Nougat has finally arrived for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, just within the time limit set by the brand. Not only that, it’s also begun rolling out a fix for the OnePlus 2’s network connectivity problem.
The Android 7.0 update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T has been sent out bundled within OxygenOS 4.0, an incremental upgrade. It’ll reach a small number of owners at first, before getting beamed out to a wider audience within a few days.
Other than the headline-grabbing Nougat promotion, OxygenOS 4.0 also contains a large variety of specific changes. There’s a new notifications design, custom DPI Support, multi-window view, notification direct reply, and settings menu UI. The OTA release also adds status bar icon options and better shelf customization.
OnePlus also mentioned that it was able to optimize and improve several key areas thanks to active user feedback and support. This back and forth proved vital to the OnePlus 2 since the last update it got brought about a major network connectivity issue.
Several users began reporting that their OnePlus 2’s signal kept dropping every few minutes after switching to OxygenOS 3.5.5 for the handset. The problem supposedly disappeared if a person went from mobile data to Wi-Fi and seemed to affect Reliance Jio and Airtel customers in particular.
The problem became severe enough for OnePlus to pull the upgrade. It’s now reissuing it in the form of the OxygenOS 3.5.6 Hotfix OTA update, specifically mentioning that it has fixed persistent network drops. The company’s forum post announcing the news also asks OnePlus 2 users affected by the IMEI loss concern to be patient as it’s still drafting a plan to resolve the matter.
OxygenOS 3.5.6 is again limited to a small percentage of owners for now. It’ll spread out to a wider release in the days to come.