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Yes, the OnePlus 3 and 3T will get Official Android 8.1 Update

Yes, the OnePlus 3 and 3T will get Official Android 8.1 Update
Yes, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will get the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update officially!!!

Today, OnePlus during OnePlus 5T A.M.A (Ask Me Anything) session on OnePlus forums announced that the OnePlus 3 and 3T would get Google's latest Android 8.1 Oreo update.

When asked by a OnePlus user Abhishek Sukumar about Android 8.1 Oreo for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, OnePlus Staff Member Adam Krisko replied "Yes, later."


Google recently announced Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview for the Google Pixel and Nexus Smartphones. The Android 8.1 Oreo new feature includes Black and White Themes According to Wallpapers, new Power Menu, Settings, Oreo Easter Egg, and more.

Recently OnePlus started rolling out official Android 8.0.0 Oreo update with OxygenOS 5.0 to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Get ready OnePlus 3 and 3T users, Android 8.1 Oreo is around the corner.

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OnePlus 3/3T OxygenOS 4.5.0 update brings Shot on OnePlus Camera Watermark, Scheduled night mode, and more

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are receiving an incremental update to OxygenOS version 4.5.0, which brings mostly new features and bug fixes while remaining on Nougat. The Shenzhen-based company doesn't exactly have a great reputation for updating its devices, so this is nice to see.

Going with the latest trend, OnePlus has Added Shot on OnePlus watermark in the Camera Application. Other noteworthy changes include new lift up display, Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode, Network speed in status bar, OnePlus Slate font, Redesigned Dash Charge animation System stability and battery improvements.


The Company has also added Schedule Night Mode feature which will get automatically enabled. OnePlus has also redesigned the photo editor in Gallery and Caller UI. 

OnePlus has already started working on the Android Oreo update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Recently, Hydrogen OS Firmware based on Android 8.0 Oreo got leaked and is available to download for the OnePlus 3T.

 That said, This OxygenOS update should be rolling out to all users over the coming days.

Android 8.0 Oreo based Hydrogen OS Screenshots running on OnePlus 3T

Android 8.0 Oreo based Hydrogen OS Screenshots running on OnePlus 3T
OnePlus has already confirmed that the "Flagship Killer" OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T won't be getting any major OS updates after Android Oreo. Additionally, OnePlus has already started testing Oreo for both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

Just a few days back, we reported that the leaked HydrogenOS Firmware based on Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for the OnePlus 3T. This Firmware is for their Chinese customers with Chinese and English language support. The Firmware comes with few Pre-installed Chinese apps and has no Google apps included, but you can download and flash it manually.
A XDA user "loveuhp" Installed the Firmware and shared some of the Screenshots of his OnePlus 3T running Android 8.0 Oreo (Hydrogen OS).

As you can see in the below Screenshots, the Hydrogen OS has it's own UI, Quick Setting tiles, Android Market and Icons. It runs on the latest September 2017 Security patch.
Android 8.0 Oreo based Hydrogen OS Screenshots running on OnePlus 3T
Here's another Image showing the latest new Android 8.0 Oreo Emoji. You also get an option for Light and Dark theme, which is quite surprising as the Stock Android Oreo is now having having any theme support. The user also published a YouTube Video showing the whole UI.
Android 8.0 Oreo based Hydrogen OS Screenshots running on OnePlus 3T
That said, you can download the Firmware from XDA, and follow this Guide on How to Install Firmware on OnePlus 3/OnePlus 3T. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus 3T Android 8.0 Firmware (HydrogenOS) Leaks; Here's how to Download and Install

OnePlus 3T Android 8.0 Firmware (HydrogenOS) Leaks; Here's how to Download and Install
OnePlus has already confirmed that the "Flagship Killer" OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T won't be getting any major OS updates after Android Oreo. Additionally, OnePlus has already started testing Oreo for both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

However, there's no information about Android Oreo update hitting these two devices yet. But, Thanks to the leaked HydrogenOS Firmware, you can now Install Android 8.0 Oreo update on your OnePlus 3T.


