The Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus reveals an Android P software update not only for its latest smartphones but also for the older ones including OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Previously, the company decided to pull in OxygenOS update having Android 8.1 in these two but later reformed their mind and will now go ahead with Android P.
OnePlus played with user’s feedback regarding releasing the next software updates. “Taking alongside the user’s decision, we have concluded to go for Android P”, said OnePlus in the blog post. Gary C, head of Oxygen OS operations in OnePlus says, “Android P updates will be available on all the OnePlus devices manufactured after 2016 starting from OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5/5T, and OnePlus 3/3T.” Those with the older versions such as OnePlus 3 and 3T will have to wait a bit longer as they will get it sometime later.
OnePlus has always stepped a foot ahead when it comes to latest Android updates and important security patch updates. Back in 2016, the company rolled out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the on-going smartphones. This will be most probably the third largest update with a very rare occurrence.
The final version of Android P release to AOSP and ecosystem will arrive in the third quarter of 2018 while those rolled out in 2016 will get the update at the first quarter of 2019. It has not revealed the exact date of release but it may hit the market anytime unknowingly.
None of the devices fail to work efficiently after getting OTA updates. Recently, OnePlus 3 and 3T got improved search tags in the app drawer update. Additionally, OnePlus 3 and 3T got an update that value-added the front camera performance, leveled up the security patch and stabilized an issue with third-party cameras applications such as Snapchat and WhatsApp. Further, OxygenOS 5.0.3 brought face unlocks capability in both the devices in May this year.
The company had been working with Google since long on Android P Beta Program. Recently released OxygenOS 5.0.4 update for OnePlus 3 and 3T will not be the last stable OxygenOS update.