China’s OnePlus has started rolling out Android 9 Pie update for OnePlus 5 and 5T smartphones, soon after releasing two beta builds of the OS for the two variants.
The final version called as OxygenOS 9.0.0 is based on Android Pie and supports December security patches too.
"We are very excited to announce that the pie has been baked! And ready to be rolled out for OnePlus 5 and 5T. This is our first official Android 9 Pie OTA update for the OnePlus 5 and 5T," OnePlus said in a blog post.
The over-the-air (OTA) upgrade also includes a brand-new user interface (UI) for Android Pie, new navigation gestures (for OnePlus 5T only). The upgrade also brings the integrated Google Lens mode into the camera.
"As always, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we'll begin a broader rollout in a few days," the company added.
The upgrade also brings gaming mode 3.0 that comes with a text notification mode and added notifications for third party calls.
According to Counterpoint Research, OnePlus is the preferred brand in the fast growing Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000 segment in India, where consumers are looking for premium experiences at affordable price-points.
OnePlus also leads the satisfaction index (94 per cent) and retention rate (88 per cent) among all Android OEMs. This clearly suggests that OnePlus is capitalising on an aspirational target customer base with its value-for-money offering and high on mindshare. OnePlus purchase Intention was highest in Karnataka and Maharashtra.