OnePlus started the rollout of the newest OnePlus 3 update to OxygenOS 3.2.0 a couple of days ago but yesterday, they actually stopped the rollout. According to an updated forum post, the OnePlus 3 update rollout is halted for now but should resume soon. Although details have not yet been given as to what kind of problems the new update was causing, staff members said that upgrading issues during installation were the main reason why the OnePlus 3 update is currently paused. Many users on the OnePlus forum have been complaining about software issues with OxygenOS on the OnePlus 3 and are pointing fingers at the company for ending their partnership with Cyanogen. Upon the widespread launch of the OnePlus 3 flagship a couple of weeks ago, users who got their hands on the phone soon started complaining of various bugs and issues they were having with the in-house operating system from OnePlus.
The OnePlus 3 update to OxygenOS 3.2.0 was supposed to fix most of the major bugs and issues users were experiencing with the previous version of the OS, which was 3.1.3, but only a few hours after the rollout began, the forums post was updated explaining that based on feedback from users who tried installing the update, there were enough problems to have the rollout paused for the time being, until developers can look into what went wrong. According to OnePlus, OxygenOS 3.2.0 should have fixed bugs like the fingerprint in pocket bug, bugs in various apps like music and clocks, notifications bugs, magnetometer bug, as well as improved upon features like GPS, camera, RAM management so that the full 6 GB of RAM present on the OnePlus 3 can be used by the system and added enhanced audio playback, sRGB mode in developer options and updated custom icon packs for those that like their user interface smooth.
While users on forums are mostly happy with the OnePlus 3 as an affordable flagship with competitive specs, many are disgruntled at the software issues the company has been experiencing since breaking up with Cyanogen. There’s a lot more tension between users on this issue and many are concerned about the company’s update policy for the future, as well as about the future of their OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X devices when it comes to software updates. Rumors of IMEI numbers being exposed in plain HTTP every time users check for an update have also sparked controversy in the OnePlus community, although OnePlus has yet to speak up about this security issue. Most long-time OP fans are defensive of the company, still citing growing pains as the reason for so many software issues with a brand new OS, but others are saying that OP should have taken it easy with the development of OxygenOS instead of rushing to roll out an in-house OS and breaking with Cyanogen. With the news that OxygenOS 3.2.0 is indefinitely paused, many are worried about the future of the operating system and turning towards third-party ROMs in order to get the best experience on their OnePlus 3 smartphone. We’ll keep you up to date on how the company is going to proceed with the rollout, but it will hopefully be resumed by next week if we are to believe our sources.
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