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OnePlus 3/3T and 5/5T will get Android 8.1 Oreo but no Project Treble

The OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T will all receive Android 8.1 Oreo, but no Project Treble. Does this make your more or less inclined to buy a OnePlus device?

Published onNovember 21, 2017

It’s been a big week for OnePlus. Not only did it push the big Android Oreo update to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, but also started selling the newly announced OnePlus 5T.

Now, the company making a few more headlines and they all revolve around software. During an AMA on the OnePlus Forums, Staff Member Adam Krisko cleared up some confusion about the upgrades and features coming to previous OnePlus devices.

The biggest news by far out of the AMA is that both the 3 and 3T will receive an upgrade to Android 8.1. No time tables were shared, but OnePlus’ commitment to bring the update to its older phones is encouraging.

See also: Android 8.1 Oreo will “downgrade” inactive apps to save space

We’re also getting word that the company will not support Project Treble on either the 3/3T or 5/5T. Project Treble was introduced earlier this year and aims to bring faster updates to Android devices. It works by separating the OS code from the vendor code. This would allow vendors like Samsung or LG to push core OS updates to its phones without re-optimizing its own code.

Krisko didn’t elaborate on why Treble won’t be supported, but simply stated that OnePlus is not currently supporting Treble and does not plan to for these devices.

What do you think about OnePlus promising to update the OnePlus 3 and 3T to Android 8.1? Is the lack of Treble support a deal-breaker for you? Let us know down in the comments.

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