Sun. Sep 23rd, 2018

Android P for OnePlus 3/3T (No Android Oreo will be there)

OnePlus 3/3T are good devices. These devices launched in June and November of 2016 respectively. They come with Android Nougat out of the box. In case of OnePlus, the Android community appears to split up. There’s a segment who feel they have stepped up to fill the role where Google’s Nexus Program left off, and then there are others who dislike their slogan of “Never Settle”. The company is now heading forward regarding these two devices. OnePlus 3/3T are getting close to the end of its Android Update. Now the news is coming up that OnePlus will skip Android 8.1 for these devices and update them to Android P (9.0). So basically we will be getting Android P for Oneplus 3/3T.

There are many companies who leave their devices after a while. OnePlus also did this with OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X. It seems that OnePlus has realized their mistake and don’t want to repeat the same for OnePlus 3/3T. And so far the company has done well for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. The OnePlus 3 came out in June of 2016 and the OnePlus 3T hit the market in November of the same year.

We have not seen any slowdown in OTA updates from OnePlus. These two devices are regularly getting the needed OTA Updates. Earlier this month these two phones received their last Open Beta updates to add new features, improved search tags in the App Drawer, and more. Then less than two weeks ago, the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T was pushed an update that brought their Andriod security patch level up to July. Which improved the front camera, fixed an issue with 3rd-party cameras, and more. Even Google is adding software features to these aging devices in the form of application updates that brought Google Lens functionality thanks to its Google Assistant application.

As per the folks, these devices will not be getting any Android Oreo (8.1) based Oxygen OS. Thinking about this we should not be disheartened. We a have good news that these devices will be getting Android P directly. So we will be getting Android P for OnePlus 3/3T very soon. OnePlus says they have been working closely with Google on the Android P Beta Program. The last bit of information they told us, which is natural in the Android ecosystem, is that OnePlus will be rolling out Android P to the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, the OnePlus 3/3T in that order. So those of us still rocking the OnePlus 3/3T as a daily driver will have to wait a bit longer before we get a taste of Android 9’s secretive dessert.

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Android 8 was Oreo which one would have expected to know better but blogger these days