OnePlus has begun upgrading its 2018 smartphones OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T with the latest version of its OxygenOS. For the first comes OxygenOS 9.0.4 and, for the second, OxygenOS 9.0.12. Inside, they both bring deep integration with the Google Duo video calling service.
The range of news also brings the security enhancement for each of these smartphones, among other improvements that we will let you know.
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Primarily for the attention given to its users, this Chinese manufacturer continues to strengthen its own interface. Its “mask” for pure Android or stock, currently based on Android Pie 9.0, its latest version.
Have you already upgraded your OnePlus 6 or OnePlus 6T?
Now, both smartphones launched in 2018, in the first and second half of the year respectively, start to be updated. They may even have a distinct version of OxygenOS (looking at the build number), but their list of changes is the same.
First, here is an incremental update. A small step in order to improve the experience of using both mobile devices. As such, the new system software (commonly known as firmware) is being distributed gradually and phased to all units.
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Now sharing a little trick I’ve been using for a few years now, if you want to get updates right away, there’s a good way to do that. As soon as it becomes available, as in the case of this new version, use a VPN. In my case, I used the Windscribe VPN for ease of use.
How to immediately the new OxygenOS?
With VPN installed on your smartphone, choose the region or country of Canada, or Germany. As a rule, these are the first countries to receive the new OnePlus software updates. In this case, I have chosen one of the solutions (points available) in Germany. Immediately, the update notification popped up on my screen.
For OnePlus 6 we have a 143 MB package here so I advise you to download over the Wi-Fi connection, so you’ll avoid sacrificing your data plan. Depending on your connection speed, the download time will vary from a few seconds to a few minutes.
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After the download, installation will be fast. Your smartphone will then be restarted, and after this process your device will be up-to-date. However, what is it that changes with this new version of OxygenOS?
Integration with Google Duo and beyond!
For OnePlus 6T we have optimizations for your screen, for OnePlus 6, no. However, the other points and improvements are shared between both terminals, starting with bug fixes or bugs in your system.
Then we also have the integration of Google Duo in more aspects of OxygenOS. More specifically, you’ll find Google Duo – Google’s app and callback service – in the Messages. In the form of a new icon in the upper right corner when opening a conversation.
Now, immediately to the left of the Phone icon, you will find the Google Duo icon. Pressing the new icon will link to the contact in question via the Duo. This completes the deep and well-known integration between the Google service and the UI of OnePlus.
Finally, we also have the security patch dated January 1, 2019, even though Google has already released the February patch.