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OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T now receiving stable Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 update

Highlights

  • OnePlus is rolling out the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 update to OnePlus 6 series
  • It is currently being released to a limited number of users with wider rollout expected in the coming days
  • OnePlus 6 users can expect significant updates and new features on their devices

OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T are now receiving OxygenOS 11 based on the latest Android 11. The brand announced the software upgrade news on its official community forum. Both devices were launched back in 2018 and are now nearly three years old.

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The OnePlus 6 shipped with Android 8.1 out of the box while the OnePlus 6T was loaded with Android 9. The latest Android 11 update is being rolled out in a phased manner to ensure that there are no critical bugs. A wider release is expected in the coming days. 

OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T receiving stable Android 11 update

OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T was launched way back in 2018

The latest Android 11 update is based on OnePlus’s proprietary OxygenOS 11. It brings in lots of new features and improvements. The update is being rolled out via OTA to limited users and is 2009MB in size. You can search for the Android 11 update by going to Settings > System > System Updates.

As per the system changelog, the latest update is a significant jump from the previous Android version to the current one. OxygenOS 11 offers a fresh UI design with various optimisations. It introduces a new Insight Clock face for Ambient Display and a Dark Mode Quick Settings shortcut. There is also a new shelf design with an updated animations effect for the weather widget. 

OxygenOS 11 also updates the camera UI and optimises some functions for a more convenient operation. The latest software version packs a host of improvements to Game Space including a quick reply feature in a small window for Instagram, WhatsApp, and Telegram. 

OnePlus cautions that the upgrade process might take a little longer since it is a big update with multiple new features. The brand also added that downloading the update build with VPN won’t work as the rollout is pushed out to random users and to a limited number of devices. 

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