Nougat beta community build coming this month, stable OTA by the end of the year.

Samsung, LG, and Sony announced their Nougat plans this week, and now OnePlus has shared details on when it will roll out the latest version of Android to the OnePlus 3.

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.