OnePlus 6 gets another slice of Pie with latest Open Beta 2 update

While rumors of an upcoming OnePlus 6T begin to swirl around, it’s important to remember that the OnePlus 6 only launched back in May and is still one of the best value for money smartphones around. OnePlus participated in the Android Pie Developer Preview program with the handset maker announcing the availability of its first Open Beta firmware for the phone last week. Just a few days later, OnePlus has released OxygenOS Open Beta 2 (Pie) for the OnePlus 6 that brings Wi-Fi, camera, power consumption, and more improvements.  We’ve got the changelog for you just after the break. 

The Open Beta 2 firmware is rolling out via OTA; if you haven’t received the update notification it should be available when you open up Settings, System, and tap on System Update. If you just can’t wait, you can also flash the Open Beta 2 firmware manually by downloading from here, just be warned that this will perform a full wipe of your phone’s data.

The Open Beta 2 changelog runs as follows:

System

  • Improved stability for Wi-Fi connection
  • Optimized background power consumption control
  • Optimization for the pocket mode to reduce accidental touches

Launcher

  • Optimized multi-tasking UI

Camera

  • Optimized image quality for the front camera

Known issues

  • Third-Party Apps – Some applications may not function as expected when running on this beta version
  • Google Pay  service is not running

Google Pay doesn’t run due to the firmware failing SafetyNet certification, which also means that apps such as Pokémon Go are also affected. If this is important to you, it may be advisable to wait for the next build, which at the rate OnePlus is pushing them out, should be sooner rather than later.

Let us know in the comments below if you find any more bugs or issues with the Open Beta 2 for the OnePlus 6.

Source: OnePlus

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).