Android 10 Update Rolling Out for OnePlus 6 and 6T

Nov 2, 2019
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Last month, OnePlus put out a roadmap that shed light on their Android 10 rollout schedule. As expected, the OnePlus 7 was to receive the software first followed by the OnePlus 6T and 6. Shortly after the announcement,  the OnePlus 7 was at the receiving end of Android 10. Its predecessor—the OnePlus 6 and 6T—had to make do with an open beta. The program ended sometime last week and today, a stable Android 10 build is rolling out for the OnePlus 6T. Here's the full changelog according to OnePlus' website:

  • System
    • Upgraded to Android 10
    • Brand new UI design
    • Enhanced location permissions for privacy
    • New customization feature in Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
  • Full-Screen Gestures
    • Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
    • Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
  • Game Space
    • New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
  • Smart display
    • Intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings – Display – Ambient Display – Smart Display)
  • Message
    • Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings – Blocking settings)

The OxygenOS 10 update for the OnePlus 6T weighs in at a hefty 1.8GB and brings forth all the standard Android 10 features along with some OnePlus-specific features such as the company's Game Space feature, the "Contextual display" ambient display feature and the October security patch.

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Like all of OnePlus' OTAs, this is a staged rollout. Not all variants of the OnePlus 6T will get it immediately and you may have to wait for up to a week, depending on where you are. Previously, switching locations to places such as Germany would do the trick. It doesn't work anymore as OnePlus releases the software to a limited number of devices, regardless of location. OnePlus is yet to post the official OTA links, so sideloading isn't an option just yet.

Products mentioned in this post

OnePlus 6T
OnePlus 6T
USD 303.19
OnePlus 7
OnePlus 7
USD 422.4

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