The Android 7.0 Nougat community build for the OnePlus 3 will be ready by November, says a top OnePlus official.
Majority of the smartphones in the market run on Android operating system (OS). Software updates to the Android OS excites many customers as they bring along new features, performance boost, bug fixes and more.
Android 7.0 Nougat is available only on several Google devices and on some newly-launched handsets. Some companies such as OnePlus uses a tweaked version of Android OS — Oxygen OS — which can delay the release of the software update.
Android 7.0 Nougat Time Frame For The OnePlus 3
The Chinese smartphone maker launched its latest flagship — OnePlus 3 — in mid-June and the device comes running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is highly likely that the OnePlus 3 will be one of the first OnePlus phone to get Android 7.0 Marshmallow software update.
According to reports, OnePlus 3 owners will not have to wait long for Android 7.0 Nougat update. Brian Yoon, the head of software at OnePlus, has confirmed that a Nougat beta "community" build will be ready for the OnePlus 3 by November. The OnePlus 3 is also expected to get an over-the-air (OTA) software update by the end of this year.
Will OnePlus 2 And OnePlus One Also Get A Software Update?
OnePlus 2 owners should not be disappointed as Yoon also confirmed that the flagship of 2015 will also get a software update. However, Yoon did not reveal a timeframe for the release of the software update.
The company's first handset, OnePlus One, which was launched in 2014, came running on Android 4.4 KitKat. Over the years, the mobile phone has received several updates. Currently, the OnePlus One is running on a custom version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Yoon did not confirm any software update for the OnePlus One; however, a previous Tech Times report suggests that the device was spotted on GeekBench running on Android 7.0 Nougat. This gives a glimmer of hope to OnePlus One owners that they will also receive the latest mobile operating system.
The OnePlus One runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and some reports highlight that the chip is not compatible with Vulcan API, which is required for Android Nougat. It is likely that the OnePlus One will receive a tweaked version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
Although, Yoon has confirmed that Android 7.0 Nougat update will be rolled out to users in December, an exact release date remains unknown. Customers will have to wait slightly longer to get an exact release date of Android Nougat for their OnePlus 3.