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OnePlus promises 2 years of software updates for all phones

Unless you own a Pixel device, software updates for Android phones is always a touchy issue. But OnePlus has made a reassuring move with the release of its new OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule, which promises robust long-term software support for its entire current range.

The schedule first appeared on the OnePlus forums, and promises that all OnePlus phones (including the T variants) will receive 2 years of "regular software updates" from the date of release.

This means 2 years of Android version upgrades and of course new OnePlus-specific features. Not only that, but all phones will also benefit from 3 years of Android Security patch updates that will be pushed out every two months.

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OnePlus phones won't miss out on Android sweet treats. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

The OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule is already in effect and applies to the OnePlus 3/3T, OnePlus 5/5T, OnePlus 6, as well as all future phones.

On a related note, OnePlus also announced that the Open Beta program for the 3 and 3T will be ending this week. In early July, users that are in the Open Beta will receive an OTA update to go back to the current stable build of OxygenOS. In line with the schedule, these phones will get their last OTA update in November and security patches for one more year.

OnePlus new commitment to software support is certainly impressive given Android's famous fragmentation problems. Does this policy make you more likely to consider a OnePlus phone for yourself?

Source: OnePlus forums


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  • Mark
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    7 months ago Link to comment

    Just shows you todays that phones are not made to last. Two years of updates, that all they want your phone to last. I would not trust the 2 years " promise", note that it is not a guarantee.

  • LOL, I wouldn't trust ANYTHING coming out of the mouth of Oppo's OnePlus spokesperson. "Never Settle"...yeah right! Stereo speakers that weren't. Yellow stain that was said to be a "warmer" setting that ended up being defective displays, the OP2 which had all sort of issues with the 810 processor, didn't have some features. The 3/3T was pretty good but still saddle with bugs, the 5 which had the "jelly" problem that ended up being they were too cheap to ditch leftover screens so they flipped them upside down, rewrote the software and caused the jelly problem.
    On and on with this bunch!


    carl is such a good guy. seriously good guy. thanks for all the promises, carl!

  • storm 7 months ago Link to comment

    It's not just the term of updates. but the frequency. One update two years after release fills the promise for example.