OnePlus One gets the Marshmallow update

OnePlus’s co-founder, Carl Pei, previously announced that the OnePlus One will soon get the Android Marshmallow update and that the release was in the final testing stages. Well, apparently, Mr Pei wasn’t joking about the ‘soon’ part as the company just officially starting rolling out the upgrade for their first smartphone to hit the market – OnePlus One.

In addition to that, Cyanogen is also set to release the CM 13.0 (internal designation: ZNH0EAS26M) for the OnePlus One.


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OnePlus One was released back in 2014 and was promoted as the Flagship killer by the company. At that time, the smartphone came out of the box with pre-installled Android KitKat v4.4.2. OnePlus One sports a 5.5 inch 1080 x 1920 pixel display and hosts the Snapdragon 810 SoC under the hood. Other features included 3GB of RAM, 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel selfie shooter, 16GB and 64GB of storage option. The 162 gram handset is 8.9 mm thick but still packs 3,100 mAh battery to provide the juice.

As you guys already know, Marshmallow features many change from its predecessor. Some of the major changes are described ahead. Firstly, Doze – this feature simply puts the smartphone into a ‘deeper sleep’ when it hasn’t been used for a prolonged period of time. As a result, the battery life of the smartphone is drastically increased. Moving on the next big change: Now on Tap – Marshmallow can predict your needs by a simple long press on the home button that provides quick access to learn more about the hang out spot or how to get there. You can use this feature to search for restaurants and even the type of food it serves. Last but not the least, the all new app drawer – as suggested by the heading, Marshmallow comes with a completely redesigned app drawer. Main improvements include the app search mechanism. You can scroll around with alphabet scrolling and can pin you favorite apps on the top to gain easy and fast access.

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