Android 7.0 is being tested on the OnePlus One, but it's not an official version

Android 7.0 is being tested on the OnePlus One, but it's not an official version
You might not expect the OnePlus One to receive the update to Android 7.0. After all, the phone is more than 2 and a half years old and has already been updated three times. One reason to believe that Nougat will not be available for the phone has to do with the dated chipset that drives it. The Snapdragon 801 SoC is a few generations old, and is known for powering former flagship models like the HTC One (M8) and the LG G3.

It seems that the OnePlus One was spotted on GFXBench, and Geekbench, both showing Android 7.0 running the show. This got several people excited, thinking that an update to Nougat was being prepped. But if you still use the OnePlus One, don't get worked up. The version of Android 7.0 being tested on the phone is not an official release. In fact, it is a third party ROM that we told you about last August. Taken from the AOSP source by XDA member updateing, almost everything was working on the ROM back then except for the video camera and the stock keyboard.

The OnePlus One is not going to be officially updated past the current Marshmallow build. If you want to run Android 7.0 on the phone, you will have to rely on the work of a third party developer like updateing.

source: Geekbench via (translated)

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

One more year and it will be official. Poor Android lovers!!!!!!!

5. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Imagine if you will. iOS is like a bowl of plain gruel. Each update, they might add a little blob of jam or a sprinkle of some chocolate flakes on it. But it's still gruel. Android is like a meal from a fancy restaurant. Sure Each update might add a bit of garnish here and there, but even older versions are still 5-star meals. So yeah, just because there's a new android update out there, doesn't make the old ones bad or useless. Even Froyo or Gingerbread blows your precious iOS out of the water. So I guess it's more like "poor jealous you" ;)

8. sukrith2194 unregistered

It's better than having 5years of support which causes more problems than what each of them fix and slow down your old devices so much that people are forced to upgrade the phone... Whereas in android, 2yrs of support means that stable os comes to android with almost no issues and the devices are as fast as the time it was purchased... After which the user still has an option to update to a comparatively stable custom ROM with great support! I don't see any of that on iOS!

10. kshavm

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 31, 2016


2. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

You guys make it such a big deal for phones to get updates for android. Despite it apple is still being hacked so much for a reliable and safe os

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm running a beta of 7.1.1 on my Nexus and Google Now is contextually aware, it answers all the same questions as those phone reviewers are so amazed about... which is odd, because I though that Android assistant was supposed to be exclusive to the Pixel... or am I simply really mixed up?

7. sukrith2194 unregistered

Well the app and server of Google now is same as that of assistant... So it's just basically the same... Assistant just converses more!

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, I'd rather stick COS 11 based on kitkat than "upgrade" to stock Android Nougat...

6. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Xiaomi mi3 has received 7.0 unofficially and it's 95℅ stable both AOSP and beanstalk

9. kshavm

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Hey Phonearena, not every device that gets to Geekbench is being tested for Android 7.0? That's a funny -- and surely click-bait -- title you are using here, because many phones have gotten CM14 and they all run 7.0, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN they are being "tested" for Android 7.0. One blog gave you first hint of this Geekbench sort of Android 7.0 testing, and that for Galaxy S7, for which you didn't give them any credits, and now you arr doing such articles. For the S7, there is no CM14 or any other AOSP ROM that could get the device 7.0 build, so it was to be official 7.0 firmware in testing. But when you do this sort of articles for any device on earth, especially those like OnePlus One where CM development is positive, and as such these are bound to appear with Android 7.0 on Geekbench -- you guys look poor and sick! No respect for you, sorry! (Even though you have incredible writers in Peter, Paul, etc. and the latest one in Ben R.) Hope Alan learns to not cover such kind of poor click-baiters!

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