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OnePlus has updated its Android OS update policy multiple times over the years. Here’s everything you need to know about OnePlus’ current update policy for its phones and tablets



KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • 📱 Flagships: OnePlus 12 & 11 get 🔄 4 Android updates & 🛡️ 5 years of security.
  • 🕒 Announced: November 2022; applies to new launches 🆕 post-announcement.
  • 📉 Older Models: 10T, 10 Pro, 9 series, 8 series follow old policy 🔄 3 Android updates & 🛡️ 4 years security.
  • 📚 Pre-OnePlus 8: 🔄 2 Android updates & 🛡️ 3 years security.
  • 📂 OnePlus Fold: 🔄 4 Android updates; compares favorably with other Android brands but not the best 🆚 Google, Samsung, Apple.
  • 🌟 R Series: Maintains old policy 🔄 3 Android updates & 🛡️ 4 years security.
  • 💰 Nord Series: Budget line 🔄 2 Android updates & 🛡️ 3 years security.
  • 🇺🇸 Nord N Series (US): 🔄 1 Android update & 🛡️ 3 years security.
  • 📲 OnePlus Pad: Premium treatment 🔄 4 Android updates & 🛡️ 5 years security, top-notch for an Android tablet but behind Apple’s iPad.

OnePlus Update Policy

One of the biggest drawbacks of running an Android phone is FOMO around Android updates. How many will you get? What happens when your phone is no longer supported? Is your phone still secure when it’s not running the latest build of Android? 

In recent years both Google and Samsung, and to a lesser extent, OnePlus, have all made strides towards longer support for their phones. Both the Google Pixel 8 series and the Samsung Galaxy S24 series now get 7 years’ worth of Android updates. 

But where do OnePlus phones (and its tablets) fit into this equation? How long are they supported with Android OS updates and security patches? Let’s dive in, shall we… 

OnePlus Update Policy For Flagships

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The OnePlus flagships will get 4 Android version upgrades and five years of security patches. OnePlus announced the new update policy in November 2022. It applies only to phones launched after that; this list only includes:

Also Read: When will OnePlus 11 get the Android 14 based OxygenOS 14 update?

Older phones will follow the older update policy of 3 Android version updates and four years of security patches. These include:

  • OnePlus 10T
  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8

Devices older than OnePlus 8 will get 2 Android version updates and three years of security patches. 

Most importantly, with this change, we are happy to announce an improved software maintenance schedule for the lifecycle of our open market smartphones:

  • Flagship product line (including T / R): The OnePlus 8 series and newer devices will receive 3 major Android updates and 4 years of security updates.
  • Nord / Nord CE: The first OnePlus Nord and newer Nord / Nord CE devices will receive 2 major Android updates and 3 years of security updates.
  • Nord N series: Starting from N10 and N100, all N series devices will receive 1 major Android update and 3 years of security updates.
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OnePlus Fold Update Policy 

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The OnePlus Fold is OnePlus’ most expensive product, so, of course, it gets OnePlus’ 4 years’ worth of Android updates treatment. Again, this isn’t the best in the best in the business; it is considerably less than what you get with Google, Samsung, and Apple’s iPhone. 

But it is better than nearly all of the other players in the Android space. Smaller, more cost-effective brands like VIVO and RealMe, as well brands like Sony and ASUS, are all worse when it comes to support, so while OnePlus isn’t the best when it comes to Android OS updates, it certainly isn’t the worst either. 

OnePlus Update Policy For R Series

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OnePlus’ R series of devices include OnePlus 11R, OnePlus 10R, OnePlus 9R, etc. The phones in this series are like the current flagship’s ‘Lite’ model. OnePlus did not upgrade the update policy for the R series of phones.

These devices will continue to get 3 Android version updates and four years of security patches. These devices include:

  • OnePlus 11R
  • OnePlus 10R
  • OnePlus 10R Endurance Edition
  • OnePlus 9R
  • OnePlus 9RT

OnePlus Update Policy For Nord Series Devices

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OnePlus Nord, the budget sub-brand of OnePlus, falls even further into the food chain. These devices will get 2 Android version updates and three years of security patches. The devices include:

  • OnePlus Nord 3
  • OnePlus Nord CE 3
  • OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite
  • OnePlus Nord 2T
  • OnePlus Nord 3
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
  • OnePlus Nord 2 
  • OnePlus Nord CE
  • OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Update Policy For Nord N Series Devices

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OnePlus Nord N series of devices are exclusive to the US market, and these devices come with 1 Android version update and three years of security patches. Devices in this series include:

  • OnePlus Nord N30
  • OnePlus Nord N300
  • OnePlus Nord N20 SE
  • OnePlus Nord N20 5G
  • OnePlus Nord N200 5G
  • OnePlus Nord N10 5G
  • OnePlus Nord N100

OnePlus Update Policy For OnePlus Pad

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The OnePlus Pad is classed as a premium product in the OnePlus stable, so, like the OnePlus 12 and the OnePlus Fold, it too gets four year’s worth of Android updates and five years’ worth of security patches. 

For an Android tablet, this is about as good as it gets. It’s still a long way behind Apple’s iPad which gets iOS updates for 7-8+ years (sometimes even longer). But for an Android-powered tablet, OnePlus’ level of support is pretty good. 

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