OnePlus has not forgotten its flagships from 2018. The smartphone giant has released two new updates for the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T smartphones which contain some performance updates and bug fixes and makes the devices ready for an Android 10 upgrade in the coming months.
Manu J., the global product operations manager at OnePlus, revealed the update via a forum post at the OnePlus Forums. In the post, the changelog subtly mentions at the end that the new update will “prepare (the device) for later versions.” What they mean by later versions is not mentioned. However, it is almost sure to be Android 10 as the company has already rolled out the open beta updates for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T smartphones in early September and is preparing for the global launch.
The new update also contains bug fixes for the Android 9 software on OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The version numbers for the latest updates are version 9.0.9 for the OnePlus 6 and version 9.0.17 for the OnePlus 6T. The bug fixes include resolving a crashing issue with the screen recorder that comes preinstalled with OxygenOS. Further, the update also re-activates the ability to place calls through the devices after the user performs a network reset.
The update also makes some tweaks to improve the general performance of the device to prepare the smartphones to be compatible with the Android 10 upgrade. The forum post by Manu J. which released the new updates has replies from OnePlus 6 and 6T users who are excited about the Android 10 update and are asking to be enrolled in the beta for Android 10 already.
OnePlus will confirm the Android 10 global launch for OnePlus 6 and 6T at their launch event in London this year. There might also be a mention of the updates at the launch event in India scheduled today. At the event, OnePlus is going to reveal its latest flagship – the OnePlus 7T, as well as its Smart TVs.