OnePlus has begun the process of releasing core apps within OxygenOS, their version of Android, to the Google Play Store. This allows for the apps to be developed independent of OS releases which, in turn, makes updates faster on the apps while concentrating the major system releases on new features and fixes.
This step is very similar to what Google themselves have been doing over the past 18 months and other manufactures such as Samsung and Huawei have been doing recently too.
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OnePlus has begun the process of rolling out an update to OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The updated version is 4.1.7 and brings a handful of fixes, security improvements and optimizations to the Android-based platform.
The August 2017 Android Security Update is included in the 4.1.7 build, bringing it up from the May 2017 patch, the last time the OnePlus 3 and 3T so an OS update. This makes the 3 and 3T one of just a handful of phones outside of Google’s own Nexus or Pixel devices that have the August update.
OnePlus has also optimized the battery and improved overall system fluidity which should make these devices a feel a bit snappier when you are using them. What exactly was improved here was not outlined in the release notes but users are reporting that these are positive steps in usability.
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Good news for those of you who have a OnePlus 3 or 3T. Pete Lau, the Founder & CEO of the company has confirmed via Twitter that Android O will be coming to the 3 and 3T once it is released.
The question, of course, is when? OnePlus has been catching a lot of grief lately because of previous commitments to get Android Nougat out for the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X. Those updates simply haven’t happened and at this point, could well never happen. So while the company’s CEO has said it will be coming, there are probably more than a few OnePlus 3 & 3T owners that are hesitant to believe it.
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OnePlus has rolled out another small but significant update to OxygenOS 4.0 for their OnePlus 3 and 3T. The update bumps the build up to 4.0.3 and contains a number of bug fixes and patches. Two of the items addressed in the release have to do with Wi-Fi, with IPv6 now supported and an improved Wi-Fi Switcher. This feature will switch your connection over to data if your Wi-Fi signal is consistently poor.
The camera app has also been updated, increasing stability in the app according to the release notes.
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A little over a week after the initial Nougat-based OxygenOS 4.0 release, OnePlus has released a small update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The new OxygenOS 4.0.1 build is rolling out to both devices currently and is primarily focused on addressing bugs and stability issues with the OS on these devices. As OnePlus does, the update will be released to a small number of users first then roll out to the larger population as confirmation all is well with the update comes into them.
As for what is addressed, probably the biggest news is the updated APN settings. After the initial OxygenOS 4.0 update, many 3 and 3T owners had network connectivity issues with their carrier. This update should resolve those issues. However, in the posting announcing the update, OnePlus is saying that if you still have issues, to manually adjust the APN settings or, worst case, report it to the product team at OnePlus with your phone model and carrier involved so they can help identify the issue and resolve it.
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OnePlus has begun rolling out OxygenOS 3.2.8 for the OnePlus 3 but before you get all excited, no, it’s not Nougat. Not yet at least. The update is a small one but does bring several improvements and fixes to the OP3, the company’s flagship device until a couple of weeks ago with then 3T was announced. Still, OnePlus has remained committed to getting software updates out for both the 3 and the 3T and even though this update isn’t Nougat, that is expected before the end of the year.
So what’s in this update? Quite a few nice changes and updates
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After being announced a couple of weeks ago, the new OnePlus 3T is now available for you to order. The flagship device brings some nice improvements and updates from the OnePlus 3 including a 128GB storage option. Powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor quad-core processor, the 5.5″ phone comes with 6GB of RAM and starts with 64GB of onboard storage. The 64GB model starts at $439 and is available in Gunmetal Grey and Soft Gold (currently not in stock). If you want the 128GB model, that is $479 and is only available in the Gunmetal grey color. Both storage sizes are in stock and orders today are shipping and arriving by November 29th according to my order.
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