Today, OnePlus has announced via its official support forums that a new OxygenOS 10.5.9 update is rolling out for the OnePlus Nord. Notably, it brings Game Space and October 2020 security patch.
We all know how OnePlus managed to create a name of its own in the smartphone market in the software update category. In fact, it is one of the brands that are reliable and pushes timely updates for their smartphones.
However, it was a bit late in rolling the September 2020 security update for the OnePlus Nord. For the unaware, the September security patch arrived right at the beginning of this month.
Good thing is that the October security update didn't take much time and is arriving just a few days before the beginning of November month.
Moreover, the update is pretty beefy and packs some new features like Game Space, quick reply feature, mis-touch prevention feature, etc.
Along with all the new features, the update also improves system stability and general bug fixes, improves Bluetooth connection stability and network stability.
Note that the update is based on Android 10. OnePlus Nord is expected to get updated to Android 11 somewhere between late 2020 and early 2021.
OxygenOS 10.5.9 for OnePlus Nord adds a new gaming tools box within Game Space
Talk about in-depth about the most important feature of the OxygenOS 10.5.9 update for OnePlus Nord, is the addition of a new gaming tools box under the Game Space.
Users can make use of this gaming tools box to choose three ways of notifications. And they are text only, heads up, or block the text message notifications for an immersive gaming experience.
Additionally, the quick reply feature also now extends to WhatsApp. You can make use of it by swiping down from the upper right/left corners in the gaming mode. In this way, you do not have to leave the game to reply to a chat.
Besides, another one of the nifty features this new OxygenOS 10.5.9 update for OnePlus Nord brings is the mis-touch prevention feature.
All in all the update packs some really decent amount of new features for the OnePlus Nord. OnePlus Nord is the company's first product in the mid-range segment.
The OxygenOS 10.5.9 update is seeding for OnePlus Nord users via OTA. So, it will take some time before it arrives in all the units and in every region.
If you wish to check for the update manually on your phone, then you can head over to Settings >> System >> System Updates. If there is a new update available, then it will prompt you to download it.