08 January 2019
In a post the company said: "“After internal discussions and evaluation, we have decided to focus our development resources on the Android P project instead of upgrading the device to Android 8.1, so that we can offer more exciting features and improvements for our OnePlus 3 and 3T users”.
This means that OnePlus 3 and 3T owners will miss out on a potential Android 8.1 update over the next few months, but the Android P update will be great. OnePlus has been working with Google to deliver the Android P Beta to its OnePlus 6 device.
“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,” it added.
OnePlus has been efficient till now in rolling out new software updates, so the Android P update is expected to land on the OnePlus 3 and 3T by the end of this year, or early 2019.