OnePlus might be busy with the upcoming release of the OnePlus Nord 2. However, the arrival of a new smartphone for the series does not mean that its predecessor will be left behind. Actually, the OnePlus Nord should be eligible for one more major Android update. While the OxygenOS 12 build based on Android 12 is still some months away from reaching devices, the company is working to deliver the best possible OxygenOS 11 experience to the mid-rangers. The last update that reached the device, however, was plagued with some annoying issues. The device suffered from thermal issues and battery drain. Today, the company is rolling out a new update with OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 build number in a bid to address these issues.
As we mentioned before, the new firmware update comes to address overheating issues some users were experiencing. It also fixes a couple of issues related to the battery life of the smartphone. In addition, the OxygenOS 220.127.116.11 build comes with a fix for delayed notifications which would not appear in a timely manner on some smartphones. Last but not least, the update is also bringing June 2021 security patch for the premium mid-range smartphone. It certainly isn’t the most updated, but OnePlus was never really consistent with these security patches. At least, it is better than what the device had before.
OnePlus Nord – Oxygen OS 18.104.22.168 update changelog:
- Extended battery life
- Reduced power consumption in specific scenarios
- Fixed the issue of delayed notifications
- Fixed the overheating issue in certain scenarios
- Updated Android security patch to 2021.06
Worth noting that the update is rolling out over the air for the mid-range smartphone. It is reaching a select amount of units right now. If not critical bug appears in the coming days, the company may proceed with a wider rollout. Of course, the availability will depend on the carrier and region. The company recommends users have at least 3 GB of Storage for the update. Moreover, they should make sure to have at least a 30 percent charge before starting the update process.
The OnePlus Nord was launched in July last year with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 765G processor, and 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast-charging. On July 22, the device will get its long-awaited sequel in the form of the OnePlus Nord 2. The device may not be bringing major departures in terms of display design, however, its camera setup will be aligned with this year’s OnePlus 9 series. Moreover, the performance will get a significant upgrade with the flagship-level MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI. The new chip is customized by OnePlus and MediaTek to deliver a “customized experience for OnePlus users”.