The OnePlus 3 will get updates at the same time as the OnePlus 3T, until the end.

If you're a newly-minted OnePlus 3 owner ticked off at the sudden appearance of the better, more powerful OnePlus 3T, here's one piece of solace: the two phones will be updated at the same time (which we already knew), and the original will receive updates for as long as its newer kin.

In a statement issued to Android Authority, OnePlus confirmed that "the OnePlus 3 will continue to receive updates alongside the OnePlus 3T until the newer device reaches the end of its update life cycle." The life cycle is not clear right now, but OnePlus has committed to keeping its newer-generation phones updated for longer than its 2014 and 2015 counterparts. Indeed, the OnePlus One received Marshmallow through its now-defunct partnership with Cyanogen, while its successor, the OnePlus 2, will get Nougat at some point, but likely not much beyond it.

So that's good news for OnePlus 3 owners, at least those looking beyond the immediate release of Nougat to the next version of Android, and perhaps the one after that.