OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

The moment you've all been waiting for has finally come, as OnePlus announced the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update is now available for two of its popular flagship: OnePlus 3 and 3T.

Two months ago OnePlus released a beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo for OnePlus 3, but the update was available to a limited number of users. However, the company promised to make the update available to everyone by the end of the year.

Although we can't say the same thing about the newly announced OnePlus 5T, it makes perfect sense for the Chinese company to choose to upgrade two widespread products rather than one that hasn't yet made its debut on the market.

In any case, if you own a OnePlus 3 or 3T, you should soon be able to download the Android 8.0 Nougat update. The OTA (over the air) update is pushed incrementally, so only a small number of users will get it today, but more will capture it in the next few days.

If you want to know what's new in the update that's not usually included in Android 8.0 Oreo, OnePlus published a short list of improvements:

  • Update to Android O (8.0);
  • Added Parallel Apps;
  • Added Picture in Picture;
  • Added Auto-fill;
  • Added Smart text selection;
  • New Quick Settings design;
  • Updated security patch to September.

  • Added notification dots;
  • New app folder design;
  • Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus.

In the same piece of news, OnePlus announced that its latest flagship, the 5T will receive a similar update in early 2018, so if you plan on getting this one, you'll have to wait a little bit longer.

source: OnePlus

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1. matistight

Posts: 1029; Member since: May 13, 2009

That's embarrassing. They clearly had time to put 8.0 on the 5T if they did it on the 3 and 3T

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

This gives them the excuse to tell that they gave 2 major updates, when it's basically 1.

2. mdorno

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Downloading now.

12. mdorno

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

With Nova launcher installed I haven't noticed any real differences.

22. matistight

Posts: 1029; Member since: May 13, 2009

They are so minor that it is confusing why 8.0 isnt on the 5 and 5T. It is mainly stuff behind the scenes.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The last updates they'll ever receive based on 1+ track record.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not only according to track record, OnePlus themselves had confirmed O will be the last major update

6. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn, that blows.

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

So basically only 1 big update for the 5T.

16. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Isn't the same true for the note 8 and v30 as well.

26. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Samsung provide 2 major OS update. To prove that, S6 was released with Lollipop but it was updated to Nougat.

28. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Yeah, I owned the S6 previously. But Oneplus does the same too. Oneplus 3/3T was released on Marshmallow, got updated to Nougat and then Oreo now. With 5/5T they release with Nougat and will get Oreo and P. Which is the same as Note 8.

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

This article is on the 3/3T not the 5T.

15. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I don't see an issue with that. Every Android phone except pixel only get 2 major updates. If you think the S7, or the HTC 10, or the G5 or whatever Xperia came last year with 820 will get Android P, you're delusional. You need to understand that OP3 was $400 for a phone with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM, a configuration that will only be standard in 2018. Not to mention it did pretty good in almost all categories and had almost zero flaws. I'm a OP3 user and as long as I get security patches for the next year, I'm happy.

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The problem with this is that OP3 only has a small selection of devices and that the 3T was updated version of a device. So they're resources aren't stretched across 50+ devices and they shouldn't be releasing a device half a year later for it to have the same support as the prior device. The OP2 didn't even get a version update, it's on the same version as the OPO? How does that make sense?

20. Retro-touch unregistered

Why exactly are you bringing up the OP2? You also have zero idea about the resources the company has to dedicate to software support and are blabbing about them not having 50 devices. I swear comments are filled with stupid people pretending to know everything about things they don't know and worse yet complaining just for the sake of complaining

29. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Less number of devices means less revenue as well, which thins the resources. You get what you pay for. 1.5 years ago I was a college student and didn't have the money to buy the big name brands. OP3 provided me an amazing experience and comparable(if not more) updates to a flagship phone. Now I am strong financially and will probably buy a pixel/iPhone/S9+ next year. Maybe you have a lot of expectations.

27. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Sony and Samsung are the only OEMns I knewwho support 2 major updates. I think they were going to update flagship phones released last year to Android P. Just like what thwy did to Z3 and S6

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

There are certain requirements that phones shipping with Android 8 must meet. It's easier for OnePlus to ship this phone with Nougat and then upgrade to Oreo as to sidestep this. Stop all of the whining.

8. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

OnePlus has a great community support. Custom rooms will be available hopefully.

9. Rocket

Posts: 704; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

They added the spyware app too or not?

17. unmaskedfalesh

Posts: 29; Member since: May 18, 2014

that's a nice trick, launch new flagship and shut old flagship owner's mouth by providing them the update!!

19. grk007

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Oneplus one of the Few manufacturers to provide Oreo for a 2016 device in 2017

24. dampv

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

updated security patch to "September" lollllll

25. drdaly

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

Already done it yesterday., Didn't feel much difference

31. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The difference isn't of visual importance this time... It's mostly tweaks and how things are done in the background.

30. Moelwekil

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

be able to download the Android 8.0 Nougat update i Guess it should be Android Oero 8.0 not Nougat!

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