The OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T are not the newest OnePlus flagship phones anymore, but that doesn’t mean OnePlus has abandoned them. Instead, the company released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the phones before the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T received the update. OnePlus has also committed to rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update for the phones, although that will be the last Android version update for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T.
Currently, the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T are powered by OxygenOS 5.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. A few days after releasing Android 8.1 Oreo-based Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus is back with OxygenOS Open Beta 32 and 23 for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. However, these builds are not based on Android 8.1 Oreo, which means that for the first time, the Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 5/5T are based on a newer Android version compared to the Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 3/3T.
The lack of Android 8.1 Oreo doesn’t mean that the Open Beta builds are free from changes and improvements, though. The OnePlus 3/3T gets the new auto pick up gesture in the Phone app, which allows users to answer an incoming call by raising the phone.
There is a new version for the Gallery app (v2.5), which has a new design for the Collections tab. The new version of the Gallery app has also added a reorder function for Collections, as well as the ability to add recently added Collection.
OnePlus Switch gains a new option to migrate application data with the update, which should prove helpful at the time of switching devices. The Android security patch has been updated to the February security patch. Finally, general bug fixes and improvements are included.
Here is the full changelog:
Users are advised to keep in mind that the Open Beta builds are beta software, which means they’re not as stable as official OTA updates, and are expected to have bugs.
A reminder: If users have already flashed an Open Beta build and are running the latest Open Beta, they will receive the new build as an OTA update. If they want to migrate to the Open Beta path, they can download and flash the full ROM. It should be noted here that migrating to the Open Beta path results in the user continuing to receive Open Beta OTA updates instead of Official Stable OTA updates. Moving back to the official OTA path will require a full wipe of all data and cache.