OnePlus has announced that a new update is rolling out to the OnePlus 6 and 6T. This update is the same for both devices, but it comes with a different version number. In the OnePlus 6's case, it's called OxygenOS 9.0.15, while the OnePlus 6T is receiving OxygenOS 9.0.7.
Other than the OxygenOS version, the two updates are completely identical. The changelog is not that long, but this update does bring one major feature to both phones, plus some additional stuff.
The main addition this time around is a screen recorder. This feature came pre-installed on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, while the OnePlus 6 and 6T can now enjoy it as well. This is essentially OnePlus' very own screen recorder which is now baked into OxygenOS, and it works really well on the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. In order to access it, you'll need to open the phone's Settings, navigate to "Quick Settings" and hit the "Screen Recorder" option.
In addition to that, this OxygenOS update also updates Android security patch on both devices, we're looking at a June 2019 security update this time around. The company has also improved screen rotation on both phones, and a Denmark-specific change has also been made, the two phones now support VoLTE/WoWiFi for Telia Denmark.
As is the case when it comes to OxygenOS updates, this update will be rolled out gradually to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. It is rolling out to a small number of users at first, and in a couple of days, the company will roll it out to everyone, so everyone should get it within a week. There is a good reason why OnePlus is doing it this way, just in case there are some leftover bugs or something of the sort.
Your phone will notify you once the update is ready for your device, and you can always manually check via settings. There is a way that you can force the update to arrive to your phone straight away but it requires you to use a VPN, so if you're comfortable with that, the procedure is actually quite simple. If you'd like to know more, click here.
The OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T had already received some OnePlus 7 series features, and more will be coming in the future it seems. OnePlus had announced that the OnePlus 6 series will receive all software features from the OnePlus 7 series, except those that are tied to the phone's hardware, of course. Those are great news for older OnePlus devices.
Those features will not be limited to the OnePlus 6 series, the OnePlus 5 series will also get them. The OnePlus 6 and 6T were introduced last year, and they're still quite compelling devices, while many people still use them, so it's always nice to see that they're still getting proper software support from the company.
The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro were introduced in May this year, and this is the first time that OnePlus introduced two flagship-grade smartphones at the same time, though the OnePlus 7 Pro is the more powerful of the two, of course.