OnePlus offers a slew of powerful smartphone alternatives to devices built by tech leaders such as Apple and Samsung. Now the company is keeping up in software terms, too, as OnePlus One with Android 7.0 Nougat appeared on Geekbench.
This suggests that owners of the 2014 flagship could soon enjoy some of the neat features that the latest Google mobile OS is famed for.
OnePlus One rolled out during the summer of 2014, embedded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat. A few months ago, the device got the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, and at the time it looked like that will be the end of updates for OnePlus One.
It should be noted that the OEM did not officially announce Android 6.0 as being the last OS update for its first smartphone. However, seeing how Google usually provides updates to the Nexus devices for a maximum duration of two years, the logical deduction was that OnePlus will not be getting Android 7.0 Nougat.
Luckily for owners of OnePlus One, that does not seem to be the case, as the OEM is preparing a sweet treat for them. The OnePlus One was recently spotted at Geekbench. The figures are not that impressive, with a single-core score of 976 and multi-core score of 2,521, but the features of the new OS will make up for it. Speaking of performance, here is a list of tips to make your OnePlus One device run faster.
The phone that appears in the benchmark is holstering Android 7.0 Nougat, which means that the company might eventually send out the highly anticipated update to everyone who owns one. It may also mean that Android 7.0 Nougat will prove to be the last update that reaches the handset model.
Those eyeing the latest mobile hardware should know that OnePlus has another flagship smartphone in tow, and we might see it by the end of October. The purported OnePlus 3T should be a worthy replacement for the company's flagship, as it packs specs improvements, such as a faster CPU and enhanced camera.
Rumors claim that the OnePlus 3T makes use of a Snapdragon 821 SoC and 6 GB of RAM for processing power, and will capture stellar images via a main camera boosting Sony's IMX398 sensor. A recent speculation about the price comes right from Weibo and estimates that the OnePlus 3T will have a cost of $479.
OnePlus has a full schedule ahead, and we will make sure to keep you posted on the latest developments of the company.