A company that advertises its products as ‘flagship killers’ needs to not only keep up with the hardware specifications on premium smartphones but also the software aspect of its smartphones. It seems like OnePlus finally had this epiphany as the company will reportedly bring a beta ‘community’ build of Android 7.0 Nougat for its smartphone OnePlus 3 this month.
After the release of beta ‘community’ build this month, the company will be rolling out the full Android 7.0 Nougat update for OnePlus 3 by the end of this year, as per a report by Engadget. Further, the company’s Head of Software Brian Yoon has reportedly confirmed that older devices like OnePlus 2 will also be provided with the Nougat update. However, no timeline regarding the same has been shared.
Earlier this year, the company told its fans during a Reddit AMA that it was “actively” working on bringing the latest Android update to OnePlus 3. Then last month, company’s CEO Pete Lau posted a short clip on Twitter that showed the “N” logo of Android 7.0 Nougat on the display of a OnePlus 3 smartphone.
The company has been further tipped to launch an upgraded version of OnePlus 3 smartphone, dubbed OnePlus 3T, with Snapdragon 821 chipset and Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box on November 15. OnePlus 3T is expected to feature a design similar to the OnePlus 3.