Timely updates to the Android OS has always been a point of contention, something that has often kept people from buying Android devices. OnePlus is hard at work, trying to change this perception about its brand. Today, they have announced the availability of Android 7.1.1, which should be rolling out via OTA. The update is rolling out for the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 3 only. If you’re a OnePlus 2 user or someone who was convinced of buying a OnePlus X, you’re going to have to wait for a taste of an official Nougat based ROM.
The update which is rolling out as OxygenS 4.1 brings a few minor changes and bug fixes that are universal to both the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 3. The entire changelog is listed below:
Overall, it seems to be that the update will being improvements to major components of the phone, such as the camera, better stability while shooting video and the ability to capture off-screen content while taking a screenshot. As of now, the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T are part of a very small circle of devices to be running Android 7.1.1, however, there might be a slight delay in the update rolling out to you because the company is sending the OTA out as a rolling update. However, given the company’s past record, you should be able to download the full ROM from their forums in a few hours, however, if the OTA is what you prefer, it shouldn’t be longer than a few days.
The OnePlus3T is the company’s latest flagship running on a Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. The OnePlus 3, a very able phone as we note in our review, runs on the Snapdragon 820 processor, but with the same amount of RAM. Both the phones are excellent value for money, although the OnePlus 3T does offer up to 128GB of on-board storage.