While Google is working hard on releasing the next big Android update, OnePlus has finally rolled out last year's Android Pie for the 3-year old flagship devices. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have started receiving the Android 9 Pie update. However, the update is currently a part of the company's Community Beta program.
In order to get the update installed, users should be on the latest Open Beta or Stable build of OxygenOS on the OnePlus 3/3T. The Open Beta users will then need to download the appropriate file and update their devices through Recovery Update. Users on the stable build have the advantage of simply installing the update via Local or Recovery Update.
The new Android 9 Pie update for both the devices weigh in at around 1.6GB and interested users can download the appropriate file from the links below.
As far as the changelog is concerned, the update brings Google's Android 9 Pie operating system and all its new features. Apart from that, it introduces the latest April 2019 Android Security Patch. It also brings a new Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings, deep integration with Google Duo and integrated Google Lens mode for the stock camera app. The old OnePlus devices also get the new Gaming Mode 3.0 with new text notification mode and notification for 3rd party calls.
It is quite impressive to see that OnePlus is updating a phone that is now almost three years old. Also, it is the third major update for the smartphone, which is quite difficult to witness these days where most Android smartphones get only two major updates.