As the consumers are getting aware of the need of software support in smartphones, OEMs are slowly but steadily improving their software hand. Example is that some OEMs are even ditching their custom UI and moving towards pure Android. One thing where most of the OEMs are improper is in providing the software support timeline. But OnePlus is not like these OEMs.
As now OnePlus has released their software maintenance schedule. This schedule gives a detailed information in the update cycles of OnePlus smartphones. So the company has decided to give two years of regular software updates, which includes Android updates, new features, bug fixes, and Android security patches. After two years, OnePlus is providing extra one year of security patch updates that will roll out once in two months. Below are the devices on which is scheduled will be applied:
- OnePlus 3
- OnePlus 3T
- OnePlus 5
- OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 6
If this schedule will not be changed, the software support of future smartphones will be scheduled same. Now coming to the two-year-old OnePlus 3 series, both OnePlus 3 and 3T will get regular software updates till November 2018. OnePlus 3 is getting more than two years of support because the company said that both 3 & 3T will get equal software updates. And both devices will get security updates till November 2019.
Talking about Open Beta, OnePlus haven’t mentioned exact time period of Open Beta support in a device, but they mentioned that OnePlus 3 and 3T will get their last Open Beta update later this week. And a stable software update in Early July so that all Open Beta testers can revert back to stable OxygenOS.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. I personally feel that OnePlus is going in a good way of providing enough software support even to their older devices (OnePlus 2 is an exception). OnePlus is now in one of those rare lists of OEMs who are very transparent in terms of software support schedule. Share your thoughts on this schedule in the comments below.
Source: OnePlus Forum