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Here’s the news all OnePlus 3 and 3T users have been waiting for

The OnePlus 3 and 3T handsets will both be updated to the Android P operating system, the company has announced.

In news that’s sure to delight OnePlus’ army of loyal fans, the firm said both devices will receive Android P instead of the planned Android Oreo 8.1 upgrade.

In a press release on July 30, OnePlus says it has been working closely with Google on ensuring Android P will be available on the 2016 devices in due course. The firm says the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5/T and OnePlus 3/T will receive the update in that order, and is promising to keep users posted over the next few months.

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The word comes shortly after OnePlus announced a new update policy, which would ensure users would receive Android software updates for two years, and security patches for three years following each handset’s release date.

That policy would have seen the OnePlus 3T make the cut, but the OnePlus 3 miss out. However, the older device, which was first released in June 2016, will receive the update after all.

OnePlus is doing a better job than most Android device manufacturers on keeping its phones updated, to ensure buyers have access to the best features for longer. Earlier this month, the company pushed out a new version of the OxygenOS user interface to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T phones.

The Oxygen OS 5.0.4 update promises to improve the image quality for the front-facing camera. It also fixes a manual ISO setting issue for third-party camera apps. Elsewhere, there’s a fix for an issue that caused the WhatsApp messaging app to crash, while there’s an additional camera fix for zoom-in issues within Snapchat. Naturally, it has the latest Android security patch from Google, crushing some operating system bugs and vulnerabilities.

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