OnePlus 3 Android 7.0 Nougat is Here – But there is a Catch

OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3 is one of the major highlights in the smartphone industry for 2016.

The phone is actually among the few known names that packs a 6GB RAM, 2GB more than most Android flagships, including the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and LG V20.

One thing that has made OnePlus 3 a popular device is due to the fact that it is more developer friendly. What this means is that developers can easily play around with the phone’s software to their own advantage, something that is already happening with Android 7.0 Nougat. The company has recently revealed that it will be merging its teams in a bid to come in with a stable build for the new OS – a build that can be accessed and installed by the average user without any complications. However, power users are already ahead of the company as they can now access and actually install the latest Android 7.0 Nougat on OnePlus 3.

OnePlus 3 Nougat

Of course, the phablet has already seen quite a number of Android 7.0 Nougat builds come up, but these were mostly coming from shady origins. In the newest release, users of the OnePlus 3 handset now have a renowned source in the shape of XDA Developers’ forum. Here, users of this phone can grab an unofficial version of Android Nougat, but be warned that it is still an early build. As a result, you might still come across some minor errors and bugs. Apparently, the likes of Call, Alert Slider, Camera, Dash Charge and possibly more others features are still unstable.

There are still lots of issues with the battery life and overheating of the phone, things that might make some OnePlus 3 users shy away from the Nougat build. It gets even worse as installing APK files from local sources still doesn’t work and there are also issues with launchers – the list goes on. Despite all these, the thrill of having Android 7.0 Nougat on OnePlus 3 is still there – and there is no doubt that those who already have the OS on the phone are having some real fun all the same.

With the official OnePlus 3 Nougat update probably months away, you have the opportunity to update your phone to the latest version now. But before flashing the ROM, make sure you have a full backup of the phone somewhere safe – who knows, you might want to go back to the previous OS. The update is based on the CyanogenMod 14 build. Check out more details here.

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