OnePlus had an outstanding year 2016 thanks to both the OnePlus 3 and its counterpart OnePlus 3T. These two phones were the ultimate smartphone offerings of 2016, beating all odds to end the year with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat on board, at least for some.
With Android 7.0 Nougat update for OnePlus 3 and 3T came a newer version of the OxygenOS – version 4.0. Ever since, the skin has been updated to versions 4.0.1 and 4.0.2, with each update carrying a few bug fixes as well as stability and performance improvements. Well, we have a new and almost similar update to the OxygenOS skin that now brings it to version 4.0.3.
As noted, previous updates to the OxygenOS have had a few improvements here and there, but the latest version brings a number of interesting features on board the OnePlus 3 and 3T. While both OnePlus phones support Wi-Fi connectivity, the Chinese company has made this feature much better by adding a new Wi-Fi Assistant feature where the device will be able to automatically switch between cellular data and Wi-Fi connectivity depending on which platform is offering the strongest signal.
There is no doubt that the OnePlus 3 and 3T have great cameras, but the new OxygenOS 4.0.3 aims at making the cameras a lot better when taking shots in low-light conditions. As for those using either phone from India, the new update brings a new Amazon Prime app once it is installed. Amazon is the only channel through which Indians can get their hands on the OnePlus 3 twins.
Although it comes with a bunch of new features as well as adding a preinstalled app to the OnePlus 3 and 3T handsets, the update is not very heavy. It weighs just 92MB, but if you feel a pinch downloading this file size using your cellular data, make your device is connected to the internet via a Wi-Fi spot before proceeding with the installation process.
Be warned that OTA updates will usually take time before making it to all devices. As such, don’t worry if you don’t see the OTA notification on your OnePlus 3 or 3T, it might take days before it appears. Still, you can try and search for it manually via the Settings of the phone, but this doesn’t guarantee you the update.
Interestingly, the new OnePlus 3 and 3T update to OxygenOS 4.0.3 doesn’t bring the latest Android security patch. In fact, there’s no even January’s security patch, instead, the phones are still stuck on December’s security patch level, which is something worrying given that Google has already rolled out this month’s security patch.