It’s only a matter of time to see before we see the official premiere of the much-awaited OnePlus 5. The new flagship smartphone will most certainly be shipped Android 7.1 Nougat, but we expect it to get Android O as well. Today, we have some pretty good news for the owners of OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus’ older devices and now-discontinued devices.
A couple of days ago we informed that OnePlus has ceased the production of OnePlus 3T and started selling the remaining stock. Nevertheless, the company will continue software support for its 2016 devices. The news has been confirmed by OnePlus’ founder and CEO, Pete Lau, on Twitter.
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) May 31, 2017
There is no mention of the other OnePlus devices, like the OnePlus 2, which had its fair share of problems with updates. You probably shouldn’t expect to see any updates coming to the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2. Users of these phones will likely have to stick to the official firmware or get one of the custom ROMs available on XDA. Mr. Lau didn’t mention any time frame for the update, but speaking from our experience, Android O for 3/3T should be released within a few months after its official release, likely after the new OnePlus 5 gets its share of love.
On another note, OnePlus has recently announced the referral program where users can get discounts for accessories. It seems like a OnePlus 5 launch is imminent, so stay tuned for more news and content.