T-Mobile OnePlus 6T’s latest update brings ViLTE and RCS messaging support

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T’s latest update brings ViLTE and RCS messaging support

The OnePlus 6T is the first OnePlus device that can be purchased from carrier stores in the USA, as OnePlus has partnered with T-Mobile for the same. Previously, you could purchase OnePlus devices from oneplus.com, which restricted its adoption in the less tech-savvy parts of the market. This new partnership clearly worked, as the OnePlus 6T opened up to 86% higher sales in the USA at launch as compared to the OnePlus 6. But as a side effect, the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T ends up receiving delayed updates than the regular OnePlus 6T.

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The T-Mobile OnePlus 6T is receiving a new update now that brings in the Android Security Patches for January 2019, as well as a few new features. Changelog for the 148MB update to version A6013_34_190217 is as below:

  • IR94 Video Calling
  • RCS Messaging
  • Android Security Update

IR94 refers to Video over LTE, or ViLTE.

Even though security patches for March 2019 are out, the update only gets us up to January 2019. The regular OnePlus 6T is also on the January 2019 patch, so the carrier variant is now caught up to its sibling. We hope OnePlus rolls out the latest security patches soon though.

Source: TMo News

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I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]