It’s still a race for OEMs to catch up with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Fortunately, OnePlus One may be catching up as the update is reportedly in the final testing stage.
It has been several months since Google launched is Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. However, it is taking a while for OEMs to catch up. Nonetheless, companies continue to update their users about the rollout. For instance, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced on Twitter the good news:
Marshmallow for the One is in the final testing stage. Can't give ETA as it depends on other parties, but should be very soon.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) April 6, 2016
While executive cannot guarantee the exact date, this should be good news for users. The device was released two years ago and in smartphone terms, it is falling behind the date. The rollout should signal that OnePlus is still trying to keep its phones updated, even the older ones. Users will need to tune in for additional news on the exact date. Since the final testing stage is already happening, then it should just be a matter of time.
OnePlus is also working on the release of the update to other users while other options are also available. According to Android Headlines, the Marshmallow version of OxygenOS, version 3.0, can already be accessed via “community build” for owners. Although the firmware is the test version and not the final iteration of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for OnePlus 2, many assume that once the testing phase is done successfully with no major issues then the update rollout should not suffer.
As with other Android updates, some users may experience early or delayed access depending on the region and the network. It is best to clarify things with regional units and carriers. Likewise, users are also advised that upon updating to available test firmware or custom ROMs, data should be backed up. Incorrect installation can lead to bricked phones and lost data.