OnePlus 3 to get Android 7.0 Nougat update by the end of 2016

The OnePlus 3, the surprising contender with top-grade Snapdragon 820 specs and premium design selling for $400, half the price of your regular flagship, is about to get Android 7.0 Nougat update via an over-the-air update by the end of the year, according to Engadget who spoke with OnePlus head of software Brian Yoon.

An early 'community' build of Android 7.0 Nougat for the OnePlus 3 will be available this month, so early adopters and testers will be able to get it ahead of schedule and report any issues to iron out before the official release by year-end.

OnePlus has recently made a big restructuring within the company's software ranks: the company previously used two Android software solutions, Hydrogen OS for its China-bound smartphones, and Oxygen OS for its global phones. It decided to merge these two divisions into one, speeding up development and the pace of software updates.

By the looks of it, OnePlus will deliver the Android 7.0 Nougat update in about the same time as mainstream companies like Samsung and LG. LG has rolled out early Nougat builds for the G5, but the official, global roll-out is coming within the next couple of months, while Samsung has also started offering Nougat via its Samsung Beta program, with the official update coming within a couple of months.

source: Engadget



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I can't wait for it. But I'm waiting. I can't help it. 'cause it's exciting! I seriously hope it's properly scanned out from bugs.

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

If you're impatient, you can try out CM14.1 for your oneplus 3. The only bug is that battery stats don't readjust after charging to 100% and you need to restart to make them reset. The performance is flawless and the battery is unreal. I'm getting over 6.5 hours SoT within 1 day of installing the ROM. It will only improve with updates and setting up. I will switch to community build once they release nougat, but I can't go back to marshmallow now.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'll drop by to check it! Thanks.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I am surprised they already have a relatively bug free version out of CM 14.x. I thought they didn't have the theme engine ready for this version yet.

8. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Yeah, the theme engine is missing. But that's not a bug. You didn't have theme engine in OOS anyway.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True :) But am running Bliss rom, a spin off from CM and I do like the theme engine. I'll see what I do, wait for official Android 7, CM 14.x or Bliss

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I had all these OnePlus fans telling me that I needed to switch from Nexus to a OP3, because it also got fast updates and was stock Android. At this point Samsung is going to have nougat for their flagships before OnePlus does.

5. MrAnonymous

Posts: 95; Member since: May 25, 2014

Ahhahhhahahhaahhaa they promised volte for op2 a few months back and still no update.. Now nougat for op3.. Let's see when they're rolling out! -from an impatient op2 owner using xOS waiting for VoLTE update :(

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