The only complaint that OnePlus users and engineers seem to have For the Chinese smartphone maker, there was a lack of a proper mechanism or discipline that provides regular updates to its flagship devices. Now, for the first time, OnePlus has officially released the software support schedule for its device.
Like other Android phone companies, OnePlus will provide at least 18 months of firmware support. But it never helped. One example is the OnePlus 2T, released in November 2016 and unable to receive the Android Oreo update.
The same was stated with OnePlus 3T. The company had confirmed that Oreo is the last major software, and there will be only incremental updates and security patches until the next few months, and that would be the end.
This apparently led to the assumption that OnePlus 5 ((5T) series would meet the same fate and might not get Android Q update in 2019. Now, after the feedback from users OnePlus seems to have had a change of heart.
The Chinese smartphone maker is now considering expanding the Android support service to start with OnePlus 5 series with an additional six months as a traditional 18 months.
In its revised OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule The company has provided fans with a 24-month software update and an additional year of security patches for the devices.
According to the maintenance plan, it will be 2 years of regular software -Updates of t The release date of the phone (the publication data of the T-variants would b including new features, Android versions, Android security patches and bug fixes, and another year of Android security patch updates every two months, "the company said.
It should be noted that OnePlus T models coming out at the end of the year are considered as the starting point for a 2 + 1 software upgrade cycle. For example, OnePlus 5, which debuted five months before the OnePlus 5T in June 2017, will be part of the same software upgrade cycle as this one.
This means that OnePlus 5 owners receive an extra four months compared to another four months ago. The T Series
This is a really big step for the company, as users will not feel excluded as their generic models within four or five months after the T-Series has made its way to the market, outdated.
The newly revised Software Maintenance Plan effectively applies to all users of OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 6  We expect other Android phone manufacturers to come up with a similar official newsletter about software upgrade cycle for its devices.