OnePlus 3 getting second Android 7.0 Nougat beta build, here is what's new

OnePlus announced it will update both its high-end smartphones to Android 7.0 Nougat. The Chinese company also said that the update will drop for both the OnePlus 3 and 3T by the end of the year.

However, before getting the Android 7. Nougat update, OnePlus 3 users can enroll in the beta program to receive community builds before the official release. These builds aren't available for OnePlus 3T owners though.

Anyway, if you've been part of the OnePlus 3 beta program then you already received the first Android 7.0 Nougat beta build not long ago. Today, the handset maker released the second Nougat beta build for the OnePlus 3.

The update is rolled out as OxygenOS Open Beta 9 and brings several optimizations, but very few new features. Most of the update is about general bug fixes and tweaks meant to streamline Android 7.0 Nougat before the final release.

According to the official changelog, OnePlus has added expanded screenshots and implemented some shelf design optimizations.

As mentioned earlier, more optimizations to the general UI and DPI have been added too, along with battery enhancements, stability and performance optimizations.

If you've already installed the previous open beta, you will receive the new one via OTA (over the air), but if this is the first beta you want to install on the OnePlus 3, you will have to flash it by ADB sideload.

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

OxygenOS Beta 9... Too bad I do not own a OnePlus device, as I would very much like to taste what OxygenOS is made of.

2. TheNippleOfWisdom

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

I have a feeling it will taste like Nougat ;)

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Well, before they combine Hydrogen OS and OxygenOS, mostly it was 95% stock experience with additional gesture and UI customization such as black theme, different buttons colors and etc.. After they combined both OS, they were even more UI touch up here and there, overall still stock experience, but with more sugar top compare to pre version 3.5

4. Daremarvell

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2016

Good device hope it will be available in Nigeria?

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