OnePlus X OxygenOS update incoming – but not the one you want

This year has already brought OnePlus X users no shortage of updates: from bug fixes, to new features, we’ve seen manufacturer come through with new OxygenOS updates time and time again. And while that level of support has been great to see, so far OnePlus has yet to come through with the big one: Android Marshmallow in the form of OxygenOS 3.0. Users of the OnePlus 2 at least have the option to install an early 3.0 public beta, but OnePlus has been markedly silent about its latest plans for the update on the OnePlus X, not even giving us a broad ETA. Today we catch word about a new OxygenOS update for the OnePlus X, and while we wish we finally had good news about Marshmallow to share, you’re going to have to settle for another incremental Lollipop release, as distribution of OxygenOS 2.2.1 gets underway.

In all fairness, an update is an update, and this one does deliver some worthwhile improvements. Those include data roaming and app drawer fixes, resolving a microphone issue with Hangouts, and the latest batch of security patches. Along with all the named changes, OnePlus also says we can expect some general bug fixes and code optimizations.

All good stuff, we know – but still not Marshmallow. And still not a hint of when Marshmallow is due. Patience will ultimately see us through to OxygenOS 3.0’s eventual release, but it’s been hard to come by without even a hint at where progress stands.

OxygenOS 2.2.1 for the OnePlus X is rolling out now, and OnePlus says it will do its best to see that the update gets “everyone covered as soon as possible.”

Source: OnePlus
Via: XDA

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