OnePlus is keeping its promise and continues to provide software updates to the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The brand recently confirmed that Android O would be the major update for both the 2016 flagships. And now, OnePlus is pushing a new OxygenOS update to both the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
The software version number is the OxygenOS 4.1.7, which is available as an OTA (over-the-update) for both the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The update is an incremental one, which brings along new optimisations and also the August security patch fixes.
Yes, the OnePlus 3 and 3T received the August security patch fixes, while the OnePlus 5 is yet to receive an update. Furthermore, the same update improves the overall system fluidity, and there are some battery optimisations as well, which improves the battery performance on both the phones.
Here’s the complete changelog for the OxygenOS 4.1.7
- Enhanced system fluidity
- Battery optimizations
- Android security patch updated to August
- Sound channel error while recording videos
- Call is routed to speaker accidentally by some 3rd party apps
- Rendering issue in Indian Kannada language
- App locker issue caused by some 3rd party apps
- As requested by Google, Hangouts will be removed if you have never updated it on Play Store. To keep Hangouts, please update it prior to the upgrade
This update also fixes some issues with the earlier OxygenOS version. for example, the sound channel error while recording videos has been fixed with this update, and the app locker issue with third-party apps has been fixed as well.
The interesting part, however, is that the Hangouts application will be removed from your smartphone, only if you’ve never updated it from Google Play Store. And OnePlus says this move is requested by Google itself.
Do make a note that this is a stable update and not the Open Beta update. So, it’s available only for the users who’re running the stable build of OxygenOS.
As said earlier, the OTA update is an incremental one, meaning it will reach periodically to every user. “As always, this OTA will be incremental. The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we’ll begin a broader rollout in a few days,” said OnePlus on its blog post.
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