OnePlus 3 – OnePlus 3T Android P update
Android and iOS devices are good at some points, but if we talk specifically about the update of the devices to the latest Operating System, Apple devices win, as Apple allows even old devices for the latest update in the operating system, but not in the case of Android devices, but OnePlus is here again to make the difference, as OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T to get Android P update soon, which is currently on Android 8.0 Oreo.
The official statement in the post by Gary C, Staff Member, OxygenOS Operations, OnePlus, published in the OnePlus forum confirmed that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will be getting the update for the latest Android P soon. And obviously the latest launch in the OnePlus family, that is, OnePlus 6, and the last year launched OnePlus 5, and OnePlus 5T will get the Android P update too. However the older OnePlus devices like OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, and OnePlus One won’t get any such updates.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) July 30, 2018
OnePlus 3 and 3T got the latest OxygenOS 5.0.4 update for camera improvements and the latest Android security patch, but Gary, clarified that both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T won’t be getting any further updates for Android Oreo, that is, Android 8.1, rather than this, company will focus and work on the Android P (Android 9.0) update for both the devices. Gary’s stated, “After internal discussions and evaluation, we have decided to focus our development resources on the Android P project instead of upgrading the device to Android 8.1”.
Android P has not launched yet, and recently launched OnePlus devices only got the Android P preview, but there was no mention of the release date for the update for the Android P on the OnePlus 3/3T, but Gary mentioned that the devices will get the Android P update in a descending order, with OnePlus 6 to get the Android 9.0 update at the first, OnePlus 5/5T be the second and OnePlus 3/3T at last.
With this statement of the Chinese smartphone maker, the OnePlus community is glad, as for the OnePlus 3/3T owner it will be very refreshing experience again, as OnePlus 3T, which was launched with Android Marshmallow or Android 6, already got update for Android Oreo, and now Android P is on the way.