It’s no secret that the OnePlus 5 is quickly becoming the number one best smartphone launch of 2017. Although there have been some exciting launches this year and others are soon to follow, the OnePlus 5 was and still is the talk of the town for almost half a year now. That’s gotta be some sort of record, right? Well, we know it’s technically not but still, it feels quite impressive.
However, with the OnePlus 5’s immense popularity, many were left to wonder if the company will forget about its predecessors, the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. Well, that’s not the case, if we’re to judge the situation after the latest announcement. The Chinese smartphone producer has recently announced that Android O is coming for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T, which is great news.
Bye Bye Fragmentation
Google’s brand new OS will launch this fall, and OnePlus promised that their phones will get it by the end of this year. That’s a pretty bold statement, but also one that is highly possible. We’ve all been used with new Android versions to roll out in a painfully slow manner, but that will be put to an end with Android O. Android O aims, among others, to end OS rollout fragmentation, which means that most phones will get new versions in about the same timeframe.
This is a feature that iOS has already had for a while now, and seeing that it’s been doing great with it, we’re glad that Android are finally jumping on the bandwagon too. This is all possible thanks to the ambitious Project Treble, a Google-funded and conducted initiative that aimed to eliminate fragmentation between OS coding, mobile carrier companies and all other parties and elements involved in the entire process.