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OnePlus is seeding the OxygenOS 3.1.0 OTA build to users  IBTimes UK

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has started rolling out the OxygenOS 3.1.0 for the OnePlus 2. This is the first OxygenOS 3.1.0 over-the-air (OTA) build being seeded to any OnePlus device.

The rolling out of the latest update comes a day after the company announced that it will be merging the OxygenOS and HydrogenOS into a unified OS. It is not known at this point whether the update incorporates changes made from the merged OS or has only those changes pertaining to OxygenOS.

The changes in the latest update are listed as below:

  • Some notification issues have been fixed
  • Improved Doze Mode performance
  • Added media sound toggle for alert slider
  • Addressed alert slider/silent mode issue
  • The August security patch for Android has come through
  • Implemented Quadrooter patch
  • General bug fixes

The biggest fix in the update is the patch issued for Quadrooter problem. 'Quadrooter' is a group of four vulnerabilities affecting specific Android devices leveraging the Qualcomm chipset and associated driver code.

The update does not yet bring compatibility for voice over LTE ( VoLTE). VoLTE compatibility allows users to make calls over a 4G LTE network, rather than the 2G or 3G connections which are usually used.

OnePlus has always been criticised for its slow OS updates and the latest update which brings the Android security patch for August in the month of September shows the delay. Hopefully with the merging of the two operating systems, OnePlus will be able to roll out software updates and fixes much sooner.