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|OnePlus 3||Open Beta available now, final version due by end of 2017|
|OnePlus 3T||Open Beta available now, final version due by end of 2017|
The OnePlus 2 isn't getting Nougat as promised, and the OnePlus 5 was just launched, so some OnePlus 3 and 3T users have been understandably worried about their devices' future Android update prospects. Luckily, OnePlus seems to be keeping its promise to update OnePlus 3 and 3T devices to Android Oreo, as a new OxygenOS beta build has just been released. This major update brings Android 8.0 Oreo with the September security patch to both devices. The update version number is 25 for the OnePlus 3, and 16 for the OnePlus 3T.
Here is the full changelog:
- Update to Android O (8.0)
- Added Picture in Picture
- Added Auto-fill
- Added Smart text selection
- New Quick Settings design
- September security patch
- Added Notification dots in Launcher
- Added OnePlus account login for access to Shot on OnePlus
- Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus through wallpapers
- Fingerprint actions may be slower than you are used to.
- Shortcut to access Google Photos is unavailable
- Some stability issues with NFC and bluetooth
- Performance and compatibility of 3rd party apps will continue to be optimized
If you want to try it out, go to OnePlus' website, and follow the instructions there carefully to flash it properly. Plus, don't forget to check out our rundown of all the Android Oreo features you're about to enjoy!
The OxygenOS 4.5.0 OTA update for the OnePlus 3/3T has been announced, offering new features and optimizations for a better overall user experience. As usual, the updates will affect a small number of users initially, before beginning a broader rollout. These are the main feature updates:
- Added lift up display
- Added Gaming Do Not Disturb
- Added low priority notification
- Added network speed in status bar
- Added scheduled night mode
- Added OnePlus Slate font
- Redesigned Dash Charge animation
- System stability and battery improvements
- Added Shot on OnePlus wallpaper
- Redesigned calling UI
Camera / Gallery
- Added Shot on OnePlus watermark
- Redesigned photo editor in Gallery
- Added secure box
The OxygenOS 4.1.7 update is arriving now, and you can download and flash it to your device if you aren't keen on waiting for the OTA to arrive. Be mindful that your phone is plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi, because this update is a whopping 1.4 GB. The most important thing about this update is that it brings the OnePlus 3 and 3T up to the latest monthly Android security patch, for August 2017, even before the OnePlus 5 gets it.
As always, there are improvements and bug fixes. This time, users are getting enhanced system fluidity and battery optimizations. There are fixes for sound channel errors while recording videos, calls being routed to speakers by third party apps, rendering issues with the Indian Kannada language and App Locker issues with third party apps.
There was one issue, which has been fixed, that was not noted in the change log which has been plaguing OnePlus 3 and 3T users: touch latency. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei confirmed it on Twitter:
Saw some confusion about this: OxygenOS 4.1.7 for 3/3T does indeed come with touch latency improvements.— Carl Pei (@getpeid) August 22, 2017
OxygenOS 4.1.6 is now rolling out over the air. The update is coming to OnePlus 3 and 3T devices on the heels of the OxygenOS 4.1.5 update, which was just withdrawn. The latest update is coming instead of 4.1.5, and is also based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. In fact, the changes brought by this update appear to be the same as the previous version, judging by the change log. So, it might be the case that there was simply an issue with 4.1.5, and 4.1.6 is simply a corrected version of the same update.
The 4.1.6 update will bring updates to network settings for some carriers, the OnePlus community app, and a 'WiFi no internet' indication icon. It will also include the latest monthly Android security patch. There's also been a brand new addition: system push notifications for priority information from OnePlus. And, finally, there have been a host of bug fixes (storage issues with third-party file managers, VoLTE issues with some SIM cards, connection problems with Android Auto) and optimizations (battery, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, proximity sensor, camera low light focus, expanded screenshots, system stability).
Have you received the latest OxygenOS update on your OnePlus 3 or 3T? Let us know in the comments.