OnePlus team official announced their plans for the Marshmallow update today, and revealed the expected dates for its OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X.
If you were hoping for a sooner and quick Marshmallow update for OnePlus X, you’ll be disappointed to know the release company is targeting.
OnePlus X Marshmallow update release
The company said on their forums today that they are looking to roll out the Marshmallow OTA for OnePlus X as soon as possible.
Without context, hopefuls fans would think of November-end release, while more matured and knowledgeable would understand that development work is full-fledged, and update could be release by December-end.
But only you bring in the context, you get to know what it means. Before talking about Android 6.0 update for OnePlus X, the team made it clear that they are targeting Marshmallow update for OnePlus One in Q1 2016 (Cyanogen OS), and that’s the same for OnePlus 2 too (Oxygen OS).
We know that OnePlus 2 will be the first device to receive Marshmallow update, because it is company’s flagship device. And we also understand that OnePlus X should be getting the Marshmallow update about a month later than OnePlus 2.
Also read: OnePlus 2 Marshmallow Update release date
So, that makes the ‘as soon as possible’ release of Marshmallow update for OnePlus X, a Q1 2016 release at best, or practically, April 2016 release — if OnePlus team didn’t mention Q1 2016 release for OnePlus X, than it means that it will happen only in April or May 2016.
OnePlus X Android 6.0 update: Why the delay?
Well, the only reason we could think of is the size of the company. OnePlus aren’t a big OEM, they have countable-on-fingers no. of devices, and we guess easily-countable no. of employees, what if not countable-on-fingers.
The company has limited resources, that’s well known and given how their invite system works and falls short of expectations, their ability to do things timely looks doubting.
Otherwise of that, they shouldn’t be having this much trouble. After all, the company’s builds are close to pure stock Android like that of Motorola, and when Motorola could already push Marshmallow update to its Moto X2 and Moto X3 Style, then why OnePlus couldn’t.
OnePlus X Marshmallow update: CM13 and AOSP ROMs
Well, you could give unofficial updates a though. OnePlus X isa developer friendly device, which is why it’s got root and TWRP recovery of its own already. And that’s why we are hopeful that a CM13 or any other AOSP based Marshmallow ROM would arrive for the device.
Whenever an Android 6.0 ROM comes for OnePlus X, we would be sure to share it with you guys. And we’ll also update this post with link. So, don’t forget to check this post, and follow the blog for latest on Marshmallow for your OnePlus X.
Over the course of time, we’ll definitely see many cool Marshmallow ROMs for the OnePlus X, mainly because it’s developer friendly device, just like OnePlus One and OnePlus 2.
OnePlus X Marshmallow update: Final thoughts
It looks like OnePlus X users won’t get to taste the Marshmallow update this year for definite, and most probably, it won’t likely happen in first quarter of 2016 either.
So, April 2016 or May 2016 is when OnePlus X will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
Ironically, by that time, Nexus 6, 6P and 5X would be running developer builds of Android N, 7.0, as Google developer I/O is normally held in May-June every year, and for the past two years, Google has released the developer build of upcoming OS at the event.
Till then, CM13 and other AOSP Marshmallow ROMs are your best choice to entertain yourself with 6.0 update on your OnePlus X.