OnePlus unveiled its latest flagship model, the OnePlus 3, last week, and while the device has many attractive qualities, it did come with a few problems. But now the company is preparing to fix some of those, with an upcoming software update.
According to the folks over at Android Authority, OnePlus has taken note of the criticism that its new device has received from reviewers and early adopters and it’s taking steps to address it. Review units of the OnePlus 3 will be getting an over-the-air update soon, that bumps Oxygen OS up to version 3.1.4.
The main issues that this update will fix are related to the way the device displays colors and the way it manages RAM. Early adopters have complained that the OnePlus 3’s screen enhances colors too much, and images displayed on screen end up looking different from how they should. This update will enable an sRGB mode, which, when toggled, would tone down the colors and give content a more realistic look; some have severely criticized OnePlus' decision to target the NTSC color gamut with the 3's display.
The second feature coming as part of this update, is related to the way the OnePlus 3 aggressively manages RAM. The phone, which sports 6GB of memory, is quick to jettison tombstoned apps out of memory, leaving users with longer loading times and an inconvenient experience. OnePlus originally pointed users toward custom ROMs if they wanted their phones to work differently, but it looks like the company has come around and will address this issue by itself.
As mentioned earlier, the downside with this update is that it’s first shipping to reviewers. The company says it’s relying on review units for its beta test, though one might argue this is an obvious PR move. In either case, the full OTA update, which will contain a few more unnamed “optimizations”, will eventually roll out to all users in the near future.