Ever since OnePlus went into the smartphone game back in 2014, it has now released four smartphones. Given the age of the OnePlus One, it is safe to say that only those models released from last year onwards would be receiving Android 7.0 Nougat in the near future.
While OnePlus 3 is a sure bet when it comes to receiving Android 7.0 Nougat, the company has not been clear when it comes to the 2015 flagship – OnePlus 2 – as well as the mid-range OnePlus X, which has not even received last year’s Android Marshmallow as promised.
OnePlus 3 was unveiled a few months ago and it came in packed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, however, the Chinese OEM wants Android 7.0 Nougat on this device by the time Christmas is here.
Earlier this month, the flagship killing company confirmed that the Nougat update for OnePlus 3 is being worked on, actively. Back then, there was no mention of anything regarding whether OnePlus 2 will also be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. But in a new report, it has been established that this handset will follow the flagship OnePlus 3 by receiving the update a month later.
Of course, the move to bring Android 7.0 Nougat to OnePlus 2 was expected, especially since the handset is less than two years old. However, what remains a mystery is the case involving the OnePlus X – a midrange phone that was unveiled after the release of the 2015 flagship. As noted earlier, OnePlus promised to update this device with Android Marshmallow, but this has yet to materialize. This has even led to speculations that the phone might skip the Marshmallow update and instead come in with Android Nougat, but this is unlikely.
In other news, it is being rumored that OnePlus has plans to unveil a new flagship powered by this new Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box alongside a Snapdragon 821 SoC. Even though this has not been confirmed, it could be possible that the device in question here is a OnePlus X successor. On the contrary, the company had confirmed that it will not be unveiling a second-gen OnePlus X. Nonetheless, experts believe that the phone will be known as OnePlus 3T or OnePlus 3S, among other names.
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