With the launch of the OnePlus 3T, there might be some folks wondering what will happen with both it and the original OnePlus 3 with regard to updates. OnePlus has explained the situation.
OnePlus says that for now, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will be updated separately. This will continue until the two phones are updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, which will be released by the end of 2016. After that time, both phones will be on the same update schedule.
OnePlus also today elaborated on the software updates that it released to the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 last week. Here are the details of the two updates:
Highlights for the OnePlus 3T OxygenOS 3.5.3 OTA
Highlights for the OnePlus 3 OxygenOS 3.2.8 OTA
Existing OnePlus 3 owners might be frustrated by the arrival of the OnePlus 3T, as it means that there’s newer OnePlus hardware out there months after the OP3 launch, and that device is getting different updates than the OP3. The good news is that that won’t be the situation for long, though, and that OnePlus 3 owners will still be getting Nougat before the year is up. While that’s not quite the same as getting new hardware, at least OP3 owners know that they’ll be on the same update schedule as their OP3T counterparts.