Following the arrival of the updated OnePlus 3T and discontinuation of the original OnePlus 3, owners of the original device were feeling a little trepidatious that they may be left behind. We’ve already confirmed that updates for both devices will arrive at the same time, but we now have confirmation that the OnePlus 3 will get every update the OnePlus 3T receives, effectively adding six months to its update shelf life.
To be clear, the OnePlus 3, despite coming out six months earlier than the 3T, will continue to receive updates alongside the OnePlus 3T until the newer device reaches the end of its update life cycle. This is obviously great news for any OnePlus 3 owners worried about the update fate of their now “old” device.
The OnePlus 3 will continue to receive updates alongside the OnePlus 3T until the newer device reaches the end of its update life cycle.
Unfortunately, OnePlus doesn’t make any guarantees on exactly how long a device will receive support, so it’s hard to predict which Android version will be the last update you can expect for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Of course, even if we had a solid end date for support, that still leaves the question of OnePlus’ ability to deliver a new Android version in a timely manner.
Software has always been OnePlus’ biggest weak spot. Not the quality of the software, mind you, just the company’s ability to actually get it out. On this front it’s safe to say that OnePlus’ update reputation is… let’s say, besmirched. But it looks like the company is at least trying to turn that reputation around. Let’s just hope that this time the promise pans out.
What Android version do you expect to be the last for the OnePlus 3 family?