Android 7.0 Nougat brings significant updates to phones relying on Google's mobile OS, and the commended OnePlus devices are no exception to that rule.
OnePlus recently announced its customers that it plans to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat to its OnePlus 3 handset by the end of this year. The helm of the company, Pete Lau, confirmed that the Android 7.0 Nougat update will light up the screens of OnePlus 3 this Christmas.
Keep in mind that the OnePlus 3 phone came out carrying an out of the box Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and the company is determined to bring the latest mobile Google OS to the device. A tweet from Pete Lau shows the company working on having Nougat on its OnePlus 3 devices.
— Pete Lau (@petelau2007) October 4, 2016
In a Reddit ask me anything session, OnePlus shared with its fans the fact that it is "actively working" to give them a piece of Nougat, as soon as possible.
According to reports, the OnePlus 2 will join the Nougat-laden devices one month after the update lands in the OnePlus 3. Confirmation about the OnePlus 2 receiving the update appeared in an interview that Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus, had with XDA developers.
One notable absence from the company's promises of a sweeter OS future is the OnePlus X. No official news came about Android 7.0 Nougat landing on the device, but courageous users have an alternative. Those who are more tech savvy can load up CyanogenMod on their smartphones, which enables them to use Android 7.0 Nougat. However, keep in mind that the OS is not guaranteed to work without a glitch, so if you go for it on your OnePlus X, know that you are taking some stability risks.
There are many reasons why users would like to move on from Marshmallow and run the latest Android OS. The Nougat features multi-window support, VR support (Daydream), Quick Switch, as well as bundled and interactive notifications.
Seamless updates and instant apps are other pluses of the Android 7.0 Nougat.
What is more, the software sports a new data saver feature that can halt apps from using 3G and 4G data in the background. The feature also enables users to configure their device so that it only does updates when a Wi-Fi connection is available.
Aside from the OnePlus devices, a slew of other smartphones will be getting Android 7.0 Nougat. Take a look at the full list, which includes handsets from manufacturers such as Nexus, Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola and HTC.