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OnePlus One may get Nougat update

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OnePlus One owners might be in for a big surprise as the handset was apparently spotted on a benchmarking site running Android 7.0 Nougat. The company itself hasn’t hinted that it was planning on updating the device to Google’s latest OS.

To recall, the OnePlus One initially came out in 2014 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It got the promotion to Marshmallow back in April this year. The brand recently held a Reddit AMA session where it confirmed the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 2 would be getting Nougat at some point before the end of 2016.

The OnePlus One wasn’t mentioned at all, leading many to assume that the phone wouldn’t be getting a taste of Nougat in the future. This makes sense since the phone is more than 2 years old. Moreover, it runs on a Snapdragon 801 processor. The SoC’s graphic drivers are incompatible with Android 7.0, a problem which the OnePlus X also faces.

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However, the OnePlus One’s supposed presence on Geekbench changes that. There’s no way to determine whether this was an official test as of now. It’s possible the handset being evaluated is based on third-party firmware which is being developed by custom ROM developers.

A quick summary of the specs of the OnePlus One:

– Display: 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD, 1080p
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow)
– CPU: 2.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Battery: 3100mAh
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 64GB/16GB storage (not expandable)
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Size: 7.6 x 0.9 x 15.3cm
– Weight: 163g

Such unofficial software has been doing the rounds for the OnePlus One ever since Nougat was released. We’ll let you know if the company decides to officially roll out Android 7.0 for its oldest phone.