The OnePlus team has begun rolling out an OTA update to the OnePlus 3 that brings a sizable number of improvements to the device. OxygenOS 3.2.2 is being rolled out to users in phases as the company continues to tweak and improve their homebrew version of Android Marshmallow for the flagship phone. One of the big changes is the improvement of notification management in Doze, the battery saving feature of Marshmallow while your phone is unplugged and idle. Another big improvement is the alert slide/silent mode issue where some users were accidentally turning on their phones while dropping it into their pockets. This, appears at least, to have been fixed with this update.
Yesterday I posted the stock wallpaper for the OnePlus 3 and based on traffic, a lot of you have enjoyed it. I’ve not collected all of the stock wallpapers that come on the device and have them here for you to download. In all, there are 5 wallpapers with the OP3 including the stock wallpaper with the “Never Settle” branding. All five of the wallpapers are posted after the break so if you want to get them, continue on. All of these wallpapers were created by Hampus Olsson who was also the creator of the wallpapers for the OnePlus 2. The work is beautiful in my view and I thought the same of the ones for the OP2. Those wallpapers, by-the-way, you can find on the Wallpaper Page.
As everyone knows by now, the OnePlus 3 was launched today by OnePlus. You can get all the specs on this year’s “Flagship Killer” from the company from this post I made earlier. As with any new phone however, the real treat for many is getting the stock wallpaper. Now you can do that right here. After the break you will find the stock or default wallpaper for the OnePlus 3 available for you to download and put on your own device. It is beautiful wallpaper in my opinion that is colorful and artistic.
After several months of beta testing, the OnePlus team has finally released their Android Marshmallow based OxygenOS 3.0.2 build. Based on the forum post made by the OnePlus team, the OTA update is just now rolling out and it will be done incrementally so it could be up to 48 hours before your OP2 sees the update hit it. Once it does, you will have a Marshmallow 6.0.2 base along with all the goodies that come with it and the ones that OnePlus has baked into OxygenOS.
As I posted yesterday, OnePlus plans to launch their next flagship device, the OnePlus 3, on June 15th. Perhaps the better news for OnePlus fans is the fact that, for the first time, you won’t need an invite to purchase the company’s new phone the day it goes on sale. That’s right, the invites are gone!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with what I’m referring to, let me give you some background. With the launch of the original OnePlus One, the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X, the company required that you have an invite to purchase the phone. An invite was acquired by requesting one from the company and later by contributing to their forums, you could move up in queue. The idea for OnePlus was to allow them to see a reasonable representation of demand for the device so they could keep manufacturing overhead (extra inventory down) under control. It was a great concept for the company, but one that pretty much failed from a customer experience perspective.
The wait for the latest flagship from OnePlus is only 15 days away. The company announced on the Weibo site that the OnePlus 3 will launch on June 15th at 10AM local time in an online VR experience. OnePlus has made a name for itself with its “flagship killer” devices in the past, the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2, and based on the rumors of what is expected to be in the 3, they will likely continue that killer stance. Based on the TENAA report on the device, it should have a Snapdragon 820 SoC processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of Storage and a 5.5″ Full HD Display.
As has become the standard operating procedure for OEMs when they are about to release a new phone, OnePlus has dropped the price on both the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X on their site. The OnePlus 3, the manufactures next “flagship killer” is expected to be launched next month which means you can pick up a great deal on either of these phones from 2015. Right now the OnePlus 2 is available in Sandstone finish, has 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and a 13MP rear camera for $299. The 2 has a 5.5″ display and is powered by OnePlus’ own version of Android, OxygenOS. Right now it is still based on Android Lollipop but the Marshmallow update is in final beta testing and should be released soon.