Android 8.0 Oreo Closed Beta Available For Select OnePlus 3 Owners, Public Beta For OnePlus 3T/3 & OnePlus 5 To Debut Before October


OnePlus does not have a clean record when it comes to delivering timely updates. The company even denied the second major update to its flagship - the OnePlus 2 and the budget friendly OnePlus X. However, OnePlus is now looking to do some damage control by working on Android 8.0 Oreo update for the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and the OnePlus 5.

Closed Beta for OnePlus 3

As we reported earlier, the company also announced it publicly that the OnePlus 3/3T will get Android Oreo update soon. According to the latest report, OnePlus 3 was spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo in closed beta. It is quite surprising that the company is testing it on OnePlus 3 that was unveiled in June 2016 instead of the more recent OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 3T. We don't know why OnePlus chose OnePlus 3 for beta testing, but the good news is that the company has finally started working on the Oreo update.

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Plagued with bugs

Users enrolled in the closed beta have received a message from OnePlus stating that the current Android 8.0 build is full of bugs. The build is reportedly plagued with many issues - NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, hotspot/tethering, and more functions are not working properly. Besides, OnePlus also warns that the OTA or any other update may cause more issues.

Despite the number of issues on the current build in closed beta, OnePlus is expecting to have stable builds ready by the mid of this month for the OnePlus 3/3T and OnePlus 5. We can expect Android 8.0 public beta to debut before October. If OnePlus sticks to the timeline as promised then it could be a milestone in its update history.

Last major update for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

As sweet as it sounds, but Oreo will be the last treat for the OnePlus 3/3T, after that both the devices will not get any major update except for security patches.

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