Last year’s OPPO F1s was such a great phone, so much so that we awarded it a glowing review and even gave one away during one of our Holiday Scavenger Hunts. There was just one glaring issue, and it’s only being addressed now.
Despite rolling out towards the end of 2016, the F1s came bundled with a two-year-old Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system in a time when Nougat 7.0 was already publicly available. Making matters worse was the announcement of the next version, Android O, a little over a week ago.
Realizing how outdated such a popular phone has become, OPPO finally released Android Marshmallow 6.0 (not even the newer Nougat 7.0) to users in Australia. The same update is being applied to the R9 Plus and R9.
With it comes all the Marshmallow goodness we experienced over a year ago, including better battery and memory management, as well as cosmetic upgrades to the user interface and settings.
Unfortunately, there’s no word yet when this version will reach every other region. And with the recent launch of the much-improved F3 Plus not too long ago, we wouldn’t be surprised if this is the last set of fresh features F1s users will get.