The Chinese company that produces the OnePlus series has made a good name for themselves in the smartphone world and they are bringing in profits with their OnePlus line of devices, giving the OnePlus X the nickname “flagship killer” because of the sales it managed to have. The Chinese company is known for combining the design of their devices with impressive specifications and affordable prices, thus resulting in the success it has.
Besides the impressive specifications they bring to their products, the firmware updates are also at a top level. Reports are showing that the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 have been seen running Android 7.0 Nougat on the GFXBench website.
Since the device is more than two years old, reports were pointing out that the OnePlus One device was not going to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat OS update, but the results from the bench marking site prove them different. To be noted is that no official confirmation regarding the firmware update has been released.
Even though there enough hints to point out the update will come to the OnePlus One device, owners of the smartphone should not get too enthusiastic about this. There are two main reasons for this update to not come to their devices. T
he main reason is that the processor OnePlus One sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and this processor is not compatible with Android 7.0 Nougat’s Vulcan API, also as stated above, the device is more than two years older and Nougat updates going to be released only for devices that are two years old at maximum.
The second reason that the Nougat update will not come to OnePlus One devices is because reports show that the Chinese company have plans of releasing a new line of smartphones, named the OnePlus 3T, and it’s going to run on the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS.