Oneplus fans are anxiously waiting for more information about the company’s next flagship smartphone. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has provided a bit of information today which concerns the company’s existing handsets. Lau has confirmed that the next major Android release, currently referred to as Android O, will be coming to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T when it finally goes live later this year.
Lau confirmed over Twitter that people were asking him about Android O being released for these handsets so he thought it was prudent to confirm that the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will both be updated to Android O when the time comes.
OnePlus released the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T last year. Both handsets were running Android 6.0 Marshmallow when they arrived. Since Android devices are covered for major updates for at least two years, it’s not surprising to know that they will get the Android O update in due time.
You can imagine that this announcement hasn’t made a lot of OnePlus 2 owners happy. They would like to get Android O for their handsets as well but since their devices are over two years old, it’s unlikely that OnePlus is going to release the update for that handset.
Lau obviously didn’t say when the Android O update will be released for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, that’s because Google hasn’t confirmed when it will release this update. It hasn’t even confirmed what Android O is going to be called officially.
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