OnePlus was heavily criticized when it failed to update the OnePlus 2 to Android 7.0 Nougat, but the company promised that it will not be doing the same for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users.
The two phones have been hits compared to the OnePlus 2, but it’s definitely the 2015 model that put the company in the public’s eye. In line with its promise, the Chinese OEM has now started rolling out the new Android 8.0 Oreo update to the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
Early access programs, like the new OnePlus Open Beta program, can be a cool way for fans to access and experience new features before others get a chance to do the same. However, you shouldn’t mind about dealing with a few bugs from time to time – because the software is being trialed before being rolled out to other uses of the OnePlus 3 and 3T later this year. As expected, the new update brings everything you’ve heard about Oreo, among them picture-in-picture, smart text selection, notification dots and an update to September security patch. However, the company has warned that there are a few known issues to deal with.
Apparently, this Oreo open beta update may affect the performance of your fingerprint scanner, removes the shortcut to Google Photos, there are the usual connectivity issues with NFC and Bluetooth the culprits, performance and compatibility issues with 3rd-party apps, but there’s no guarantee that you’ll experience these issues. The update comes as OxygenOS Open Beta 25 for OnePlus 3 and Open Beta 16 for OnePlus 3T, but it weighs the same 1.40GB on both phones.
On a different day, the section above would be all about OnePlus 5, the company’s newest phone. Many expected that the phone would be the first to receive the update to Android Oreo, but OnePlus had other ideas. As expected, this has led to concerned fans and users of the phone to ask OnePlus what plans it has for the phone.
Soon bro https://t.co/04NSN8IMTK
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) October 15, 2017
Through his Twitter account, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei responded to a user who lamented the lack of Oreo open beta support for OnePlus 5 by saying “Soon bro.” As you can see, this is only an indicator that it shouldn’t be long before the phone gets the update, but the date is not specific. “Soon” can be anything between days and months, you never know, but hopefully it won’t be long because I want it badly on my OnePlus 5 too.
For those who want to get Android Oreo on OnePlus 3 and 3T, check out the installation instructions via the respective links below.