Android Marshmallow is coming to the OnePlus X next week, Nougat for OP3 also nigh
The reformed OnePlus, wholly focused on high-end smartphones and solid software support now, is definitely looking to tone down its controversial marketing ploys, but when it comes to public communication, there are no radical changes in the pipeline.
That’s a great thing, mind you, considering Pete Lau and Carl Pei’s very transparent policies implemented ever since the Chinese OEM was born in late 2013. OnePlus always tells it like it is, candidly breaking both good and bad news for its fans on various forums and online discussion boards.
Reddit is of course the go-to place for relatively frequent AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions, the latest one revolving around software development.
At long last, we have an official Marshmallow OTA deadline for the not-so-old OnePlus X, set to exit beta sometime “next week.” Too little, too late? Well, it’s clearly late, but not little, given Carl Pei has no plans to release a new 5-incher anytime soon, as “it’s too hard to fit a big enough battery” on there. Cherish this diminutive bad boy, folks, even though the Snapdragon 801 processor doesn’t support Nougat.
Speaking of, a timeline for OnePlus 3’s Android 7.0 makeover “cannot be shared right now”, but work is “actively” underway already. There’s hope for an over-the-air rollout by the end of the year, particularly with the OxygenOS/HydrogenOS merger explicitly aimed at providing “faster updates.”