Since this is an Unreleased Chinese Firmware, we won't recommend you to Install it on your OnePlus 3T. This Firmware is for their Chinese customers with Chinese and English language support. The Firmware has no Google apps included, but you can download and flash it manually.

You can download the Firmware from XDA, and follow this Guide on How to Install Firmware on OnePlus 3/OnePlus 3T. We'll update this Article with Screenshots pretty soon, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus 3/3T won’t get any major OS update after Android O

We all know that OnePlus is one of the fastest when it comes to updating it's flagship Smartphones to the latest Android OS. Additionally OxygenOS's stock-like interface has never taken too long to update.

OnePlus has reportedly confirmed that the "Flagship Killer" OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T won't be getting any major OS updates after Android O. OnePlus 3/3T are one of the best Smartphones of the year 2016 and there's no excuse to drop support for a device this soon. Not cool, OnePlus.


However, the company says that it will continue rolling out Security Patches. The OxygenOS 4.5 with August security patch for both the devices is on it's way.

That said, Google might unveil the final Android O this month. There's no information regarding when OnePlus will be rolling out the final Android O for its devices.

OnePlus 3T vs Moto Z2 Play: Specs Comparison

OnePlus 3T vs Moto Z2 Play
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat | OxygenOSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorQuad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetSnapdragon 821Snapdragon 626
GPUAdreno 530Adreno 506
Display
TypeOptic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Screen Size5.5 inches5.5 inches
Memory
Internal64 GB32/64 GB
RAM6 GB3/4 GB
Camera
Primary16MP PDAF, f/2.0, OIS12MP PDAF, Laser AF, f/1.7
Secondary16 MP5 MP
Battery and Power
Type3400 mAh | Dash Charging3000 mAh | Turbo Charging
Price
Indian Rs.Rs. 27,999Rs. 28,999
Which one would you choose?

OnePlus 3 and 3T Receives OxygenOS Open Beta 18 and 9 Update

OnePlus 3 and 3T Receives OxygenOS Open Beta 18 and 9 Update
Chinese smartphone firm, OnePlus has released a new OxygenOS Beta update to the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The OnePlus 3T receives OxygenOS Beta 9, and the OnePlus 3's version is OxygenOS Beta 18.

Unlike the previous update which focused on adding new features, the new beta update fixes various bug fixes caused in the last update. For example, the duplicate notifications bug has been fixed in this update.



Furthermore, the new beta also updates OnePlus Community app to V1.9, it also fix sending files via 3rd party applications like Shareit or Xender. Take a look at the complete changelog of the update below:



  • Updated OnePlus Community App to V1.9
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed occasional duplicate notifications
    • Fixed expanded screenshot duplicate stitches
    • Fixed app locker
    • Fixed inaccurate battery percentage
    • Fixed certain display issues with OnePlus Font
    • Fixed certain display issues in the weather app
    • Fixed camera occasionally unable to open
    • Fixed sending files with 3rd party apps via hotspot
    • Fixed inaccurate displayed network speed when activating hotspot

The update is slowly rolling out in all the countries, but it will take some time to reach your smartphone. Also, you will receive the update only if you're in the Open beta program previously. 

Via: OnePlus

May 2017 Security update for OnePlus 3/3T also fix VoLTE issue on certain Jio SIM cards

May 2017 Security update for OnePlus 3/3T also fix VoLTE issue on certain Jio SIM cards
Recently OnePlus announced that they will be updating the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T to the Android O, when available. The company also revealed that the OnePlus 3T will get discontinued later this year.

OnePlus has now started pushing OxygenOS 4.1.5 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the OnePlus 3/3T. Unlike the previous update which focused on adding new features, the new update fixes various bug fixes caused in the last update. For example, the VoLTE issue on certain Jio SIM cards has been fixed in this update. 



