After the OnePlus 2‘s extremely tepid reaction, there were many celebrations when the OnePlus 3, and later the OP 3T, ended up being an arrival to form for OnePlus. With the organization’s consideration now on the OP 5, in any case, it won’t come as an enormous stun that Oliver Z, the organization’s head of product, affirmed that the OP 3/3T will not be given any major software updates following the Android O update.
In a meeting with OnePlus’ people group director, Oliver affirmed the inevitable move, however, the smartphones will, in any case, get security fix updates “for years to come”:
“Android O is going to be the last Android version update we’ll release for OP3/3T. We’ll continue to release security patch updates for the foreseeable future, and offer support for individual application updates.”
On one hand, I comprehend that the OP 3/3T will have received two noteworthy programming refreshes when Android O arrives, a calendar that even Google holds fast with Nexus and Pixel phones. Likewise, at least OnePlus will, in any case, issue security patches for the two phones. Then again, the 3T device has just been out for nine months, with the 3/3T apparently pressing more than adequate equipment to help no less than one more significant programming update past Android O.
Tinkerers do not need to stress too much; since there will undoubtedly be custom ROMs for the OP 3/3T because of their prominence in the ROM community. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you are somebody who likes to utilize smartphones as-is, I can feel your pain and agony. It is a hard pill to swallow that the 3T phones will inevitably become obsolete after 2 years, at least in terms of an operating system that is.
Additionally, finishing after the 3/3T’s Android O refresh is the Open Beta Program for the two phones. Oliver affirmed that OnePlus will utilize the program solely for the OnePlus 5.
With respect to the not so distant future, OxygenOS on the 3/3T will be updated to form 4.5 in the following month or two, however, a security fix will arrive “soon.” Finally, Oliver affirmed there are a few elements, for example, the OnePlus 5’s Reading Mode, that won’t stream down to the OnePlus 3/3T because of equipment constraints.
Generally, the news will come as a buzzkill for OnePlus 3/3T proprietors, however, what they should really dread is a repeat performance of the software update situation regarding the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X.