "were causing problems" with some of the most popular ones. Other novelties include Exchange support, a new color balance slider to adjust the screen color tone (from warm to cold), and telephony service improvements.

Earlier this month, when we reviewed the OnePlus 2, we found it less impressive compared to last year's OnePlus One, so any software updates that are making it a better device are more than welcome.


source: OnePlus

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28 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Is that manual mode a fully featured manual mode like the one on G4 or Note 5, or the fake joke manual mode like one on the S6 or Sony's manual mode?

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Since It's Been Introduced Via Update Its Probably The "Joke Version".

3. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

They posted a screenshot on the OP2 forums and looks like: iso, exposure, focus and an icon that looks like a camera diaphragm, since the aperture on smartphones is fixed I'm guessing shutter speed.

16. TyrionLannister unregistered

So nothing for white balance or exposure. That's a shame.

18. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

I said exposure and the phone is already very accurate on the white balance so...

20. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

What you said doesn't change the fact that no exposure mode available is terrible.

24. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

checked, exposure control has always been there.

23. TyrionLannister unregistered

You're saying you don't need white balance control as the phone has it reasonably well. I disagree. S6 and g4 have a much better auto mode compared to 1+2 but many a times I benefit a lot from changing the exposure metering (spot, centred or uniform) or white balance manually. There are some conditions in which even DSLRs miss white balance in artificial light, let alone smartphones. That's why a DSLR has manual mode. Because no matter how good a camera is, the auto mode can never be better than human eye.

25. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

Checked, exposure control has always been there, white balance I'm not sure, all I said is that from the icons shown there it doesn't looks like so, don't get salty...

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

We need a better PR team for Android. Headline should read Oneplus 2 gets first major update 11 months before iOS devices get their first major update. Can't let the isheep get away with their PR spinning and not cone back with their own.

7. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

It would be a shame if they didn't, they only have one device running oxygen os...

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

One month after release is still pretty quick. Hey it took 12 months for iOS 9 on the iPhone 6 and they don't have many devices either. If you can spin that bs, you can spin this.

9. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

Think about it, they need to test it on the 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6... the ipads and even then the update comes with lots of bugs...

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The 4s and 5 don't really get it. Don't fall for the iPhone hype. They change a few fonts on iOS 8, claim the hardware is not compatible with some of the new features, and just call it iOS 9. Either way, Android is always harder because you have lollipop, android m combos with touchwiz us 8.0 and sense 7, and every screen size between 2.5 to 13.3. While the isheep only have 4, 4.7, 5.5, 7.9, and 9.7. Anyway you want to spin it, it's cake for Apple and difficult for Android. Which makes this first major update in 1 month a lot more impressive than the Apple pr team spins their basic bare one updates.

5. yesofcourse

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 21, 2015

Do we need an invite for that update too?

6. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

Still waiting for some type of update for the Oneplus One.

26. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

This, I switch to Oxygen when it was released as my hope for fast and frequent updates to Cyanogen didn't pan out but I think this is worse?

27. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

That was my thoughts, I should have stayed with Cyanogen.

28. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Yep and now I don't know how to go back D:

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I got a headline for a filler article for any phonearena editor who needs to hit their quota. Oxygen OS 2.1.0 adoption rate is 90% after 5 days(which means 9 people out of the 10 who bought it updated it)! In comparison it took iOS 9 four days to reach 50%.

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Congratulations!

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Thank you! I have been observing you isheep in your natural habitat for awhile now and I think I am making strides in discovering how you isheep think, sorry, I mean how you isheep don't think.

15. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Too stupid to realize that they have more than one device? Can you tell us if oxygen 2.1.0 is also out for the OPO 1+? We can then talk about adoption rate of this 39MB update.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No I am fully aware of everything unlike you isheep. This wasn't serious. It was just an example of what Apple gets away with while getting nothing but praises for an everyday easy task. But of course you are too stupid to follow. haha

14. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

Why is this not a 3 since 1 + 2 = 3??

17. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Just ordered my OnePlus 2 on Friday, still waiting for it to ship. Wonder if it'll come with this update already installed, or if I'll have to install it once it gets here.

19. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

How did you get an invite?

21. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Craigslist in my area is selling quite a few of these already

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