Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has kept its promise by getting OnePlus 3 users the latest Android Nougat operating system. When the company launched the OnePlus 3T in November it had promised to the buyers and also the OnePlus 3 users that they will heat the Android Nougat by the end of the year. And now, the beta version has finally been unveiled. On its forum, OnePlus has announced that the Open Beta 8 (built on Android Nougat) will not be available for the OnePlus 3 smartphone. Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus tweeted, “Open Beta users, we promised you something for November. Does anyone remember what?”
OnePlus 3 customers who are there on beta build program will get the update for the new beta ‘over-the-air (OTA), while those who are not there in the beta program will be able to manually install the OxygenOS Open Beta 8. OnePlus staff member Tony L on the forum wrote that the latest update to Android 7.0 Nougat will provide new notification design, multi-window view, notification direct reply, custom DPI support and new settings menu design. Added status bar icon options, improved shelf customisation and the quick launch for other apps are some of the other new features of the Nougat beta.
Since it is just a ‘Beta’ build, customers who want to install the update on their smartphones should expect some problems with the features, especially regarding the Android Pay, stability issues and performance. If the issues persist and the user wishes to go back to the previous Marshmallow version of the OS then the company warns that such a move will format the device, and hence should be contacted to the customer support.
For the uninitiated user, a beta build of an OS is a very unstable build in general and is open to many potential risks and hence might feel full of bugs. As of now the full version of the Android Nougat runs on Google Pixel devices and the LG V20. Even unlocked HTC 10 smartphones in the US have started to get the latest update. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S7 devices also as of now just support the beta for Nougat.