OnePlus 2 Receiving OTA: Will it still suck tho?


Here’s a sneak peak of my OnePlus 2 review: I’m not a huge fan. Aside from the fact that it has no NFC, the battery life has been poor, USB Type-C (not really since it’s still 2.0) is more annoying than useful, and the camera is mediocre. I’m not saying the whole phone is trash, I actually rather like Oxygen OS, but too many things were overlooked in this phone for it be a 2015 Flagship Killer, much less a 2016 Flagship Killer as OnePlus claims. In any event, more on all of that in my full review later this week. The somewhat good news is that the OnePlus 2 is receiving an OTA beginning today that should improve the camera and fix several bugs that caused popular 3rd party apps (like Fenix) to function poorly on the OP2.

The official update number is OxygenOS v2.1.0, and OnePlus lists the official improvements as:

  • We’ve added manual mode for all you photography enthusiasts. Hope this will give you more control for capturing that perfect moment.
  • Raw support is now enabled for 3rd party camera apps that support this format
  • There’s a new color balance slider in Display for adjusting the color tone of your screen. You can now go warmer or cooler as you please.
  • Added Exchange support.
  • We fixed some issues that were causing problems with popular 3rd party apps.
  • Telephony service improvements so you no longer get the lag when you turn on/off airplane mode.

As with most OTAs on Android devices this will be a slow rollout, starting today to a few devices. Most devices should start receiving the update tomorrow and the roll out should finish up at the end of the week. For what it’s worth, I haven’t received the update yet on my OnePlus 2. Once I get the update I’ll definitely let everyone know how it improves my device over on Twitter. Now, if only if this update enabled NFC so I could use Android Pay on this phone…

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"