Even though OnePlus announced that it would roll out Android 9 Pie to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, the rollout still hasn’t happened yet. The good news is that the update is still coming, according to a OnePlus community manager. The bad news is we don’t know when the update will arrive.
According to OnePlus community manager David Y., the OnePlus 3 and 3T will first receive a security patch based on Android Oreo. Once the update finishes rolling out, the two phones’ following update will be a generous serving of Pie.
Weirdly, the community manager also threw a jab at people who’ve been asking about the update. “Can’t you guys just go and do something more meaningful than chasing the update… (facepalm),” wrote David Y.
It’s understandable why OnePlus 3 and 3T owners would be hounding OnePlus for the Pie update. Seven months ago, the company announced it would skip the Android 8.1 Oreo update for Pie. Since then, the OnePlus 5, 5T, and 6 all received their Pie updates, with no announcement on when it would be the OnePlus 3 and 3T’s turn.
At the same time, it’s okay for OnePlus to feel a bit frustrated from the impatience. Once they receive Pie, the OnePlus 3 and 3T would enter rare-ified air as two of a select few devices to receive three major Android updates. Maybe OnePlus is just taking its time to get things right.