OnePlus 6 has become the first smartphone from the Chinese phone manufacturer to receive the final stable build of Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie version. To recall, Android 9.0 Pie first rolled out to the flagship handset earlier this month with OxygenOS Open Beta 1, and subsequently with Open Beta 2. Prior to the open betas, the handset was part of the Android P Beta programme and received several Android P Developer Preview builds. The stable Android 9.0 update comes in the form of OxygenOS 9.0 and brings new features like a refreshed Do Not Disturb mode, gaming mode, and accent color customizations. OnePlus has stated that Android Pie will soon be rolled out to the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T.
The file size of the OxygenOS 9.0 update on OnePlus 6 is about 1521MB, although it may differ on certain units. Changelog of the update, as posted on OnePlus forums, includes an upgrade to Android Pie, a new Do Not Disturb (DND) mode that comes with certain adjustable settings, a new Gaming mode 3.0 with a text notification mode and notification for third-party calls, and support for accent color customization.
there are some new adjustable settings that are available for the trademark alert slider on the OnePlus 6. The Chinese smartphone maker has also introduced Gaming Mode 3.0 which allows notifications for text messages and 3rd party calls. OnePlus also brings in the security patch for September with the Android Pie update.
For users running the Open Beta builds, moving back to the official build will require a full install and a clean data and cache wipe. Users on the previous stable build will get a notification when their update is ready; they can also go into Settings > System Updates > Check for updates to keep a tab.
The new update includes the upgraded gesture navigations introduced by Google at its developer conference Google I/O. There is also a new adaptive battery feature which basically analyses your usage of apps and prevents them from draining the battery when you’re not likely to be using it.