It's official: OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are receiving the highly anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo by way of the incremental rollout of OxygenOS 5.0.
On an interesting note, that also means that the 2016 smartphones are getting the Android update ahead of the more recent OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.
One Plus 3, OnePlus 3T Get Android Oreo Flavor
Back in June, OnePlus promised that Android 8.0 Oreo will make its way to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, and now it's making good on its word.
In a post in the OnePlus forums, the company highlighted what OxygenOS 5.0 is bringing to the table. Besides what's to be expected from Oreo, it's adding parallel apps, picture in picture, auto fill, and smart text selection to the mix.
The Quick Settings is getting a new design as well, and the September security patch is coming along too.
Meanwhile, the launcher is receiving some upgrades too, including notification dots and a new app folder design. Users will also have the option to directly upload photos to Shot on OnePlus.
As mentioned earlier, it's an incremental update. That means it's not landing on every OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T out there just yet, but it's expected to reach more and more users in a "few days."
Android Oreo Coming To OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T In 2018
When the OnePlus 5T was made official, it came running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. As anyone can imagine, plenty of fans were pretty disappointed by it, not to mention that it doesn't even have wireless charging too since OnePlus says Dash Charge is a lot better, but that's a whole different story.
The question now is when will the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T receive Android 8.0 Oreo? The smartphone maker said it'll be sometime in 2018. To put two and two together, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have a couple of months' head start — or perhaps a year, depending on how things will turn out, but based on the company's release history, that's a bit of a stretch.
Long story short, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are already getting Android 8.0 Oreo, while the newer OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are stuck with Android Nougat until 2018.
At that, even other flagships nowadays don't run on the latest Android version yet, including but not limited to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30. In other words, OnePlus's 2016 phones are gaining the edge over other recent models in terms of software.