Nougat beta community build coming this month, stable OTA by the end of the year.
Speaking to Engadget, OnePlus' head of software Brian Yoon revealed that a Nougat beta community build will be rolled out later this month, with an OTA update rolling out to all OnePlus 3 devices by the end of the year.
There's good news for OnePlus 2 owners as well, as Yoon confirmed to the publication that last year's phone will be updated to Nougat as well. However, there isn't a specific timeframe as to when the handset will receive Nougat.
OnePlus merged its OxygenOS team with the China-focused HydrogenOS division earlier this year, and while the company said that the move was designed to "increase efficiency and speed up our software updates," it was necessitated by a mass exodus of members from the OxygenOS team following the launch of the OnePlus 3.
Crucially, the chief designer responsible for the Material Design aesthetic of the Marshmallow-based OxygenOS has left the company, so it will be interesting to see the direction OnePlus takes with Nougat.