OnePlus 3, the flagship of OnePlus during the last year (2016) on one side. It’s cousin OnePlus 3T on the other side. Both the smartphones won’t receive any major update of Android after Android O Update. Is there a twist in the tale?
Yes, it is. Only the major updates will be stopped. The security patch updates will be received as usual. Since OnePlus is not so stringent towards OnePlus 3 and 3T users, Individual application support will be guaranteed. Wondering about the source?
The head of the OnePlus product, Oliver responded to AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. It is the response to the questions crafted by David, one of the staff member. See the image attached below
So the above conclusions are drawn from this image and all of them seems to be accurate. Without giving any change for rumors, Oliver gave a clear picture about the future software updates for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. If you own OnePlus 3/3T, you should be able to update it Android O by now.
If not, the expected time lapse for receiving the Android O update for OnePlus 3 customers is Dec 31, 2017. This conclusion was drawn from the other AMA session happened on Reddit with Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus. Global distribution of OnePlus 3T will be discontinued. However, OnePlus 3T sales will continue to happen in India.
Android is in beta version as of now. The most stable version of Android O will be expected to release on August 21, soon after Independence Day celebrations in India (August 15). But there is no official confirmation from Google as of now.
Other interesting points from the OnePlus forum:
- Availability of reading mode in OnePlus 3 and 3T is impossible, as it depends on hardware changes.
- Oxygen OS Open Beta 21/12 for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T includes a lot of bug fixes and improvements. Read the complete story here
Headlines Spotted on Indian Express
Major Source: OnePlus Forum