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Android 8.0 update is now available for OnePlus 3 and 3T phones

Android 8.0 update is now available for OnePlus 3 and 3T phones

This makes the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T the first smartphones from the company to receive the Oreo update. The Oxygen OS 5.0 comes with update to Android Oreo and adds Parallel apps, in simple terms - split screen style feature to the OnePlus 3 and 3T.

If you have already updated your OnePlus 3/ 3T smartphone to Android 8.0 Oreo, do let us know about the experience in comments. The company confirmed the software update roll out via blog post. The manufacturer has promised only two Android version updates, not two years' worth of updates. Now it looks like the older devices are getting the latest Android OS.

Now, the official OnePlus forum has revealed that the yesteryear flagship smartphones - OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have started receiving the OxygenOS 5.0 OTA update. From the same, it is clear that the update has brought in support for Parallel Apps, Picture-in-Picture mode, auto-fill, smart text selection, September security patch and the new Quick Settings design. The bigger OnePlus 5T will get the open beta version of Android Oreo in late December 2017, with no word on the final OTA update. However, this works for OnePlus as the company now has to roll out Android Oreo and Android P for the device fulfilling the mandatory 2 updates policy. This ends a long string of OxygenOS betas and opens up time and resources to bring the same beta to the OnePlus 5 pair before the year ends. "The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we'll begin a broader rollout in a few days", Jimmy Z, OxygenOS product manager, OnePlus, said in a statement. Alternatively, you can also go to Settings System Updates Check for Updates.

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And in the launcher, the company has added notification dots, new app folder and in the camera, the user can now be able to upload photos directly on social media platforms with Shot on OnePlus water-mark.

The OTA will probably be a bittersweet moment for OnePlus 3 and 3T owners.


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