OnePlus 2 finds RAW camera support in new OxygenOS update … but no Marshmallow


If there’s one phone component OnePlus devs like to work on, it’s cameras. Just look at the software updates we’ve seen land already this year: back in January the OnePlus X saw the arrival of an OxygenOS update that delivered a new manual camera mode, and then in February we got an update fixing a bug with image corruption. Today we’re turning our attention to the OnePlus 2 instead, as the manufacturer comes out with a new OxygenOS 2.2.1 release, and wouldn’t you know it, but we’ve got some more camera features on board.

Not only does OxygenOS 2.2.1 bring the OnePlus 2 the same image-corruption fixes as that recent OnePlus X update, but it also delivers new support for RAW capture.

And while that RAW camera mode may be the stand-out feature of today’s update, it’s not alone on the changelog, which also promises security patches, Bluetooth and SIM card compatibility tweaks, Romanian language support, and enhancements to roaming performance.

It all sounds pretty good, and the only real problem with today’s update is what it’s not: namely, Marshmallow. Back in the fall, OnePlus promised that the OnePlus 2 would get Marshmallow sometime in Q1, so when news of a March update hit our desk, we were hoping to see it based on Android 6.0. OnePlus still has a few more weeks to make good on its timetable, but we’re starting to wonder if things might be slipping back slightly.

Source: OnePlus

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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