OnePlus announced last year that it will bypass Android Oreo for Android 9 Pie in its previous flagship models, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. While this brought excitement for OnePlus 3 and 3T owners, the Chinese OEM has not released the update. However, the stable version of Android Pie could be coming to the old OnePlus flagship models soon.
OnePlus is well known for sending timely software updates to its devices. But the company’s delay in launching Android Pie to the OnePlus 3 line has frustrated several users.
Of the company official forum flooded with queries by OnePlus 3 and 3T users about the Android 9 Pie timeline update, OnePlus Community Manager David Y, responding to inquiries, said that the devices will first receive an Android Oreo-based security patch. Once the update is sent to all OnePlus 3 and 3T units, the devices will receive the Android Pie update.
“The next update will be a security patch update based on Android O, then Android Pie,” David Y said on the forum.
While the users’ complaint and frustration are understandable, given that the update was delayed for almost eight months.
The community manager who hinted to users who inquired about the update said, “They can’t go and do something more meaningful than chasing after the update… (facepalm).”
To recall, last year OnePlus mentioned that updates will be delayed for the OnePlus 3 and 3T models as developers needed time to work on the Android Pie update for these devices.
Although OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and 3T will soon receive the Android 9 Pie update, the company has not revealed a specific date on when it will release the update to the devices.
The flagship OnePlus 2017 and 2018 models, the OnePlus 5, 5T, and OnePlus 6 They are already updated to Android Pie. OnePlus last year announced the OnePlus Software Maintenance Program under which all OnePlus models, including OnePlus 3 / 3T / 5 / 5T / 6 / 6T and future OnePlus phones, will receive two years of regular software updates starting from the release date.
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