Furthermore, the update also says optimised power consumption, which means that the devices will deliver better battery life. Take a look at the complete changelog of the update below:


New additions:
• Added system push notifications for important information from OnePlus

Updates:
• Updated network settings for select carriers
• Updated OnePlus Community app to v1.8
• Updated Android Security Patch level to 1st May 2017
• Modified WiFi no internet indication icon

Bug fixes:
• Fixed storage issue present on 3rd party file managers
• Fixed VoLTE issue on certain Jio SIM cards
• Fixed connection issue on Android Auto

Optimizations:
• Battery
• WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS
• Proximity sensor
• Camera low light focus
• Expanded screenshot

Other changes:

• Enhanced system stability

The update is slowly rolling out in all the countries, but it will take some time to reach your smartphone. Also, you will receive the update only if you're in the Open beta program previously. 

OnePlus 3T Will be Discontinued Soon; Company Says Grab the Phone at the Earliest

OnePlus 3T Will be Discontinued Soon; Company Says Grab the Phone at the Earliest
OnePlus has confirmed that its six-month-old flagship phone OnePlus 3T will be discontinued by the end of this month in most of the countries such as the US, Europe, and the UK. The Chinese company has informed the news on the OnePlus forums. 

However, they would still sell the phone in some countries such as India until the end of 2017. However, in other countries, the phone will be sold till the stock lasts. 


OnePlus issued a statement as follows for the Indian market- “The OnePlus 3T (both 64GB and 128GB variants) will continue to be available for purchase in India until later this year. OnePlus products and accessories are available through all three official sales channels, including oneplusstore.in, Amazon.in and the OnePlus Experience Store in Bangalore.”

So, this essentially mean that OnePlus 5 launch date is nearing. OnePlus also said that they will continue to provide the support for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 as they are doing it now. 



OnePlus 3 and 3T Receives OxygenOS Open Beta 15 and 6 Update With Incoming Call Gestures and Bluetooth Optimizations

OnePlus 3 and 3T Receives OxygenOS Open Beta 6 Update With Incoming Call Gestures and Bluetooth Optimizations

OnePlus is pushing a new software update to the users of OnePlus 3 and 3T in the form of OxygenOS Beta 6 for the OnePlus 3T and OxygenOS Beta 15 for the OnePlus 3. With the latest update, the company is fixing various bugs along with some new features as well. 

The update brings a new incoming call interface along with new gestures. Now, you can lift an incoming call by just swiping down above the screen, whereas to reject a call, you have to swipe up above the screen. 

OxygenOS Open Beta 6/15 Changelog: 
  • New dialer and incoming call interface 
    • We created a new answering mechanic to go along with the refreshed UI below: Swipe down to answer and swipe up to reject an incoming call 
  • UI optimizations for Messages, Settings and Contacts 
    • Refreshed UI 
  • New action bar for Messages and Settings 
    • Collapsible and expandable action bar (more to come in the future) 
  • Optimized high power usage notifications 
    • Optimized the system which notifies you when apps are using a lot of battery 
  • Bluetooth optimizations 
  • Night mode optimizations 
  • Bug fixes
Besides, the company is adding a new interface to the Settings, Calls, and Messaging apps as they are slowly moving away from the stockish Android UI. The update also brings new Bluetooth Customizations with aptX codec to better audio quality via Bluetooth devices. 

The update is currently rolling out for the users under OpenBeta OS, and later on, all the features will be added to the stable build of the OS. Have you received the update? Let us know in the comments section below. 

OnePlus rolls out Open Beta 14 and 5 for OnePlus 3 and 3T with bug fixes and improvements

OnePlus has now started rolling out Open Beta 14 for OnePlus 3 and Open Beta 5 for OnePlus 3T users. Both the beta updates are exactly the same in terms of features along with an identical changelog. This new update is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

OnePlus 3/3T users who are already running preview Open Beta (13 and 4), should be automatically notified of these new updates. The OTA update weighs in at 1388MB. 

The new update brings bug fixes and other optimizations to both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T including Bluetooth improvements, GPS and Night Mode optimizations, Launcher fixes and other optimizations. In addition to, the community app has been updated to version 1.8.

If you’ve already flashed a previous Open Beta build, you will receive this update via OTA. If you haven’t, you will need to flash this build by ADB sideload. You can grab the files of Open beta 5 and 14 for the OnePlus 3 and 3T from the below link. 

