Even though OnePlus did not continue software support for OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T (released in 2016) got some attention from the company and were updated to OxygenOS 5.0.7 last year in November.
The two smartphones are still on Android 8.0 Oreo, which was released in 2017, and right when we thought that it would soon be updated to Android 8.1, the company skipped the updated, and it seems that it will jump straight to Android 9.
However, both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T would have to wait until the OnePlus 6/6T, and OnePlus 5/5T get updated to Android 9, which meant users had to wait a little longer.
Thankfully, the wait is over, according to XDA-Developers, who noted that OnePlus has just recruited testers for Android Pie (the HydrogenOS version) in China. This means that the beta update for H2OS might come next week.
The international testing has been around for a while, but the team had some issues with CTS, explained David Y., OnePlus Community Manager in a recent update:
“Latest Update: Hey guys, we found some issues in the Google CTS. Our software team is working on them and will have another round of CTS very soon. Considering HydrogenOS doesn’t have to pass the CTS, we may release Pie beta based on HydrogenOS early this week.”
OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will soon get Android Pie
The upgrade will be globally released after the team fixes some of the issues.
The two handheld devices, although pretty old, are still viable smartphones that can be used for social media, calls, YouTube, and light gaming, explained XDA-Developers’ Aamir Siddiqui, adding that the “Android Pie update will be a welcome addition to the whole mix and will add onto the life of this impressive device.”
OnePlus 3/3T users will surely enjoy the upgrade once it goes global.
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