OnePlus Android 9 Pie Update Details
This guide goes over everything you need to know about any and all OnePlus Android Pie updates. From what updates are available, betas, and what to expect. That includes the OnePlus 3 Android Pie update, which surprisingly is still in the works.
In early 2018 Google pushed out the Android Pie Developer Preview to Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL users, along several other smartphone manufacturers like OnePlus and Sony. The OnePlus 6 was one of the first phones to try the Android P beta.
As a result, OnePlus was also one of the first to release Android Pie to actual users, starting with its new Oxygen OS 9.0 software. Several devices including the OnePlus 5 and 6 received the update, but they’re not done yet. Google’s Android 9 update is loaded with new features, smart controls, and more. Features you’ll want on your phone as soon as possible.
OnePlus is one of the best when it comes to releasing software updates. Ever since they combined the entire developer team in 2017, they’ve beat bigger manufacturers like LG, Samsung and Motorola to updates. We saw a quick delivery of Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 8.0 Oreo, and now Android 9 Pie.
Between that change, the beta and Project Treble, OnePlus delivered the first Android Pie update to the OnePlus 6 in September. Just a month after Google released it themselves. That’s the fastest the company has ever released new software.
We saw updates arrive in September, December and more in January. Almost every phone they offer is on Pie. And now, we’re seeing a closed beta of Android P for the OnePlus 3 and 3T in China, as of March 22nd, 2019.
What OnePlus devices will get Android 9 P? Well, more than we expected and here’s an official statement from the company themselves.
“Over the past few months, we have been working closely with Google on the Android P Beta program. Thanks to everyone’s participation and continued feedback, the progress we have made together has been greatly accelerated. The Android P update will be available on the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5/T and OnePlus 3/3T, in this order. We will keep you all updated in the coming months.”
There you have it. First, the Android Pie update is available now for the OP 6, the 6T came out with Pie pre-installed, then the 5/5T in December. Our only concern is that the company CEO is hinting at a possible delay for older devices.
Confirmation that the older 3 and 3T will get Android 9 is really important, and something all owners can appreciate.
Now that the OnePlus 6 and 5 series left the beta program we all know what is coming next. That, of course, is an Android 9 Pie beta for the 3 and 3T. After a long delay, it started in China on March 22nd, and we’re expecting a global rollout within the next month.
There are lots of new Android 9 features that you can use to do more with your phone and tablet. Users will enjoy bundled and smarter notifications, auto-fill improvements, and tons of “smart” features throughout. Not to mention new gesture navigation controls, digital wellbeing options, adaptive battery saver, Google Assistant improvements, themes, and support for the notch. That’s on top of the usual performance and battery life changes.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of everything that’s new. Then, we’ve also compared it to Android 8 Oreo for those interested. Otherwise, take a peek at the first official OnePlus Android Pie changelog below.
One potential bonus is the fact that they use a pretty stock Android experience. It isn’t covered with a skin like Samsung or LG, so it should arrive quickly and run smooth. Expect the Oxygen OS update to have a few improvements, bug fixes, and new features specific to OnePlus devices on top of everything else in our link above.
We’re expecting almost everything from the 6 and 6T to come to older devices like the OnePlus 5. As long as the hardware permits, of course.
Right now, every OP phone from the last two years is running Android 9 Pie. And now, they’re gearing up to release the update for even older devices. The company beat big names like Samsung, Motorola and LG to the release, and they’re about to do it again.
That said, what to expect and when the last update arrives is still a mystery. Considering we’re almost to the end of March 2019, and Android Q betas are kicking off, the company will want to start working on that too. Honestly, I think the last OnePlus 3/3T Pie update will arrive in April, then we’ll see the OnePlus 7 arrive and the Q beta hit devices like the 6T and 7.
In the meantime, if you’re experiencing issues on your OP phone, here’s a roundup of some potential fixes. That should help with any major problems that arise. Or, just wait for the upcoming OnePlus 7. Otherwise, we’ll update this post as soon as we know more.