OnePlus has announced the end of support for four models of its most legendary smartphones.
OnePlus is one of the brands that everyone associates with the term “Chinese high-end”. What until now was known as the OPPO’s second brandis going to focus exclusively on high-end devices after its parent company’s announcement of spend a million to improve it.
Very recently we saw the first signs of this new direction, with the company introducing the new OnePlus 11. However, as happens in many areas, the arrival of a new terminal in the family means the end of support for some of its members. This has been certified by OnePlus, which has announced the end of updates for four models.
Goodbye to the support of the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T and 7T Pro
Just like is collected in Gizmochinathe OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T and 7T Pro will no longer receive new system updates. These devices were launched in 2019, so this life cycle falls within the foreseeable schedule of many manufacturers.
The manufacturer announced its decision silently editing information devices in your community forum, rather than publicly. As reported, many users have shown their discontent with the decision, since they expected to receive two Android updates and an additional year of security patchesaccording to OnePlus policy. However, OxygenOS 12 will be the last version of the operating system that this family of devices will receive.
In July 2021, the manufacturer said that all devices above the OnePlus 8 series would receive 3 versions of Android and four years of security patches. The OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro were no longer part of this announcement, however. The previous policy was two years of Android updates and one year of security patches, something OnePlus appears to have adhered to.
However, devices can still be updated via custom ROMs. Now, to achieve this, you have to follow a process that is not simple or intuitive; that requires a good knowledge of what is being done and that it is not for users little versed in Android.