It seems OnePlus 3 owners won’t have long to wait for the Android 7.0 Nougat update to hit their handsets. OnePlus has confirmed that the device will begin receiving the first goods starting this month.
The update will first arrive as a Community Build which the company started doing with the release of Oxygen OS 3.5. These builds are near-stable and flashable by any user if they want to be ahead of the pack. This is so OnePlus can catch any last-minute issues that may occur.
If all goes well, OnePlus is looking to get the update out to everyone over-the-air by the end of the year. If you can’t wait long then our suggestion is to just go ahead and try the Community Build. Issues aren’t typically common, and when they do arise they’re usually minor and fixed very quickly.
As for older OnePlus devices, OnePlus says they do have plans to bring the Nougat upgrade out for folks still rocking those, but a timeframe has yet to be revealed. Sit tight.