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