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 released OxygenOS 4.1.3 this morning for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The update brings a host of improvements to the flagship devices along with upgrading the platform to Android Nougat 7.1.1. For those who aren’t OnePlus users, OxygenOS is the company’s version of Android. It is actually a very-near stock Android experience with a few tweaks and is a solid performing platform that OnePlus has been continually updating these past few months.
As has been the case in the past, OnePlus is slow rolling the OTA update out to users. Therefore, it could be a few days before everyone sees the update hit their devices.
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OnePlus took to Twitter today with some good news for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners. Google Assistant is coming your way. The built in assistant, which Google announced was coming to all devices running Marshmallow and Nougat, has been slowly making the rounds as manufactures work with Google to get it on their devices. OnePlus is just one of the latest but it is good to see that manufactures aren’t standing in the way of getting it out to customers.
If you own a 3 or a 3T, like other devices who have already received Google Assistant, there isn’t anything you need to do other than make sure you have the latest build of the Google Search app on your phone. That more-or-less tells Google your phone is ready to be updated on the backend.
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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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Keeping with their self imposed end-of-2016 deadline, OnePlus has released the Android Nougat based OxygenOS 4.0 update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The update was released very late on December 31st, hitting the deadline and the update is now making its way out to all owners of the 3 and 3T. While it still may take a few days for your phone to see it, it is out and it is only a matter of time.
The update is all focused on Android Nougat. The release notes in the OnePlus forums essentially highlight all of the features of Nougat and speak very little of any other changes that the company has made in their custom version of Android.
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