OnePlus X Receiving OxygenOS 2.2.1 Update

Getting the update to the latest version of Android can sometimes feel like a guessing game for smartphone owners. This is due to the way in which updates pass down the chain to devices and it is widely understand how the carrier and manufacturer of a smartphone can determine the speed at which an updates arrives. If you are the owner a OnePlus device, then there is a good chance that you were expecting the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update to take its time in arriving. Although these are carrier-free devices, they are ones which have a much smaller development team than some of the other manufacturer smartphones. As a result, it was not too surprising that in spite of OnePlus announcing they will roll out Marshmallow before the end of Q1, it has yet to roll out. Although, the company did release a ‘community build’ which lets owners test run the latest version of OxygenOS, version 3.0. However, this is a feature which is only available to OnePlus 2 owners, with no availability for those who own the newer OnePlus X.

That said, if you do own a OnePlus X then you should know that an update is on its way to your device. While it is not an update to Marshmallow, it is still an update and one which will bring your device up to OxygenOS version 2.2.1. As to be expected with this being an OTA update, it will be one which will be rolling out in phases. So while it is announced as 'on its way', it still could be a couple of days or even a week before you see the update arrive.

In terms of the actual update, there is not a whole lot to talk about as the changelog largely details a number of fixes and improvements to the software. Fixes include one for data leaking while roaming, a microphone mute fix when using Google Hangouts and a fix for when the Google Search bar is hidden and the app drawer fails to open or launch. Besides these fixes, there is an upgrade to GMS 3.0, an upgrade to APN for Tigo support and the usual generic bug fixes, as well as an undefined security patch update. Those interested in reading more about the update can head over to the OnePlus blog through the source link below.

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