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

OnePlus guarantees software updates for two years, and security for three years

One of the biggest complaints and hesitations around purchasing a OnePlus device was if it would be updated and left behind in the Android software lifecycle. 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. Per the OnePlus forums, we now have official details on the new OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule. This schedule applies to OnePlus 3 and all phones launched after it.

As for timing, OnePlus is committing to provide updates on a bi-monthly (every 2 months) basis for the full three years worth of support. The Android updates for OnePlus users will include an addition of new features, upgradations of Android versions as well as bug fixes. Not only that, but all phones will also benefit from 3 years of Android Security patch updates that will be pushed out every two months. The company will publish the last Open Beta build for OnePlus 3/3T later this week, and at the beginning of July, it will provide a stable version of OnePlus 3/3T for beta testers to migrate back to the stable version of OxygenOS. The schedule is two-fold – regular updates and security maintenance. The OnePlus 5 and 5T will receive regular OTA updates from the company until November of 2019, going by the new maintenance programme from the company.

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Not a lot of smartphone OEMs bother with regular and timely software updates for their devices.

If this sounds familiar, it's because the OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule is similar in its offering to Google's Android One program. 2 years seems a typical amount of time a user will keep a device for as most contracts are for 24 months.

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