OnePlus X one step closer to getting Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update


The OnePlus X was launched on the market just one month after Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is one of the reasons the smartphone made it to shelves with Lollipop instead of the newer OS.

However, OnePlus promised the X will eventually receive an upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but it didn't say when exactly it will happen.

Today, the Chinese company released the OxygenOS 3.1.0 community preview, which is based on Google's Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. While this isn't the final version of the highly-anticipated upgrade, at least it puts the OnePlus X one step closer to getting Android M. Along with the Oxygen 3.1.0 community preview announcement, OnePlus also unveiled some of the most important changes the smartphone will receive.

Aside from the obvious visual improvements to the Launcher (new icon packs, Google search bar UI customization and new wallpaper picker), OnePlus also added some Shelf UX enhancements (users can now long press boards to rearrange or remove).

The Settings menu received new app permissions that are Android native, as well as some new Alert Slider settings which should allow for more customization options.

The update also brings two new applications: OnePlus Music Player and OnePlus Gallery. Their names are self-explanatory. Last but not least, OxygenOS 3.1.0 contains the latest August 1 security patches for Android.

And since this isn't the final build, some known issues have yet to be fixed. For example, there are some mobile network stability issues in some regions, and language localization still needs some improvement. Also, you may experience compatibility issues with some third-party applications.

According to OnePlus, those who wish to flash the new OxygenOS 3.1.0 update on their smartphones will have to do a factory reset if using any other recovery or coming from any other ROM. One last piece of advice, if you really want to run this beta build, then you should know that this is a limited program, which means the download link will be disabled once OnePlus has enough members, so hurry up.

source: OnePlus

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