OnePlus is one of the few brands in the world of Android that takes special care of its devices when it comes to software support. The company was amongst the first in the world to roll out the Android Pie update to its OnePlus 6 shortly after the Google Pixel phones got the update. The company also updated the older OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T to Android Pie later in the year. However, it was doubtful whether the company would give the Pie treatment to the two-year-old OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Good news is that OnePlus hasn’t forgotten the OnePlus 3 series altogether.
OnePlus community manager David Y took to the OnePlus forum to confirm that the company will roll out Android Pie for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T very soon. However, before Pie comes to these older Android phones, OnePlus will roll out the latest security patch along with some bug fixes. Once the security patch comes out, OnePlus will give out the Android Pie update to both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.
“The next update will be a security patch update based on Android O, then Android Pie,” said David. “Can’t you guys just go and do something more meaningful than chasing the update…(facepalm),” he jokingly added.
If Android Pie comes to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, it will be one of the few phones in the current times that gets a third major Android OS update. The phone was launched originally with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and received the Android 7 Nougat update. OnePlus also updated the OnePlus 3 and OnePLus 3T to Android Oreo which was assumed to be last OS update the handset will get. However, OnePlus surprised everyone by announcing an Android Pie update for the 2016 flagship killer.
The OnePlus 3 was launched back in 2016 as the third flagship launch of the company. The OnePlus 3 was a breath of fresh air after the unsatisfactory OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 3 offered a modern metal unibody design and an AMOLED display. Underneath, it was running on a Snapdragon 820 chipset along with 6GB RAM. It came with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. OnePlus rolled out the OnePlus 3T as a slight upgrade of the OnePlus 3 with a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 821 chipset and a 16-megapixel front camera.