Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

OnePlus 3 and 3T reportedly getting new HydrogenOS beta update based on Android 9 Pie

OnePlus 3 users in China have started getting HydrogenOS beta based on Android 9 Pie. (Source: OnePlus BBS)
OnePlus 3 users in China have started getting HydrogenOS beta based on Android 9 Pie. (Source: OnePlus BBS)
Users in China have reportedly started receiving the beta version of HydrogenOS based on Android 9 Pie. This comes after several months of internal testing of the Chinese-exclusive ROM indicating that the final version is not far off. OnePlus is yet to announce the roll out of OxygenOS beta based on Android Pie but given that the company has recently invited testers for a closed beta, global roll out can be expected soon.
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

It is not often that we get to see older Android flagships getting the latest OS updates but OnePlus is among the few OEMs that have committed to a long-term Pixel-like support for their devices. As per OnePlus's new Software Maintenance Schedule announced last year, all devices will get two years of major software updates and three years of security patches. We've known for some time about the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T getting updated to Android 9 Pie, but it has always been the question of when will we actually get to see it. Now, we are seeing the first signs of OnePlus actually seeding the update to Chinese users albeit in beta.

Reports are emerging that Chinese variants of the OnePlus 3 and 3T have started receiving a new HydrogenOS beta update based on Android 9 Pie. HydrogenOS is the China-exclusive variant of OxygenOS that runs on top of stock Android. This is the first public beta being rolled out in China after months of internal testing indicating that the final version is not far off.

We are not sure when the update will roll out worldwide for users on OxygenOS. Recently, OnePlus announced a closed beta program for OxygenOS based on Android Pie so it shouldn't be too long before the beta rolls out to testers globally with the final bits following shortly after.

Although it has been quite some time that OnePlus announced its intentions to skip 8.1 Oreo for Pie for the 2016 flagship killers, we are finally glad to see some traction in this regard. This makes the OnePlus 3 and 3T the only non-Google devices to get three major OS updates since launch.

Source(s)

The Android Soul via OnePlus BBS (1) and (2)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - Managing Editor - 1395 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
Though a cell and molecular biologist by training, I have been drawn towards computers from a very young age ever since I got my first PC in 1998. My passion for technology grew quite exponentially with the times, and it has been an incredible experience from being a much solicited source for tech advice and troubleshooting among family and friends to joining Notebookcheck in 2017 as a professional tech journalist. Now, I am a Lead Editor at Notebookcheck covering news and reviews encompassing a wide gamut of the technology landscape for Indian and global audiences. When I am not hunting for the next big story or taking complex measurements for reviews, you can find me unwinding to a nice read, listening to some soulful music, or trying out a new game.
contact me via: @Geeky_Vaidy
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2019 03 > OnePlus 3 and 3T reportedly getting new HydrogenOS beta update based on Android 9 Pie
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-03-27 (Update: 2019-03-27)