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The Midnight Black OnePlus 3T comes with 128GB of storage and costs $479. OnePlus

Android O has not been released officially, but several devices already are slated to receive the operating system as an update. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed Wednesday the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones are among them.

The announcement is quite interesting, considering both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were recently discontinued and are no longer on the market. The manufacturer likely decided to confirm the update for this reason as discontinued devices often don’t receive continued software support.

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Not much else is known about the Android O update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, including exactly when Android O will be released to the market. However, an announcement is expected sometime during the summer, which likely will coincide with the launch of new Pixel devices.

While OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners can expect an Android O update, many fans are anticipating the launch of the OnePlus 5, which will replace the predecessor devices, likely in mid-June. The OnePlus 5 is expected to launch running Android 7.1.1 Nougat and will likely also update to Android O sometime after launch.

While still unconfirmed, consumers likely can expect Android O to update on several 2017 devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S8, the LG G6 and several Sony, Huawei and other smartphones.

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Google showcased during its I/O conference in mid-May several features coming to Android O, including faster software updates through its Project Treble initiative. The Project Treble makes it so OEMs can separate the stock Android system from customized software and push the actual Android updates sooner.

Typically, Android updates get delayed due to development and testing performed by both OEMs and carriers. While stock Android updates hit Google branded devices quickly, other smartphones may not receive new software for several weeks or months, if at all.

Other new features coming to Android O include more battery improvements, faster times, updates to emoji designs, smart text selection, a picture in picture feature, an intensity regulator for the night light feature and the Android Go initiative, which will allow low-end devices with as little as 512MB of RAM to run Android O features.

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