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OnePlus upgrades its 2016-8 phones to August 2019 security patches

These older OnePlus flagships have access to new software patches. (Source: TechRadar)
These older OnePlus flagships have access to new software patches. (Source: TechRadar)
The OnePlus 3 and 3T are now about 3 years old. Despite this, they are still receiving new software updates from their OEM. The latest of these include new security patches for Android 9.0 (Pie). The same can be said for their predecessors, the 5 and 6 lines.

OnePlus has maintained its good relationship for supporting slightly older phones. Its 2016 and 2017 flagships, the OnePlus 3 and 5 series, have been updated to new versions of OxygenOS (OOS). These versions of its skin for Android (9.0.5 and 9.0.8 respectively) contain August 2019 security patches.

This means that, at this early point in the same month, these phones are members of a very exclusive club of phones with the same patch level. The others include phones of the Pixel line and the Essential phone thus far. Given that the OnePlus 3 is now over 3 years old, this is a particularly impressive feat.

What about this OEM's new and nearly-new flagships? Well, the OnePlus 6 and 6T also have new updates with new patch levels. They are for this phone's Open Beta program, however, and not the main stable OOS channel. As for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, they can access up-to-date previews of Android Q, the next upcoming major software upgrade, so no worries there.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08- 8 (Update: 2019-08- 8)