OnePlus 6 and 6T: end clap for software updates

All good things come to an end. After four years of good and loyal service, OnePlus has decided to stop the software tracking of the OnePlus 6 and 6T. Their latest update was rolled out in November 2021. In fact, neither device will receive Android 12. The OnePlus 7 and 7T are expected to be next on the list.

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This is unfortunately the lot of all smartphones. After several years of career, the manufacturers decide to put an end to the software monitoring of their oldest devices. After four years of good and loyal service, it’s the turn of the OnePlus 6 and 6T to be shelved. Indeed, the Chinese brand officially announced this Monday, January 17, 2022 the end of software updates on these two smartphones, via a post on his blog:

After 3 years of major updates and over 3 years of updates, around 60 closed beta builds and over 30 open beta builds, it’s now time to close a chapter and announce the end of software support for the OnePlus 6 and 6T”, writes the constructor.

OnePlus draws a line under the software tracking of the OnePlus 6 and 6T

The brand, which has just launched the new OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro, is also taking the opportunity to thank all beta testers Who “since 2018, have tested features before they were released to the stable release. You have played a huge role in optimizing OxygenOS to ensure a better overall experience”.

Even this is very bad news for OnePlus 6 and 6T owners, it should be remembered that the manufacturer has kept its promise to offer three years of security updates to both smartphones. The OnePlus 6 is almost four years old, having debuted in mid-2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo. The OnePlus 6T has meanwhile celebrated its third candle.

Regarding software updates, OnePlus committed in July 2021 to provide high-end smartphones launched since the OnePlus 8 with three Android updates and 4 years of security updates. Until then, thethe flagships only received 3 years of patches. If we follow OnePlus’ schedule, the OnePlus 7 and 7T are the next to go through the “End of software tracking” box.

Source: Android Authority

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