OnePlus 6, the flagship smartphone of the year from the Chinese manufacturer, has now received the latest Android 9.0 Pie through OxygenOS Open Beta programme.
The Android Pie update comes with the new user interface, navigation gestures, and some new features and system customizations. The update also comes with support for accent color customization, new Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings, and a new Gaming Mode 3.0.
However, the company has warned that some applications may not function as expected when running on this new beta version. It also added that Google Pay service is not working and the Google Play Store might show “Device is not Certified by Google” warning.
If you wish to update to the Android Pie Beta version on OnePlus 6 and running the stable build of OxygenOS, go to this link and download the ROM upgrade package. Once downloaded, copy the file to the mobile phone storage. Then go to Settings -> system updates -> top right corner icon -> local upgrade -> click on the installation package -> immediately upgrade -> system upgrade to 100%. After that, select Reboot system now.
If you are running the Developer Preview version of the OxygenOS or want to downgrade from Android Pie beta version to MP version, go the source link for instructions.
As the Android Pie Beta is now available for OnePlus, we are speculating that the stable build is not too far. After the OnePlus 6, the latest Android 9.0 Pie update will also roll out to other OnePlus phones, including OnePlus 5 and 5T, and the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
The Android 9.0 Pie, which was available in beta phase since March this year, comes with a number of improvements, including new personalization features, battery-saving optimizations, and tools that help tracking time users spend on the phone.
The new Android version also addresses the latest trends in smartphone designs with revamped navigational controls. It introduces a new gesture-based navigation system. There are also a number of other gesture-based shortcuts. It is also said to be the most personalized version of Android yet.