OnePlus's 5G phone will be released at some point next year. All the current and future OnePlus users will get Android updates to their phone for two years from the launch and security patches for three years.
Have you chosen a OnePlus phone because of the firm's past record with Android updates?
OnePlus in their official forum posted that they will be publishing the last Open Beta build for 3 and 3T later this week.
Like other Android phone company, OnePlus too are supposed to offer a minimum of 18 months of firmware support. As of now, devices will be fully supported for two years - that means Android version upgrades, new feature implementations, and security updates.
Updates will arrive every two months on eligible handsets via an OTA (over-the-air) update, and during the first two years they will include new features and security patches alongside the latest version of the Android operating system. Towards the beginning of July, OnePlus will provide a stable version for the OnePlus 3/3T for beta testers to migrate back to a stable version of OxygenOS. At present OnePlus rolls out Android updates for phones that were launched for a maximum of two years ago.
Not a lot of smartphone OEMs bother with regular and timely software updates for their devices.
However, the announcement of the OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule commits OnePlus to ensure that it pushes the latest software to its devices for a decent amount of time. The brand will also deliver including new Android versions, Android security patches and bug fixes as well.