Google Android Nougat continues extended rollout; expected smartphones hit by beta of new firmware
Google Android Nougat continues extended rollout.IBTimes India

Continuing its rollout to more smartphones across the world, the sought-after Google Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS update is now hitting OnePlus 3 smartphones in a beta form. The Android Nougat OS update for OnePlus 3 handsets is available as OxygenOS Open beta 8.

Users of OnePlus 3, having signed up as beta testers, can now obtain the Nougat experience in their handsets with the OxygenOS Open Beta 8 OS update. However, the Android Nougat features will be available on OnePlus 3 handsets only when the latest beta is manually downloaded and installed.

Before starting manual download, check the official source link for download here.

The newest OxygenOS Open Beta 8 based on Android Nougat introduces the following new enhancements:

  • 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 Customisation
Google Android Nougat continues extended rollout; expected smartphones hit by beta of new firmware
Google Android Nougat continues extended rollout.Android via Twitter

However, as the above build is still a beta variant, OnePlus 3 users are advised to be cautious and report issues observed, if any, directly to OnePlus. Here are issues that have been found so far:

  • Android Pay found not to be working correctly.
  • Minor stability and performance bugs
  • Inability to downgrade to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Folks at OnePlus have stated that this process would involve manual flashing back to Android M performed under expert supervision/assistance. OnePlus 3 users can get in touch with OnePlus' official customer care in order to obtain support.

Android Nougat could hit other devices such as the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus any time soon. Google's firmware was recently made live for carrier-specific LG G5 variants in the US

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