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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.

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.

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

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-03-27 (Update: 2019-03-27)
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I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.