The Android 8.0 Oreo went official in August. While making it official, it was announced by Google that a slew of smartphones that are eligible to receive the update will get the same by the end of this year.
The OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 are eligible to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Even Pete Lau, the OnePlus founder and CEO, confirmed that the yesteryear flagships - OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will receive the Android Oreo update later this year. In fact, recently, the Head of Product at the company revealed that the Android O update will be last OS update that these phones will receive.
Now, there is good news for the users of the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users. The company is testing the Android Oreo update on the OnePlus 3. The testing will soon start on the OnePlus 5 and 3T as well. After successful testing, the public beta of the update will be rolled out to these smartphones.
As per a report by Android Police, OnePlus is taking steps to fix the bugs in the closed beta and is also looking for a stable build of the update by mid-September. The public beta will be rolled out to the three devices by the end of this month.
In the last year, OnePlus 3 got the first open beta build of Android 7.0 Nougat after two months of its roll out. Now, it is planning to ramp up the speed of rolling out the update as the Pixel and Nexus devices got the Oreo update just two weeks back. We can soon expect to get an official confirmation regarding when the public OxygenOS beta will be rolled out to the OnePlus phones.