Oppo is now known for its expertise when it comes to smartphone selfies. Talk of the Oppo F1s selfie expert, the Oppo R9 and the phablet Oppo R9 Plus, just to name but a few.
While these phones come in with some of the best hardware specs, the Chinese OEM, which also owns the much popular OnePlus brand, is not the best with software, at least for its Oppo phones. As you may know, the Oppo F1s, Oppo R9 and R9 Plus were all released in 2016. The R9 series was actually the first to come out somewhere in March/April and later on followed by the selfie expert F1s in August.
Despite boasting some of the most impressive performance features and selfie camera specs, the Oppo F1s, Oppo R9 and R9 Plus have one major downside – they are all based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Although it’s not bad software, Android 5.1 Lollipop is simply old, especially since we’ve seen two (or three for that matter) newer versions of the OS since its release. Android Marshmallow came and went and now we have Android Nougat, which has also be replaced by Android O, although the latter is still in developer stages.
Now, in what appears to be a reminder to Oppo F1s, Oppo R9 and R9 Plus users that they are still well thought off by the company, Oppo has started rolling out an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the trio. Apparently, the update will let users of the Oppo R9 and R9 Plus enjoy a dual-SIM function that supports 4G+3G connectivity.
One downside to this update is that it has only been confirmed by Oppo Australia, which means it’s targeting the local Australian users of the Oppo F1s, R9 and R9 Plus. But since the update is now rolling out in this region, we expect other regions to receive the same treat as well.
The tech company has updated its website with download links for each phone. You can hit any of the links depending on whether you want to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Oppo F1s, Oppo R9 or Oppo R9 Plus. But before you do, make sure you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. Also, check your phone’s battery to make sure that it’s at least 50% full – or just plug it into a power source.