OnePlus is working on bringing latest software updates to all generations sold by the company. According to a recent report by Engadget, the company is planning to bring the latest version of Android, Android Nougat 7.0 to OnePlus 3 before the end of the year. The report says that the company will bring the beta version of Android Nougat 7.0 based Oxygen OS to its Community Builds before the end of this month with the final version rolling out before the end of the year.
The company teased that it is working on Android Nougat 7.0 a few weeks back in a teaser video on its Twitter account. OnePlus has received a lot of criticism for the slow pace of updates to its limited product lineup. The company has merged the OxgenOS, the global variant of its Android forked system and HydrogenOS, the variant shipped with OnePlus devices sold in China to improve the software update speed. This has resulted in improved alignment of resources and faster pace of updates.
The company also outlined its detailed Beta program in a blog post giving details about Android development in the company and the different branches like the internal build, community build and stable build. OnePlus has reassured users that it is working on Android Nougat updates for OnePlus 2 users. One this to point is that the track record of providing updates has vastly improved with the launch of OnePlus 3. However, things have not improved for OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X users.
OnePlus announced the rollout of new Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 based Oxygen OS 3.1.4 to OnePlus X users in coming days. This is the second update that the company has issued in a long time. The first major update (Marshmallow update) was pushed in October. The new update doesn’t bring any groundbreaking changes and limits itself to bug fixing for launcher and screen brightness while improving system stability and Google Security Patch for November. This comes right after the official confirmation that OnePlus 3T will launchwith Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 on November 15,2016.