Today, OnePlus held an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit to answer fan questions. As per answers, the OnePlus plans to bring the Android Nougat update for OnePlus 3 pretty soon. Meanwhile, the OnePlus X has already received the Marshmallow update.
While OnePlus did not share a particular release date for the OnePlus 3 Nougat update, the company confirmed that it is ‘actively working’ on it. OnePlus can be expected to release the Android 7.0 update to its flagship smartphone pretty soon. However, if you don’t want to wait for next few months, you can install the Nougat on your OnePlus 3 via an unofficial CyanogenMod ROM. However, this hack comes with bugs that might offer frustrating user experience.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus X will start receiving an over the air [OTA] update to OxygenOS 3.1.3 which comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Although the company released a community build with the updated firmware to the OnePlus X last month, this will be the first stable build to roll-out. The new update is available for users currently running OxygenOS 2.2.3, 3.1.0, 3.1.1, and 3.1.2. You just need to check for updates on your phone. Once, it is available, you will be able to download and upgrade directly to 3.1.3 via OTA.
The new update will add several features to the OnePlus X including Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade, Launcher upgrades, new icon packs, Google search bar UI customization, Shelf UX improvements, General system performance improvement, Settings changes, New (native Android) app permissions, New Alert Slider settings with more customization options, OnePlus Music Player, OnePlus Gallery, October Android security patches, Gesture optimisations, and General bug fixes.
OnePlus has warned users that they might face some issues with the Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Google+ applications. The Facebook applications can be fixed manually by giving permission to use your phone’s storage. While the Google+ issues can be fixed by deleting the app, rebooting your device, and updating Google Play Services in the Play Store. One more reboot and you are good to go.
OnePlus also announced during AMA that it has no plans to release a smartwatch or other devices running other mobile OS. The company plans to remain an Android exclusive firm for the foreseeable future.