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OnePlus promises 4 Android OS updates and 5 years of security updates for select devices from 2023


At the moment, Samsung is the only OEM that gives faster major Android updates every four years, but it looks like OnePlus plans to step up its update game from 2023

The difference between one smartphone and another is getting smaller. As a result, in order to attract users, smartphone OEMs are strengthening their software ecosystems. In recent years, many brands have promoted their environmental sustainability by providing longer software support so that users can use it for a longer period of time.

OnePlus plans 4 years of software updates

Following the current trend, OnePlus has confirmed that “selected devices launched in 2023” will now receive four updates to the Android operating system and five years of “regular” security patches. At the OxygenOS Open Ears Forum in London, Gary Chen, Head of Operating System Product at OnePlus and OPPO, confirmed the news.

He stated that they would aim for bimonthly security updates for devices that would receive updates during this time period. It was unclear how quickly platform updates would be delivered to OnePlus smartphones.

As of now, it is unclear whether OnePlus will begin implementing this policy with the OnePlus 11 series. Alternatively, the company could launch in late 2023. This policy, we hope, will be limited to the brand’s flagship devices.

Nonetheless, this new policy will provide it with a competitive advantage over competitors such as Google, which currently provides only three years of major updates for its devices. In the coming months, we should learn more about the situation.

According to the future OxygenOS updates, Gary Chen, OnePlus, and OPPO’s Head of Operating System Product said,

As a user-oriented company, we do everything we can to enhance user experience. With more users keeping their devices for longer, we want to make sure we can offer that possibility. This new update policy will give users access to the latest security and functional features required to power OnePlus’ signature fast-and-smooth experience throughout the lifetime of the phone.

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