This year’s update would be Android 7.1 Nougat and already been coming running on Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL and recently ZTE also tipped ob when to expect Android Nougat update for its Axon 7 smartphones, and today it’s time for OnePlus to come clean and fair regarding its latest flagship, the OnePlus 3. Beta build of 7.0 Nougat for the given handset will become available to download and install this month, apparently, with the final release being rolled out by the end of this year.
It seems like some of the major players in the smartphone market are getting the Nougat update first, but now it looks like the upstarts at OnePlus are next in line to receive the treatment. Confirmed by the startup’s head of software, that a Nougat beta “community” build would be ready for the OnePlus 3 this month. Once all the kinks have been ironed out, Nougat will be pushed as over-the-air to all OnePlus 3s by the end of the year.
He also clarified that older devices like the OnePlus 2 will also be updated to Nougat as well, though, there’s no exact timeframe set for that yet by the company. Although OnePlus is updating its OxygenOS frequently adding new feature additions and bug fixes. Released OxygenOS 3.5.5 community build for the OnePlus 3 device, which brings with it noteworthy features, including “DashFile” transfer inside the File manager for quicker file transfers between other company’s own handsets or any other compatible device. There’s also a new Community app, redesigned Phone calling UI, a simplified Launcher layout like HydrogenOS and much more.
For the OnePlus X and OnePlus One, users aren’t going to see official Nougat builds hit their devices because of their chipset support, which are incompatible with certain graphics-related requirements in Android 7.0 Nougat. OnePlus is expected to release a new phone next week, rumored as OnePlus 3T, should be sold running Nougat on-board.
Currently, we just hope on expecting the community build based on Android Nougat soon.
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