OnePlus previously committed to updating both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T to Nougat before the end of 2016, and the company is just sliding in under that deadline.
OnePlus today announced OxygenOS 4.0 updates for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. These updates include Android 7.0 Nougat as well as status bar icon options, optimizations, and more. Here’s OnePlus’s changelog for both updates:
Upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat
Added Status Bar Icon Options
Improved Shelf Customization
These over the air updates will roll out incrementally starting tonight. That means that it might take a few days for the update to hit your device, so don’t fret if your OP3 or OP3T doesn’t get its helping of Nougat tonight.
Strangely, OnePlus also released an OxygenOS Open Beta 1 update for the OnePlus 3T today. The changelog listed for this update is the same as the OxygenOS 4.0 update, complete with Android 7.0, and so it’s kind of weird that this Open Beta 1 is being released on the same day as the full OxygenOS 4.0 update. But if you’ve got an OP3T and want Nougat this very second, you can now sideload the OxygenOS Open Beta 1 release.
OnePlus is definitely cutting it close, but it’s good that the company is keeping its word and releasing Nougat for the OnePlus 3 and 3T before the end of 2016. It can sometimes be tough to make software release deadlines because of unforeseen issues that crop up, and there likely would’ve been some frustrated OP3 and OP3T owners if OnePlus missed this deadline. The good news is that that doesn’t matter, because OnePlus barely made its self-imposed deadline.
Be sure to let us know when your OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T gets Nougat!