OnePlus 3 gets Android 7.0 Nougat in open beta

Keeping its promise OnePlus has released Android Nougat to OnePlus 3 in the form of beta. The Android Nougat based OxygenOS Open Beta 8 is available for download from the OnePlus website, and weighs in at 1.3GB in size. Just like previous beta builds, OnePlus 3 users will have to manually download and flash the update as no OTA update will be provided.

The Android Nougat beta for OnePlus 3 adds features like new notification and setting menu design, multi-windows support and direct replies from notification. OnePlus has added some features of its own like improved shelf customization. status bar icon and quick launch support for third-party apps. It also includes December 1 Android security patch as well.

Some key updates in this build:
  • Upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat
    • New Notifications Design
    • New Settings Menu Design
    • Multi-Window View
    • Notification Direct Reply
    • Custom DPI Support
  • Added Status Bar Icon Options
  • Added Quick Launch For 3rd Party Applications
  • Improved Shelf Customization
OnePlus also warns that the beta build will include bugs and performance issue. Also Android Pay may not work correctly. Moreover once upgraded to Nougat, you will not be able to directly downgrade back to Marshmallow builds. So you'll have to contact customer support to flash back to Marshmallow.

[Known Issues]
  • Android Pay may not work correctly
  • Some stability/performance issues
  • Incompatibility with TWRP, please use stock recovery.
  • After upgrading to Android N, you will not be able to directly downgrade back to M builds. Our customer service team has a special build of Android M that will allow you to downgrade, but this will format your device. If you'd like to flash back to M, please contact Customer Support.
OnePlus has already confirmed that final and stable Nougat build will be available for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users by end of this month.


Kaiser Bey
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OnePlus 3 gets Android 7.0 Nougat in open beta OnePlus 3 gets Android 7.0 Nougat in open beta Reviewed by Kaiser on 12/01/2016 02:39:00 PM
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