OnePlus promised to push-out its Android 7.0 Nougat update to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T before the end of the year.

And the Chinese smartphone startup managed to meet that deadline – by a hair’s breadth.

On the last day of 2016, Carl Pei – co-founder of OnePlus – confirmed when smartphone owners could expect the new mobile operating system to drop.

OxygenOS 4.0, which is build on the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, started to roll-out in the final hours of 2016.

There are a number of new features included in software update, including a brand-new notifications and settings menu design.

OnePlus 3 and 3T owners are able to download the Android Nougat update now

OnePlus has also tweaked the multi-window view, following the bump up to Android 7.0 Nougat.

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners will also be able to action and reply to messages from within the notification itself – a first for OxygenOS.

Carl Pei wrote on the official company blog: “For those who were on previous versions for the OnePlus 3, we appreciate your active feedback and attempts to reach out to us.