- OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T now receiving latest OxygenOS 4.1.0 update
- The latest update upgrades operating system to Android 7.1.1
- The update is incremental and will see broader release in coming days
OnePlus on Thursday started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based OxygenOS 4.1.0 update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. The new OxygenOS update brings several new features to the two smartphones, including the March Android security update. The new update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are identical in terms of changelog.
OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 3 new features with Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based update
OnePlus’s OxygenOS 4.1.0 (Android 7.1.1) update upgrades the operating system to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It also adds support for expanded screenshots while improving on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. For camera performance, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T can take better pictures of moving objects with blur reduction, and also have improved video stability when recording. Apart from the aforementioned features, the new OxygenOS 4.1.0 update for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T also brings general bug fixes. As revealed by Google earlier this month, the March Android security patch fixed 22 high severity issues and 11 critical problems.
OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 3 OxygenOS 4.1.0 rollout schedule
Similar to previous updates, OnePlus says that the OTA will be rolling out gradually, which will mean that it will be available to a small percentage of users starting Thursday, and a broader rollout to all OnePlus and OnePlus 3T buyers can be expected in a few days. The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users can manually check for the update by heading to Settings > About Phone > System Update.
To recall, OnePlus rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat-based OxygenOS 4.0 update back in January to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. Last month, the company rolled out OxygenOS 4.0.3 update for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T which fixed two major vulnerabilities of older OxygenOS versions associated with the bootloader on the smartphones.
OnePlus promised to push-out its Android 7.0 Nougat update to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T before the end of the year.
And the Chinese smartphone startup managed to meet that deadline – by a hair’s breadth.
On the last day of 2016, Carl Pei – co-founder of OnePlus – confirmed when smartphone owners could expect the new mobile operating system to drop.
OxygenOS 4.0, which is build on the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, started to roll-out in the final hours of 2016.
There are a number of new features included in software update, including a brand-new notifications and settings menu design.
OnePlus has also tweaked the multi-window view, following the bump up to Android 7.0 Nougat.
OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners will also be able to action and reply to messages from within the notification itself – a first for OxygenOS.
2) Android N stable OTA for the OP3 and the OP3T. Gradual rollout will begin later tonight.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) December 31, 2016
Carl Pei wrote on the official company blog: “For those who were on previous versions for the OnePlus 3, we appreciate your active feedback and attempts to reach out to us.
“With your help, we have been able to better optimise and improve several key areas.
Thank you for your patience and as always, we look forward to hearing your continued feedback.”
According to OnePlus, the software upgrade will become available to users via an over-the-air update.
The company is planning a staggered roll-out, so it might take a few days for the update to appear on your device.
To check for updates on your OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T, navigate to Settings > System Updates > Check For Updates.
Those who cannot wait for the over-the-air update to drop on their device can manually download the Android 7.0 update and sideload it onto your device.
OnePlus 2 receives OxygenOS 3.5.5 update, still Marshmallow
While the OnePlus 3 and 3T are apparently set to receive their updates to Android 7.0 Nougat before this year is over, the same probably can’t be said for the OnePlus 2. Last year’s flagship from the Chinese upstart may taste Nougat itself, but the day when that happens isn’t today.
Instead, owners of the OnePlus 2 will be getting a new update based on Marshmallow, namely OxygenOS 3.5.5. This has started rolling out incrementally, which means the over-the-air update will reach a small number of phones today, and a broader release will follow in the next few days
The new software version comes with the December security fixes, VoLTE functionality enabled for some carriers, App Lock, Battery Saving Mode, Gaming Mode, additional options for the Alert Slider, a new design for the volume adjustment bar, Shelf optimizations, increased system stability, and the usual unnamed “general bug fixes”.
This also introduces the new OxygenOS UI to the OnePlus 2, along with an updated UI for the Clock app. Google’s Clock, Calculator, and Messages will be replaced by stock OnePlus apps if you’ve never updated them. If you like Google’s versions better, you can always download them from the Play Store afterwards.
OnePlus notes that many of the phone settings will be reset to default after the update – the device name, ringtones, accent colors, and status bar battery indication.