Until now, OnePlus has certainly been one of the more impressive OEMs when it comes to updating its smartphones, the only exceptions being the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X, so the new guarantees may not come as a huge surprise to many. Instead, the announcement will simply help reassure both current users and future buyers of their decision to purchase a device.
Earlier today, Huawei revealed that it was improving its efforts to update devices by announcing a new bi-monthly schedule for a number of 2017 and 2018 smartphones. And now, it appears OnePlus is also making some promises of its own that will guarantee a total of three years of updates.
Like many smartphone manufacturers, Google included, OnePlus is now promising two years’ worth of major Android updates, this means OnePlus users should expect at least two big software updates after launch. In addition to this, the Chinese brand is also promising three years of security patches although, much like Huawei, the company will be rolling these out on a bi-monthly basis. In regards to which devices the new schedule applies to, OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus 5 and 5T, and the new OnePlus 6 are all part of the plan, with it commencing immediately. Also, because the company will be taking the release of “T” variants into account, both the regular OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T will be receiving an update to Android 9.0 P later this year, along with the other mentioned models.