OnePlus 6 gets Android 9 Pie starting today

OnePlus 6 gets Android 9 Pie starting today
The Android 9 Pie software update for the OnePlus 6 rolls out starting today and this makes the phone one of the first flagship Android phones to receive the big update. To put things into perspective, it's been just a month and a half since the Android Pie update rolled out to Google Pixel phones, which is unprecedented quickness in the world of Android updates that often take anywhere from 3-4 months, and often half a year or more.

Android 9 Pie brings a bunch of improvements to the OnePlus 6. Here is a full changelog, right below:

Changelog
  • Updated system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
  • Brand new UI for Android Pie
  • New adaptive battery support
  • New Android Pie gesture navigation
  • Updated Android security patch to 2018.9
Other new features and system improvements
  • Do Not Disturb mode
  • New Do Not Disturb (DND) mode with adjustable settings
  • New Gaming mode 3.0
  • Added text notification mode
  • Added notification for 3rd party calls
  • Accent color
  • Supported accent color customization

The biggest feature that you will notice from the get go is the new gesture navigation with the pill shaped Pixel-like button at the bottom. OnePlus has already had its own take on gesture navigations and this is yet another new navigation method that we have found quite useful.

If you still have not received the Android 9 Pie update for your OnePlus 6, do not worry: this will be a staged roll-out and OnePlus starts with a small number of users today with a massive roll-out scheduled for the next few days. Also, try checking manually for updates by going into Settings > scroll all the way down to System Updates. Keep in mind that whether you get the update or not does not depend on your country, as OnePlus has started with a randomized roll-out, so using a VPN will not give you early access.

Have you received the update on your OnePlus 6? How do you like the new gesture navigation options and how does the phone feel after the update?

source: @OnePlus

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6
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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10 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Wow that is quick!! Treble at work.

3. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

It's quick indeed, 45 days after the official release of Android 9. Android 8 took them 3 months or so.

2. unmaskedfalesh

Posts: 29; Member since: May 18, 2014

really? are not you late? It started rolling on 21st September to limited number of users.

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You seem to be new to the world of android. I wanna tell you that Android updates mostly take months to reach compatible phones. Sometimes over an year. But a new feature called Treble is making it easier for developers to provide support of newer firmwares for their devices. This is not an iPhone that will get an update the day Apple releases it.

7. errnope

Posts: 43; Member since: May 23, 2018

He is not talking about the update, they're talking about this website posting an article today (25th) when it has been rolling out since the 21st. The website being late, not the update.

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Oh okay. My bad. But I hope the information was helpful to someone

5. AbhiD

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Who even did this story? Like really? Android Pie 9.0 has been rolling out to OnePlus 6 since 21st September. Is there even a coordination between PA guys? Someone else covered it on 21st itself.

6. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Good job OnePlus! Now make a compact!

9. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Well done OnePlus! Enjoying Android Pie on my OP6 now!!!

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