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OnePlus 3 and 3T receives official Android Oreo update, OnePlus 5 and 5T still in queue

By: Nirupam Manik, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : November 20, 2017 11:35 am

Both the devices already received Android Oreo through OnePlus's Open Beta program and had received couple of updates since then.
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It's been a busy week for OnePlus. After launching its new flagship 'OnePlus 5T’, it seems that the company hasn't forgotten the old guns just yet. Starting yesterday, OnePlus has now rolled out  Android Oreo (8.0) for OnePlus 3 and 3T in an official update. Both the devices already received Android Oreo through OnePlus's Open Beta program and had received a couple of updates since then. However, the company has now rolled out Android Oreo to everyone. If you own a OnePlus 3 and 3T, don't forget to spot the OTA update. Alternatively, you can also go to Settings > System Updates > Check for Updates.

 

If you are already on the latest Open Beta 27 (OnePlus 3) or Open Beta 18 (OnePlus 3T), you will not find any noticeable differences here. The updates bring the all-new OxygenOS 5.0 and are expected to be relatively stable than Open Beta updates. However, all the features which OnePlus has fitted under OxygenOS 5.0 were already there in the latest Open Beta update.

 

Here is the official changelog:-

 

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System

  • Update to Android O (8.0)

  • Added Parallel Apps

  • Added Picture in Picture

  • Added Auto-fill

  • Added Smart text selection

  • New Quick Settings design

  • Updated security patch to September

 

Launcher

  • Added notification dots

  • New app folder design

  • Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

 

OnePlus claimed that the Android Oreo Open Beta for OnePlus 5 is due this month with the official roll out to happen sometime near New Year’s time. Further, the Android Oreo (Open Beta) update for the latest member to the family is due in December 2017 with the official update expected to roll out along with the OnPlus 5.


The official Android Oreo update for OnePlus 3 and 3T could mean the end of major Android upgrades for both the devices. OnePlus claimed that they will roll out a maximum of two vertical Android updates. What is interesting to note is that the OnePlus 5T still comes with Android Nougat out of the box which is kind of disappointing because it's been almost 3 months since Google officially unveiled Android Oreo back in August 2017. However, this works for OnePlus as the company now has to roll out Android Oreo and Android P for the device fulfilling the mandatory 2 updates policy. OnePlus justifies this in the name of more testing before it rolls out a stable update. Nevertheless, what do you think? Do you want more Android updates on your OnePlus 3 or 3T?

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