OnePlus today formally committed to service its handsets with two years of feature updates and three years of security updates.
“In order to provide our community with best in class software maintenance and upgrade cycle, we are officially announcing OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule,” a post in the OnePlus forums notes. “There will be two years of regular software updates from the release date of the phone (release dates of T variants would be considered), including new features, Android versions, Android security patches and bug fixes and an additional year of Android security patch updates every two months.”
So that’s good news: It removes some uncertainty about the OnePlus handsets, which are largely sold directly to consumers. And it matches how Google and other major Android handset makers service their own hardware.
As OnePlus also notes, this schedule applies to all OnePlus 3/3T, OnePlus 5/5T, and OnePlus 6 devices and is effective immediately.