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

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Aug 2017, 18:19

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...

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posted on 11 Aug 2017, 18:34 17

1. CEDEOTB (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Nov 2016)


Im done with OnePlus , they're not even the flagship killer anymore.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 18:36 6

2. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 213; Member since: 28 Feb 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.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 18:50

3. Jacksie66 (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Feb 2017)


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..

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 18:59 1

6. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 213; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 19:19

7. Jacksie66 (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Feb 2017)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 19:27

9. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 213; Member since: 28 Feb 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.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 20:20 2

12. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 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.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 20:33 2

13. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 213; Member since: 28 Feb 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.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 22:49

18. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


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

posted on 4 days ago, 22:48

31. path45th (Posts: 44; Member since: 11 Sep 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.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 23:31

20. Retro-touch (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 18:52 5

4. you_sukk_it (Posts: 116; Member since: 11 Apr 2017)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 18:56 7

5. kiko007 (Posts: 5388; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Well that's... UNSETTLING.

I'll see myself out...

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 19:21 2

8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3578; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 23:31

19. cocoy (Posts: 55; Member since: 30 Oct 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.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 10:23 1

28. UglyFrank (Posts: 1939; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 19:49 3

10. black.inco (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Aug 2017)


That's a shame.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 20:00 2

11. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2178; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 20:55 2

14. karas (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


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

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 21:21 1

16. maple_mak (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Not everyone knows how to flash a custom ROM.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 00:56 4

22. iushnt (Posts: 2259; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Not everyone buy this phone

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 21:20 1

15. maple_mak (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Dec 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.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 22:07

17. Bfrenz (Posts: 192; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


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

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 00:06 1

21. War_Destroyer (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Nov 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.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 03:00

23. MattPerkins1 (Posts: 61; Member since: 25 Mar 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.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 05:40 1

24. Diezparda (Posts: 889; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


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

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 05:43

25. maple_mak (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


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

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 08:28

26. samgsam (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Mar 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.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 09:07

27. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Oneplus on path to screw customers once again.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 12:27

29. skyline88 (Posts: 610; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


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

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