OnePlus 5 smartphone is about to be launched, but the Chinese manufacturer is not leaving its previous flagships unattended. The company has informed that the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones too will get the latest Android O. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has tweeted that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones will receive Google’s latest Android operating system. The CEO has not mentioned any timeline on the update, but obviously, it will only come after Google finally makes the Android O available for everyone. Currently, the Google Android O is still in its beta stage.
While the company has assured that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T device users will get the Android O update, it has not provided any information on whether there will be any update available for OnePlus X and OnePlus 2 smartphone users too. Both OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X were launched in the year 2015. OnePlus 2 users have always complained about how the company has ignored the device when it comes to providing support and updates directly. Last time also, OnePlus only rolled out an incremental OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 2 smartphone. Earlier, OnePlus had already axed the OnePlus X smartphone, which was a mid-range device.
A lot of you have been asking, so I’m proud to say Android O will come to OnePlus 3 and 3T.
— Pete Lau (@petelau2007) May 31, 2017
Pete Lau had tweeted: “A lot of you have been asking, so I’m proud to say Android O will come to OnePlus 3 and 3T.” At the annual I/O conference at its Mountain View headquarters in San Francisco earlier this month, Google had said “Android O” – that will be released later this year – would bring more fluid experiences to the devices as well as improvements to areas of the phone called ‘vitals’ like battery life and security.
Last week only, OnePlus had announced that OnePlus 3T will be out of production and get discontinued globally. However, in its blogpost, OnePlus also mentioned that it will continue to bring software updates and support for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Also, in India, OnePlus 3T will continue to sell. Ahead of the upcoming launch of the new smartphone, Lau has indicated in a post on Weibo, OnePlus 5 will be the thinnest flagship.
Meanwhile, OnePlus seems to be ready with the next flagship OnePlus 5. It is promised to launch in summer, and earlier on Wednesday company started conducting an online poll for users to select the design of retail box that they would like to see when it launches.