OnePlus 3/3T won't get any major OS update after Android O

OnePlus 3/3T won't get any major OS update after Android O

And with the release of the OnePlus 5 it's understandable that owners of last year's flagships, the OnePlus 3 and 3T, have gotten a bit antsy not knowing exactly what to expect from this point forward.

We're not surprised that this will be the case, for a company with a track record like OnePlus's, it does better to come out and say it.

In a Q&A on the company's community forums (via 9to5 Google) he wrote: "Android O is going to be the last Android version update we'll release for the OP3/3T".

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Also ending after the OnePlus 3/3T's Android O update is the Open Beta Program for the two phones. We'll continue to release security patch updates for the foreseeable future, and offer support for individual application updates.

While the advent of Android O update is indeed a good news for the anxious OnePlus 3/3T owners, the confirmed dearth of updates, following that will surely discourage many. OnePlus 3/3T are one of the best Smartphones of the year 2016 and there's no excuse to drop support for a device this soon. OnePlus has been pushing updates to users on the Open Beta Program around every 1-2 months since its release, and seeing as how the beta has been used to test new features before releasing them to public builds, it only makes sense that these will be ended as well. A month or two after these patches go live, the company will release Oxygen OS 4.5 to both the smartphones.

The OnePlus 2, from the class of 2015, were initially supposed to receive Android Nougat, but were recently designated to be forever stuck on Android Marshmallow instead. Just to be clear, OnePlus 3 is just about 14 months old and the 3T is here for only 9 months.