OnePlus is expected to avail the first Android 7.0 Nougat beta to some of its compatible devices before the end of this month.
As if warming up for the update, OnePlus has reportedly rolled out a new OxygenOS 3.5.5 beta 7 OTA for the new OnePlus 3. Since the company had promised that the same updates will be pushed out to the OnePlus 3T as well, we expect that this will also be available to the new phone once it starts selling from November 22nd – or at least it will come preinstalled with this update. Don’t get your hopes too high, though, as this new Open Beta 7 doesn’t bring Android 7.0 Nougat just yet, even though the beta version of this OS is expected to start hitting this device before the end of this month or early next month.
The new OxygenOS 3.5.5 beta brings the latest Android security patch from the month of October (November update is available) alongside a bunch of new features such as an audio tuner, a redesigned clock UI and accent color as well as a background app freezing feature. The update, as expected, also takes care of issues such as the black screen when leaving games in a horizontal orientation, launcher crashes, and general bug fixes. You also get improved system stability, among other performance improvements.
The new Open Beta 7 will be rolling out to OnePlus 3 devices over the next few days. Whether or not the OnePlus 3T will also get this update when it starts selling is still unknown, but it is unlikely. The phone could make the jump direct to the upcoming OxygenOS beta build for Android 7.0 Nougat, which as noted earlier, should be happening before the end of this month or early December.
Reports are adamant that this same Android 7.0 Nougat treat will get to the 2015 OnePlus 2 as well as its low-end counterpart, the OnePlus X. However, the latter could happen via a custom ROM, especially given that past reports have claimed that devices with Snapdragon 801 and below will not make a cut as far as Android 7.0 Nougat is concerned.