OnePlus 3 OxygenOS Open Beta 14 | OnePlus 3T OxygenOS Open Beta 5

OnePlus 3 and 3T Users: Gear Up for Experiencing More Oxygen OS Features in Coming Days

OnePlus 3 and 3T Users: Gear Up for Experiencing More Oxygen OS Features in Coming Days
If you ask me: Which new brand's smartphone gets regular software updates? The immediate answer from me will be 'OnePlus'. Ever since the OnePlus 3T release, the Chinese vendor is betting big on the software updates department. The OnePlus 3 and 3T users received Oxygen OS 4.0 update based on Android Nougat on January 1, 2017. 

After that, OnePlus has updated both the OnePlus 3 and 3T for nearly five times fixing most of the bugs and adding new features. Recently, OnePlus announced the OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for both the OnePlus 3 and 3T users, and the surprise was the addition of new features. 



If you look at the changelog closely, OnePlus has added a new feature: Secure Box, which locks your files, photos, and other media files by setting a PIN code or pattern, same as what Samsung  is offering with the Samsung KNOX. The company has also introduced Quick Pay to help the people from demonetization. A special DND mode while gaming will help most of the users out there. 

All said, the Oxygen OS will soon become a feature rich OS, which was once known for its stockish Android UI.

Google assistant is now rolling out to the OnePlus 3 & 3T

Google assistant is now rolling out to the OnePlus 3 & 3T

At MWC 2017, Google announced the Google Assistant for all Android devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android Nougat with Google Play Services.

Today, OnePlus on their Twitter handle officially announced that the Google assistant is now rolling out for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, while there's no information on when the Google's AI will be available for the OnePlus Two, OnePlus One and OnePlus X which still runs Android Marshmallow.



Google Assistant, the personal digital assistant for Android phones, once you try it, is incredibly useful. You can get a daily weather reports in your area, traffic on your commute, and what you have on your calendar for the day. You can also have complex conversations with your phone.

Just long press on the Home button or say “Ok Google” to get started!

Via: OnePlus (twitter)

OnePlus announces "Midnight Black" version of the OnePlus 3T

After the huge success of OnePlus's latest limited "Colette Edition" version of the OnePlus 3T which went on sale in Paris on 21st of March, The company has announced a new limited edition Midnight Black OnePlus 3T for those who have been waiting for a darker version of the handset.



OnePlus 3T Midnight Black is the latest edition to the OnePlus family. With space-grade aluminum and three dark coatings at just 14 microns thick, the OP3T All-Black maintains the natural look and feel of metal. It comes only in 128GB Storage option. 
OnePlus announces "Midnight Black" version of OnePlus 3T


It costs $479/€479/£439 and will go exclusively on sale at 4pm GMT/9am PST on Friday, March 24 at hbx.com (Hypebeast). There will only be 250 units available for this pop-up sale, though. If you live in North America or Europe or Asia, you can grab the device at OnePlus.net for a limited time “at a later date”. It will be available in India on Mar 31, 14:00 (IST) at Oneplusstore.

Back in black.

OnePlus announces "Midnight Black" version of the OnePlus 3T

OnePlus announces "Midnight Black" version of the OnePlus 3T

The OnePlus 3 or 3T might have a slightly tilted camera bump


This might surprise you, but your OnePlus 3 or 3T might have a slightly tilted camera bump. Incase you find a noticeable tilt, You're not alone!
A number of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users are reportedly having a peculiar issue with the camera bump. According to a thread on OnePlus subreddit, some camera bumps on the two phones are slightly tilted one way or the other.



Interestingly, the issue is not present with all the units. Only the camera bumps on some units appear to have a more noticeable tilt, than on others and this doesn't affect your Camera performance at all!



As you can see in the photo above (Shared by reddit user @hyperjit), the camera bump appears to be slightly crooked

Source: Reddit | Via: Mobilesyrup

OnePlus 3/3T gets OxygenOS 4.1 (Android 7.1.1)

OnePlus 3/3T gets OxygenOS 4.1 (Android 7.1.1)


After testing OxygenOS (based on Android 7.1.1) beta 12 for the OnePlus 3 and beta 3 for the OnePlus 3T, OnePlus has finally started pushing Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the OnePlus 3/3T.

