OnePlus 3/3T won't receive any major software update following Android O

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Things could have probably been different if OnePlus would have said these two smartphones will stay on Android Marshmallow in the first place.

A community manager posted an update to the fan forums about software support for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, both released during the course of 2016.

While Android O will be the last major OS update for the OP3/3T, Oliver does promise that the devices will continue to receive updates for the "foreseeable future". He further revealed that the Android O update will be rolled out along with security patches and individual app updates as well for the near future.

Following the launch of new OnePlus 5 in June this year, the owners of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were left quite perplexed as to whether their devices, now the older models, would continue getting software updates from the company.

Also ending after the OnePlus 3/3T's Android O update is the Open Beta Program for the two phones.

While this isn't really a surprise, it will come as a blow to OnePlus owners who aren't upgrading to the new and more expensive OnePlus 5.

After the OnePlus 2's very lukewarm response, there was much rejoicing when the OnePlus 3, and later the OnePlus 3T, turned out to be a return to form for OnePlus.

While the OnePlus 3 is fairly old at this point (in terms of smartphone shelf-life at least), the OnePlus 3T is just nine months old and many buyers will be a little miffed at this news.

Oliver also added that the August security patches for the OnePlus 3 and 3T will to be released "soon" while the OxygenOS 4.5 build will be out "in the next 1-2 months". This program, says Oliver, will now focus on the OnePlus 5.

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