OnePlus confirms Android O will be the last major OS update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T

Most OnePlus fans remember the way those who purchased the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X were treated when they asked the Chinese company to provide them with the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Things could have probably been different if OnePlus would have said these two smartphones will stay on Android Marshmallow in the first place. Well, it looks like the company has learned from its mistakes and is now communicating with its fan base more often than not.

Since many customers who purchased the OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 are wondering if they will be treated the same way OnePlus 2 and X owners were treated, the Chinese company has decided to come forward with an official statement and reveal its plans regarding the software roadmap.

OnePlus' Head of Product confirmed recently that the OnePlus 3 and 3T will receive the highly-anticipated Android O update at some point, but that will be the last major OS update these two smartphones will get.

However, if you've bought the OnePlus 5, then you can expect to receive one more Android OS update next year after Google releases it.

source: OnePlus

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30. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

It's so boring to stay with the same OS for ever. My old iPhone 5s is currently on its 4th iOS and will soon get upgraded to the 5th one. All the way from iOS 7 to iOS 11..... Amazing!

29. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

thats why i love my OP3 so much, thank you OP :)

27. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Oneplus on path to screw customers once again.

26. samgsam

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I'm happy with the amount of updates OnePlus provides in its open beta program. Even after they end the support, XDA is always there to support OnePlus devices.

23. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

This is why Android phones aren't worth any money. Pre-installed ads aka bloatware, poor support, lack of updates and security. Too bad that many people cannot afford iPhone and buy Android. I wish Windows phone wasn't dead.

24. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Funny because i own both 3t and new ipad pro, and i don't care about software updates if things works properly.

25. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

What a pathetic Android haters like you, did you just said the grapes are sour?

21. War_Destroyer

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 03, 2016

It wouldn't surprise me if OnePlus went under just as quickly as it rose up in popularity. At the end of the day they're just another unreliable Chinese company. I loved my OnePlus One and 3 dearly, even felt that it would give Samsung a run for its money, but I don't like the direction they've taken this year. I bought an S8+ last month, after not using Samsung since the S3, that's how bad and noncompetitive all these other brands have gotten.

17. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Nobody knew pixels exist. Normal people wont even recognize the phones or their first advice is get an iPhone or a Galaxy.

15. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

What a joke from Carl Pel, shamed on him, as idiot as the Oppo CEO. Another reason that why distribution on Android is unacceptable. I won't support OnePlus anymore.

14. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

With developer friendly, unlocked bootloader , I don't see that's a problem .

16. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Not everyone knows how to flash a custom ROM.

22. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Not everyone buy this phone

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

There's nothing that xda can't fix. They have great support for one plus devices.

10. black.inco unregistered

That's a shame.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Three Android versions in total (both the 3 and 3T shipped originally with 6) not that bad compared to many other brands.

19. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

At least they have two major software updates. Huawei phones just settle for 1 major update. My P8 is supposed to get Nougat version at it was originally launch with 5.0 in 2017. I don't have any news if it will ever be updated to Nougat. This is the reason why i don't want to buy the Mate 9 even if I like it very much.

28. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The OnePlus 3T shipped with 6 despite 7 already being out

5. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Well that's... UNSETTLING. I'll see myself out...

4. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

thats it. im not buying the 3 3t 4 4t 5 or 5t


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

That's why i am never buying an android device that is not made by Google. Software support is the most important thing after your honeymoon phase with your precious device.

3. Jacksie66 unregistered

I'm quite happy with my XZ premium. Sony are pretty good when it comes to updates. If my old z3 wasn't 32 bit architecture I'm sure sony would have updated it..


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

No matter how good the OEM is it will never match the source.

7. Jacksie66 unregistered

Very true. I would have loved a pixel xl but Google never actually released it here in Ireland. A joke..


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I didn't like Pixel XL because i hated the design, there was no dual speakers and because it was by HTC(Overpriced, Bad customer service). But i think the Pixel 2 XL should be fine.

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1489; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Software support works best if you plan to keep the same phone longer than 2 years... Before that then most mid-range and all flagship phones will be updated for at least 2 years or more. I change my phone every 2 years, so long term support like what apple do, does not bother me since I'm gonna get a new phone anyway.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Official Google support for major OS update is 2 years while security update is 3 years so there is no much difference between it and top Android OEMs, but what Google has over them is update speed & frequency. With Google in 2 years you get 2+ major OS update aside from what the device came with and several minor ones. While with other OEMs you get at best 2. So not really much of a difference but being the first to enjoy the latest and greatest is something you have to try to really appreciate.

18. Jason2k13

Posts: 1489; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

The average person don't care about the speed of updates, as long as their phone still works fine.

31. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I wouldn't care if my phone were an entry level / mid range priced one. But I wouldn't feel happy to have paid for a top end one and to get entry level support when it comes to updates.

20. Retro-touch unregistered

So basically you get the same as Oneplus. They give two major Android versions and will continue giving security updates after Android O

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