Google and its OEM partners promise two years of major Android platform upgrades for smartphones. The handsets also get an additional year of security updates but it’s very uncommon for a device to get more than two major updates. OnePlus wants its devices to be the exception here which is why the company has now confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will both receive the Android P update.

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Going by the rule, many had obviously assumed that the Android 8.0 or Android 8.1 Oreo update would be the last major release for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. That will no longer be the case as these devices will get Android P, but at a cost.

OnePlus says that the two handsets will receive Android P but they won’t get Android 8.1. They will jump from Android 8.0 to Android P so that the development resources are better utilized. These devices will also be at the end of the numerical priority list, the OnePlus 6 will get Android P first, then the OnePlus 5/5T, and so on and so forth.

OnePlus adds that the decision to bypass the Android 8.1 update has been made so that the OnePlus 3/3T owners can get the new features and improvements that Android P brings to the table. I’m sure many users won’t mind as they’re getting an unprecedented third major Android release for their handsets anyway.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android P, OnePlus, Oneplus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

ProductOnePlus 3OnePlus 3T
Display Diagonal (inches)5.5" (14cm)5.5" (14cm)
Megapixel Count16 Megapixel16 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)3000 mAh3400 mAh
Processor NameMSM8996 Snapdragon 820MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
RAM Options6 GB,6 GB,
Street Price$430 OnePlus 3 on Amazon$695 OnePlus 3T on Amazon
Link to full specsOnePlus 3 Full specs and detailsOnePlus 3T Full specs and details
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