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OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro starting to receive Oxygen OS with May patch

Update: May 7, 2021 (02:54 PM ET): As usual, updates for the latest OnePlus phones are coming fast and furious. Today, the new OnePlus 9 update lands as Oxygen OS It carries along with it the May 2021 Android security patch along with some notable fixes and tweaks. See the changelog below:

  • System
    • Improved charging performance
    • Fixed the small probability lagging issue of keyboard
    • Fixed known issues and improved system stability
    • Updated Android security patch to 2021.05
  • Camera
    • Improved the HDR effect in some shooting scenes
    • Improved the white balance performance of the rear camera
  • Network
    • Improved the stability of network
  • Communication
    • Improved the performance of Wi-Fi connection

As always, this update will be rolled out via OTA incrementally. Don’t be too concerned if you haven’t yet received it. To check if an update is available, head to Settings > System > System updates on your device.

Welcome to the OnePlus 9 series updates hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Android updates for the trio, including past and upcoming software versions.

Like previous iterations of the firm’s flagships, the OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and 9R run on Oxygen OS, OnePlus’ Android skin. Oxygen OS is known for its relatively quick update delivery and long support, so be sure to bookmark this page and revisit often.

OnePlus 9 Pro

The OnePlus 9 Pro reaches the market with a refreshed design, a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 processor, and a new Hasselblad camera partnership for improved imaging.

OnePlus 9 Value for money

The OnePlus 9 builds on generations of solid performance with an improved camera setup, wireless charging, and an assortment of other high-end technologies. It’s not a cheap phone but still represents value for money.

OnePlus 9 series updates

  • Current stable version: Android 11
  • When will the OnePlus 9 get Android 12? October 2021 (Estimated)

The OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R were announced on March 23, 2021. While the 9 and the 9 Pro will be available in global markets, the 9R is limited to India for now. We expect to see at least two major Android updates arrive on these models — Android 12 later this year, and Android 13 following in 2022.

Read more: OnePlus 9 vs 9 Pro vs 9R: Which is right for you?

Days after the phone launched, OnePlus pushed a day-one update to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Dubbed Oxygen OS for Indian variants and for global and European models, the update should be available to those who have preordered the devices. It’s clear OnePlus wants to give those who purchase the phone in week one a more refined experience.

Oxygen OS landed as the second update to the OnePlus 9 series on April 1. The update brought numerous improvements to the phones’ camera systems, a tweak to dark mode, and additional system improvements. The March 2021 Android security patch was also included.

The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro gained Oxygen OS on April 6. The third rapid-fire update touched on both phones’ system power consumption, and made improvements to the camera and network.

Not long after, on April 19, Oxygen OS rolled out. This brought the April 2021 security patch along with a few fixes, most notably a handful of camera improvements.

Let us know which OnePlus 9 update you’re rocking in the comments, and if you’ve spotted an update we’ve missed, tip us!

Are you looking for another device update? Head to our general Android 11 update tracker at the link.

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