Through a post on the company’s official forums on Tuesday, the head of mobile products at OnePlus, Helen, announced the rollout of the second OTA update for OxygenOS 2.0. The OxygenOS 2.0 ROM, which is the stock operating system on the OnePlus 2, is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and received its first OTA update last month, which included a security patch for the Stagefright security exploit, along with a few bug fixes. As for the current incoming update this time around, the post mentions that Oxygen OS 2.0.2 is a minor incremental update and comes with a fairly simple changelog, which lists “improvements to fingerprint recognition accuracy, resolves a bug that could cause volume to be muted unexpectedly, stability improvements to the front facing camera and camera preview UX improvements”. So not exactly a critical, earth shattering update, but you wouldn’t expect anything more from a minor version update anyways. The post however does mention that a 2.1 update is scheduled to land sometime in mid-September, which will bring some “more significant improvements”.
The OnePlus 2 already received an update last week as mentioned already, and this is the second such update incoming for the device. The company says that the update rollout will start on Tuesday, but it might take a few days to roll out to every single user worldwide. Meanwhile, all OnePlus users here would do well to recognize that this update is strictly for devices already on OxygenOS 2.0, meaning only the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus One is currently only on OxygenOS 1.0.2, and there is no ETA for version 2.0 to rollout to the company’s first generation flagship. Last month however, OnePlus rolled out a Stagefright patch for the OnePlus One, which took the smartphone’s OxygenOS version number to 1.0.2. It’s worth remembering the device had actually launched with Cyanogen OS, but after an acrimonious fallout between OnePlus and Cyanogen late last year, OnePlus launched its own Android-based ROM called Oxygen OS.
The OnePlus 2, which will be the sole beneficiary of the new update, is the company’s second-generation flagship smartphone, and features a 5.5-inch 1080p display. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 SoC (v2.1), which comes with an embedded octa-core 64-bit CPU clocked at a maximum of 1.8 GHz, along with an Adreno 430 GPU. The device comes with a choice of either 3 GB RAM + 16 GB ROM or 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM, and runs the company’s proprietary Oxygen OS 2.0, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, as already mentioned earlier. The smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera, and carries a 3,300 mAh Li-Po battery. The smartphone also happens to be one of the first mainstream smartphones to support microUSB 2.0 Type-C connectivity.