Months ahead of time, Android O confirmed for the OnePlus 3 and 3T

The 2016 flagship won’t get left behind.

We know Android O is coming this summer, and we know the Google Pixel will be the very first device to get it. It’s unclear, however, which non-Google devices are going to get the major upgrade. Among the very first to confirm the software update’s future arrival is OnePlus. While not saying when Android O would be available on its current devices, the company is making it clear you won’t necessarily have to get the OnePlus 5 to enjoy newer software.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed the upcoming version of Android will be sent to both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

A software update for Android O on those two phones was very likely, so Lau’s tweet is just confirmation. What we still don’t know is timing. Android O doesn’t even have a release date; therefore, owners of the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will first have to wait until Google gets the latest version of Android out before OnePlus starts rolling out its implementation.

If Android 7.0 Nougat is any indication, it’ll take a couple of months for OnePlus to get Android O onto last year’s duo of devices. That shouldn’t be expected to change as the OnePlus 5, the company’s next flagship for 2017, is launching this summer. So both the 2016 and 2017 flagships are going to be on Nougat for a bit while OnePlus works Android O into the mix.

We’ll continue sharing more information about Android O for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T as it becomes available.

Source: Pete Lau (Twitter)


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.