Amidst the flurry of OnePlus 5 teasers and hype, the brand’s CEO Pete Lau has decided to take to Twitter to announce some important news about the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Both handsets are set to get promoted to Android O.
Android O hasn’t been rolled out yet, so naturally there’s no date set in stone for OnePlus’ release. To recall, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T came out running Marshmallow and have since gotten upgraded to Nougat, making the upcoming 8.0 update the phones’ second major OS upgrade.
While this is good news for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners, a number of OnePlus 2 users are understandably angry that their handset has only been promoted once. The 2015-era device initially ran on Lollipop and was upgraded to Marshmallow last year.
It follows that the OnePlus 2 is due to receive Nougat. The company had even promised this in June 2016 but hasn’t said a word about it since. Troublingly, a consumer recently posted an alleged transcript of a conversation they had with a customer support representative who stated that the firm has discontinued updates for dated devices.
Android Headlines reports that Android 7.1.1 was being tested on the OnePlus 2 in March 2017, so there is a chance the company will roll out one last major update for its former flagship. After all, if the OnePlus 2 is a dated device less than 2 years after its launch, that would make the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T dated devices as well in 2018.