Last month OnePlus released the software maintenance schedule for all their current devices (most probably future devices as well). In that schedule, they stated that OnePlus 3 both OnePlus 3/3T will get regular software updates till November 2018, and security updates till November 2019. And that’s probably a good news for both 3/3T users. Now a new announcement is made by OnePlus which will make OnePlus 3/3T users even happier.
Today OnePlus confirmed that both OnePlus 3/3T will get next Android update i.e. Android P. In OnePlus community forum, they said that after thinking about the update on 3/3T, they decided to skip Android 8.1 and directly give Android P to the users. In this way this 2 year old smartphone will get it’s third major Android update. Apart from Google itself, OnePlus became the first Android OEM to provide three major updates. All other OEMs provide two major Android updates to their flagships. So both OnePlus 3/3T will get in touch with four different Android versions:
1. Marshmallow (out of the box).
3. Oreo (expected to be last update).
4. Android P (surprise entry).
With this OnePlus also released the release order of Android P update. The smartphones are listed below in ascending order on which will get the update first :
1. OnePlus 6.
2. OnePlus 5/5T.
3. OnePlus 3/3T.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. Personally being a OnePlus 3 user, I am very happy to get this news. But even from the perspective of the neutral audience, OnePlus is doing an excellent job by not forgetting their older devices. It’s not possible by most of the smartphone OEMs.
For example, LG V20 was the 1st smartphone to come with Android Nougat out of the box (even before Google phone). And they received the Oreo update a few weeks before. This will give a good idea of other so-called tiers 1 brands. Now, what are your thoughts on this news? Share us in the comment section below. Also, stay tuned with us for more information.
Source: OnePlus Forum