OnePlus 3 Receives Android 7.0 on OxygenOS Via Open Beta 8

OnePlus 3 Receives Android 7.0 on OxygenOS Via Open Beta 8

After waiting around for a few months, and going through all the hype that is oft associated with OnePlus launches and releases, it is finally here.

Android 7.0 Nougat has landed on the OnePlus 3 in official capacity, albeit in a limited format. This Nougat build is part of the beta builds, and you can flash it manually. The Beta 8 build, sized at a hefty 1.3GB, brings the Android version upgrade as its most noticeable change. The key changes of the update is as follows:

  • 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

There are UI changes involved as well. Most of these changes will be familiar to users running OxygenOS‘s Beta builds for the OnePlus 3. We will have more to talk about the UI changes in our hands-on soon.

To download the OnePlus 3 Android 7.0 Beta 8, head on over to the download link mentioned in the forum announcement. OnePlus is inviting feedback on issues you find, which you can through a OnePlus Feedback app. You can also submit bug reports here. Additionally, if you would like to converse with other users on the update, you can head on over to our forums.

Have you tried out the update? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]