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Published: Wed, August 16, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

OnePlus 3, 3T's final update will be Android O

OnePlus 3, 3T's final update will be Android O

Following on from the launch of the OnePlus 5, owners of previous generation handsets from the Chinese company may well have been wondering how much more support they can expect.

OnePlus, in a Q&A session posted on its forum, has confirmed that Android 8.0 "O" would be the last major update to OnePlus 3, 3T devices.

While the news is certainly disappointing for OnePlus 3 and 3T owners, it isn't very surprising though.

Currently, OnePlus is sending Beta updates to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, but once the devices are updated to Android O, OnePlus will move the Open Beta Program from OP3/3T to OnePlus 5. Seeing that the 18 month mark is usually the cut off for phones getting any other major Android update, it actually makes sense that Android O would be the last one for that phone.

The news that the OnePlus 3 and 3T will not see any major update after the release of Android O has left many dissatisfied that they may not get a chance to see Android P on their devices. Nougat out-of-the-box, will get Android O, most probably by the end of the 2017.

According to OnePlus' response to an AMA on Reddit, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will receive Android O "within this year". It was already known that this is the last major OS update for nearly all the Nexus branded devices.

This information was revealed by Oliver Z, Head of Products, on the online forum of the company.

Even the former mobile pioneer Nokia ( via HMD Global Oy) has promised to offer two years of Android OS support to its mid-range and entry-level phones-Nokia 6, 5 and 3. The company has confirmed that the OnePlus 3/3T will not be receiving any Android updates after Android O. However, India will still get to enjoy the OnePlus 3T. There's now no word as to when Android O will be released for the 3/3T, but with Google expected to release public builds before the month is over, we'd hope that OnePlus can push it out before 2017 is over.

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