OnePlus "actively working" on an Android Nougat update for OnePlus 3, OnePlus X to get Marshmallow next week

OnePlus today held an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit, answering some of the questions that fans had. One of the most important questions was: when will the OnePlus 3 be updated to Android Nougat?

Unfortunately, right now, OnePlus can't share a release date for the OnePlus 3 Nougat update. However, the company confirmed that it's "actively working" on bringing Nougat to its flagship smartphone (pictured above). Here's hoping that the update will be available to end users in the coming months. If you're the adventurous type, you can already install Android 7.0 Nougat on your OnePlus 3, thanks to an unofficial CyanogenMod ROM (though this has bugs, and obviously can't offer a frustration-free experience).

OnePlus also confirmed that the OnePlus X (its mid-range phone released last year with Android Lollipop on board) will start getting Android Marshmallow next week. Marshmallow will be the last major update that the OnePlus X is receiving, since it uses a Snapdragon 801 chipset (all devices powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 and 801 include graphics drivers that are not compatible with Nougat).    

Other two things that you may want to know: OnePlus currently has no plans to release a smartwatch, and no plans to develop devices running other mobile OSes (like Windows 10 or Ubuntu). So the company should remain exclusively committed to Android for the foreseeable future - we can't say we're surprised to hear this.

source: Reddit

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1. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Wow....almost a whole year after Marshmallow was released. I get that the OnePlus X probably didn't sell as many units as OnePlus 3 so they weren't focused on updating it, but god damn this is just sad.

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

It's just like any other non-flagship made from any other manufacturer. Mid/low end devices from Samsung/LG/Sony, etc are pretty much forgotten immediately after release. So, OnePlus isn't really much different than their competition in that regard.

2. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

I don't really care about Nougat just fix my dam Android Pay already.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'd be delighted to see Nougat on my phone soon, but as of now, I'm still happy with Marshmallow running smooth.

4. vishnu_ramesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

I am waiting for Marshmallow on my OPX. Sad that no Nougat for OPX :( At least, can the features of Nougat will be released as an update, since Oneplus has custom ROMs? Just like an UI update?

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

CyanogenMod has committed to making a Nougat rom for the OPX. Doesn't mean it's guaranteed, but keep an eye on either XDA, AndroidCentral, or other OPX forum for updates. You will have to root your phone. But the ROM community continues to develop for the phone. I've been using CyanogenMod 13 (6.0.1) for a while now, and it runs great. CM 14 (7.X) is going to be great as well when it's ready.

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