When it comes to the most successful manufacturers of top smartphones, OnePlus is among the top 5. When it comes to updates, however, this looks different. The OnePlus 6T has probably not received an update with the Google security package for several months. That was actually planned differently.
In June 2018, OnePlus introduced an update plan for their own smartphones. For the first two years after publication, OnePlus phones should receive regular security updates. In the third year then at least every two months. However, the current top model OnePlus 6T has not received any attention for a while. The latest security package is January, 2019.
Is the OnePlus 7 in the way?
Other OnePlus smartphones will not look the other way. For example, the OnePlus 5T from 2017 still relies on the security update for January 2019. Obviously, the manufacturer has neglected the corresponding updates for several models at the same time – and it is finally less than a year since the company’s own update timetable has announced.
It is unclear why the updates are still pending. However, Android Authority has the assumption that the Chinese manufacturer is currently fully utilized with the upcoming release of the OnePlus 7 . For the first time, the release of three models is planned : In addition to the conventional variant, a 5G smartphone and the OnePlus 7 Pro are planned. So maybe security updates for OnePlus 6T and Co. will come more regularly as soon as the manufacturer has completed the announcement event.
We also do not assume that the manufacturer deliberately neglected its older smartphones. In the same vein, owners of OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T now have access to the beta version of Android Pie . The smartphones are from the year 2016 and should not originally receive the corresponding update – but OnePlus has probably decided otherwise.