OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will receive Android O
Great news for anyone who has a OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T today in their hands or maybe want to buy one of them in the short term: Android O update will be guaranteed by the manufacturer on both devices.
Despite the Chinese brand is focused on the next release of the top of the range OnePlus 5, there is still room for planning the upcoming update steps provided by developers.
Where does the software update confirmation come from? No less than a tweet from the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau. The CEO decided to talk just a couple of hours ago to his over 40,000 followers, who have long been waiting for the plans for the immediate future of both smartphones.
As visible, the tweet immediately received a large number of interactions, all positive. Logical, as the next release of OnePlus 5 had raised, the suspicion that even the old OnePlus 3 and 3T might have some problems or even delays to be updated were there too.
Anyway, as stated today by Pete Lau, still confirms the care of the company about its customers, as the brand is incredibly inclined to provide the right after-sales software assistance for its devices.
Android O is the new operating system version currently being tested through Developer Preview. The arrival of Android O for these devices can be seen as something minimal, but when you are talking about Android updates, it is better not to give too many things for granted.
Bad news for the OnePlus 2
A lot of you have been asking, so I'm proud to say Android O will come to OnePlus 3 and 3T.— Pete Lau (@petelau2007) 31 de mayo de 2017
Unfortunately, in fact, it seems that the hopes of seeing the update to Android 7.0 Nougat on OnePlus 2 are getting smaller. Many users are asking for support at the smartphone of 2015, even in response to the same tweet mentioned above, but no explanation has been given (for a few months now). According to an XDA user it seems that the OnePlus 2 will not receive any update. He claims to have contacted the customer service to ask for information and the answer was not the best.
For the time being, there have been no announcements about this and there is really little hope for it in the future. This could be a stab in the heart for the owners of OnePlus 2, who expected at least a couple of years of official software support. Of course, there are custom ROMs, but as you know it is not the same.