OnePlus 6 gets Open Beta 1 update with Android 9 Pie

By | 3rd September 2018
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OnePlus is kicking the week off in a big way.

OnePlus today unleashed Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 6. This update includes Android 9.0 Pie and some OnePlus customization features, like accent color customization and a new Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings.

Here's OnePlus's full changelog for this Open Beta 1 update:

Update system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™

  • Brand new UI for Android P
  • New Android P gesture navigation
  • Other new features and system improvements

Integrated OnePlus customization features

  • Supported accent color customization
  • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
  • New Gaming Mode 3.0: Added text notification mode, added notification for 3rd party calls

OnePlus does note that there are some known bugs with this update. These include Google Pay not working and some unexpected app behavior. OnePlus also says that you may see a warning that says "Device is not certified by Google" when you're using the Play Store.

If you don't mind living with some bugs, you can load Open Beta 1 onto your OnePlus 6 and get a taste of Android Pie right now. You can find the download and install instructions right here.

There's no word yet on when the official Android 9.0 update for the OnePlus 6 might be released, so this is a way for OP6 owners to get a taste of Pie right now. You'll have to do a bit of work to sideload the update and live with some bugs, but it is an option. Are you going to load OxygenOS Open Beta 1 on your OnePlus 6?