What do we have here? Is OnePlus fulfilling a software update promise? Shocker. Back at the beginning of the month, the company promised OnePlus 3 users on the Oxygen OS Open Beta/Community Build track that they would have Nougat in their hands by the end of November. Well, OnePlus actually came through with that. Version 8 of the beta went live today, bringing Android 7.0 Nougat.
Here is the official changelog:
- Upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat
- New Notifications Design
- New Settings Menu Design
- Multi-Window View
- Notification Direct Reply
- Custom DPI Support
- Added Status Bar Icon Options
- Added Quick Launch For 3rd Party Applications
- Improved Shelf Customization
And here are the known issues thus far:
- Android Pay may not work correctly
- Some stability/performance issues
- After upgrading to Android N, you will not be able to directly downgrade back to M builds.
Keep in mind that users on the previous Open Beta releases will not get an OTA update to v8. You will have to flash it manually via adb sideload. It is recommended that you back up important data first in case something goes funky in the process. It should be obvious, but this is beta-release software so bugs are very likely — especially since this is the jump to Nougat.
You can visit the links below for the forum post or to download the ZIP update file directly. Be sure to send your (constructive) feedback to OnePlus so they can iron out any bugs and keep the end-of-year Nougat promise to stable build users.