OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T devices are now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat based OxygenOS (OOS) 4.0 Update. The company had announced earlier that the OnePlus 3/3T would be updated before the end of 2016, and it seems like they have kept their promise. OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei, announced the Nougat OTA Update on their forums with much excitement from the community. The stable release of OOS 4.0 has started rolling out to users worldwide.
The OTA update should notify users automatically in the notification bar. If not, you can force check for the update by heading to Settings, System Updates. The file size will come up to 1GB, so we recommend using a stable WiFi connection to download the update.
If you are impatient and do not want to wait till the rollout hits your device, you can try installing a VPN app and setting the location to elsewhere. This will force the device to check for the update in the international servers. Users have reported that setting one’s location to Germany works.
The OxygenOS 4.0 update is not based on Android 7.1 but on Android 7.0. This is a bit odd as 7.1 is the latest version, but it seems like OnePlus had to cut corners to make it into their deadline. New features include a redesigned notification menu, custom DPI, Direct Reply, Multi-window and a whole lot more. There are also improvements to OnePlus’s Shelf. The update brings up the security patch level to December 2016.
With this update, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will now run on the same software. This means that OnePlus can push out the updates simultaneously to both devices in the future.
The company also launched the Open Beta Program for OnePlus 3T users along with a first Beta build. The Open Beta is likely to continue for the OnePlus 3 like in the past. The company also announced that OnePlus 2 devices would get the Nougat update too, but no ETA was provided.
Have you received the update for your OnePlus 3/3T? How is your experiences? Let us know in the comments section.