Here's the changelog for OxygenOS 4.1 (Android 7.1.1), which is the same for both phones:-
  • Upgraded Android 7.1.1
  • Updated Google security patch to 1st March 2017
  • Added expanded screenshots
  • Improved picture taking of moving objects with blur reduction
  • Improved video stability when recording
  • Improved WiFi connectivity
  • Improved Bluetooth connectivity
  • General bug fixes


This OTA is incremental and is now rolling out for a small percentage of users, OnePlus will begin a broader rollout in a few days. The download page has not been updated with the latest firmware of OxygenOS 4.1, So you might have to wait a little to Install this latest OS on your OnePlus 3/3T.


Source: OnePlus (OP3T) | OnePlus (OP3)

OnePlus announces limited "Colette Edition" version of OnePlus 3T

OnePlus announces limited "Colette Edition" version of OnePlus 3T


The company started teasing a new device color back from last week, and now the Company has officially unwrapped the limited edition "Colette Edition" version of OnePlus 3T.

OnePlus 3T colette edition is the latest edition to the OnePlus family. With Matte Black color, the device comes only in 128GB Storage option. It costs 479 Euros and will go exclusively on sale at colette in Paris. Few first buyers will also receive a free pair of OnePlus Bullets to go along with their device.

OnePlus has only 250 colette edition in store, you can grab one at at colette in Paris on 21st of March at 11AM.

Source: OnePlus

Nougat-based Hydrogen OS 3.0 is now available for the OnePlus 3/3T

Nougat-based Hydrogen OS 3.0 is now available for the OnePlus 3/3T


Before the starting of 2017, OnePlus started rolling out OxygenOS 4.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat update for the OnePlus 3/3T. But, now there's a new Nougat firmware for the OnePlus 3/3T, and it's not Oxygen.

The company has released Hydrogen OS version 3.0 which is based on Android Nougat for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. This custom rom is for their Chinese customers with Chinese and English language support. The rom has no Google apps included, but you can download and flash it manually.



Download Hydrogen OS 3.0 for the OnePlus 3/3T here-

Hydrogen OS 3.0 for OnePlus 3: Download Here

Hydrogen OS 3.0 for OnePlus 3T: Download Here


Source: OnePlus

OnePlus and Meizu Caught cheating popular benchmarking apps

OnePlus and Meizu Caught cheating popular benchmarking apps


A few years ago, Samsung, HTC and a few other companies were caught manipulating performance of their smartphones to score high in various benchmark apps including GeekBench and Antutu Benchmark.


According to latest reports from XDA, OnePlus and Meizu is targeting specific applications like AnTuTu and Geekbench to boost the clock speeds of the chipsets inside the OnePlus 3T and Meizu Pro 6 to score high. 

“OnePlus was makings it CPU governor more aggressive, resulting in a practical artificial clock speed floor in Geekbench that wasn’t there in the hidden Geekbench build. It wasn’t based on the CPU workload, but rather on the app’s package name, which the hidden build could fool.”



However, OnePlus has promised that they will remove these tweaks in a future update.

“In order to give users a better user experience in resource intensive apps and games, especially graphically intensive ones, we implemented certain mechanisms in the community and Nougat builds to trigger the processor to run more aggressively. The trigger process for benchmarking apps will not be present in upcoming OxygenOS builds on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

XDA have included multi-core throttling results and graphs to elaborate "How manufacturer discovered doing this". You can check them Here.


OxygenOS 4.0.2 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T

OxygenOS 4.0.2 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T


Following the OxygenOS 4.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat which released before 2017, the company is now rolling out OxygenOS 4.0.2 OTA update for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T.

Apart from Android 7.0 Nougat Interface and Features, Here are some highlights of OxygenOS 4.0.2 update for the OnePlus 3/3T-

  • Improved Shelf Customization
  • Updated APN Settings for select Carriers
  • Fixed Proximity Sensor bug during calls
  • Fixed Google Play Store download bug
  • Increased System Stability
After update, users might face fluctuations in WiFi connectivity according to OnePlus.  

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