OnePlus promised that the OnePlus 3 and its twin OnePlus 3T will both be updated to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat before the end of 2016. While the year has just several hours before it comes to an end (at least for some time zones), the company is not resting at all.
According to co-founder Carl Pei, OnePlus 3 and 3T will both receive a stable version of Android 7.0 Nougat before the year ends. While the older OnePlus 3 has already received up to 10 OxygenOS Open Beta versions, it is just now that the newer OnePlus 3T has received its first beta version of the OS. As you may know, the two are almost the same, with the only major differences being the processor, front camera, and battery size.
Given that CEO Pei has confirmed that the OnePlus 3T will also be receiving the stable version of Android 7.0 Nougat tonight, it is possible that the now-released beta version that carries Oxygen OS 4.0 could be the only non-stable version the 3T sees. Like many other OTA updates, OnePlus 3 and 3T will receive the Nougat treat gradually, meaning that not everyone will be receiving it this year.
Earlier this year, OnePlus had promised users of OnePlus 3 and 3T that they will be able to see the OS starting this 2016. While this might not be possible for everyone, at least the company has managed to fulfill its promise. The company, through its CEO, has also promised that it will come back stronger in 2017.
Speaking of 2017, the year is also expected to give birth to the OnePlus 3T successor – the supposed OnePlus 5. This phone is meant to lead the way this coming year and looking at Pei’s closing remarks, we can expect quite a lot from this phone.