OnePlus Promises Android P Update For OnePlus 3/3T

In a move we didn't see coming, OnePlus has announced that it will be upgrading the two-year-olds OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T to Android P. OnePlus had previously promised the Oreo 8.1 update for the two smartphones. However, last month, OnePlus closed its Open Beta program for the OP3 and the OP3T, leaving the two devices on Android 8.0. This, along with the fact that it has been eight months since the release of Android 8.1, made us believe that the OP3 and the OP3T will not get the Oreo 8.1 update. Countering expectations, OnePlus has now announced that the OP3 and the OP3T will skip Android 8.1 and get Android P instead.

The company shared the news in a forum post. Here is what Gary, a member of OxygenOS's Operations team, wrote:

Including our camera improvements and the latest Android security patch, the OxygenOS 5.0.4 update for OnePlus 3 and 3T was released worldwide last week. Since it was launched, we've been listening to questions asking about our next major update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. After internal discussions and evaluation, we have decided to focus our development resources on the Android P project instead of upgrading the device to Android 8.1, so that we can offer more exciting features and improvements for our OnePlus 3 and 3T users.

Over the past few months, we have been working closely with Google on the Android P Beta program. Thanks to everyone’s participation and continued feedback, the progress we have made together has been greatly accelerated. The Android P update will be available on the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5/T and OnePlus 3/3T, in this order. We will keep you all updated in the coming months.

As mentioned before, there will be no more Open Beta builds for the OP3/3T. The two phones will hence directly be getting the stable Android P update. According to OnePlus's maintenance schedule, the last software update for OP3/3T will be in November. That should mean that the OP3/3T will get Android P by November, but as OnePlus has mentioned, the OP6 and the OP5/5T will get Android P before the OP3/3T. Since OnePlus will be prioritising the more recent phones, you will have to be patient for the Android P update on your OP3/3T. That said, the update will definitely come, if OnePlus stays true to its word.

Source: OnePlus

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 20 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
OnePlus Promises Android P Update For OnePlus 3/3T OnePlus Promises Android P Update For OnePlus 3/3T Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 7/30/2018 11:49:00 PM
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