OnePlus introduces Software Maintenance Schedule for 3, 3T, 5, 5T and 6

Todd Singleton
June 30, 2018

The OnePlus 2, being almost three years old at this point, is obviously coming to the end of its operational life. This means that its smartphone will get software updates for two years after launch, and security patches for three years, which is exactly what Google promises for its own devices. OnePlus took to its forums to reveal official details on the new OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule.

Like other Android phone company, OnePlus too are supposed to offer a minimum of 18 months of firmware support. The software updates start from the day the phone is released, coming with new software features, Android updates, and security patches on a bimonthly basis.

In case you were wondering how this will look for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus says that they'll continue providing regular OTA updates until November of this year (2018), followed by an additional year of Android security patches.

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As OnePlus also notes, this schedule applies to all OnePlus 3/3T, OnePlus 5/5T, and OnePlus 6 devices and is effective immediately. For instance, OnePlus 5, which made its debut in June 2017 five months before the OnePlus 5T, will be part of the same software upgrade cycle as the latter. The final build will come out in July, when all of the beta testers will be able to migrate back to the stable version of OxygenOS.

The lack of system and security updates in the Android handset world has always been a thorn on users' sides, and it's certainly one of the factors contributing to Apple's success with its phone business.

OnePlus were one of the chosen partners that saw inclusion in the Android P Developer Preview as the first time Google has widened the availability of new firmware beyond Pixel devices.

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