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The ancient OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are still receiving routine software updates

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The ancient OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are still receiving routine software updates
Apart from Pixel phones, which are entirely “made by Google”, it’s practically impossible to think of any Android devices supported by their manufacturers from a software standpoint beyond the two-year mark.

Some OEMs even stop routinely upgrading the security of their handsets a year or so after commercially releasing them, but not OnePlus. This small but fast-growing company has already delivered one of the fastest Android Pie goodie packs to a non-Pixel phone, inching closer to an official 9.0 rollout for last year’s OnePlus 5 and 5T as well.

What’s perhaps even more impressive, not to mention highly unusual, is that the OnePlus 3 and 3T were also promised major Android P updates a few months back instead of arguably more trivial 8.1 OS enhancements.

While that’s presumably being worked on, the two 2016-released devices are still getting “general bug fixes” and fresh security patches. Today’s OxygenOS 5.0.7 OTA rollout start comes just a couple of months after a similarly minor OxygenOS 5.0.6 build, while back in August the OnePlus 3 and 3T also scored OxygenOS 5.0.5 updates.

That’s three rounds of bug fixes in the space of a little over 90 days, which is something other companies can’t even deliver for their hot new 2018 flagships.

With OxygenOS 5.0.7, the OnePlus 3 and 3T should not only boast better system stability than ever before, also rocking Google’s latest security patch level (the November package), with support for those ultra-affordable OnePlus Type-C Bullets earphones thrown in as an extra deal sweetener.

As always, you’re looking at an incremental over-the-air update, which means only a “small percentage of users” can download and install it right now, with a wider deployment to follow in the next few days.
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