Updates are still a big deal worth talking about on Android, even as some of the bigger players in the game continue to ignore them. OnePlus, a company who once had a rocky update history, has slowly been improving in the area since the release of the OnePlus 3 two years ago. And today, they’ve committed further to improving their reputation for updates by releasing a schedule similar to Google’s Pixel schedule.
An announcement from OnePlus addresses the new OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule, which covers the OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus 5 and 5T, and OnePlus 6. The schedule states that all phones will receive a full 2 years worth of “regular software maintenance” updates, as well as an additional 1 year of “software security maintenance” updates.
The “regular software maintenance” releases are listed as including new features, Android versions, Android security patches, and bug fixes. In that additional 1 year of security patches, well, the phones will see security patches.
As for timing, OnePlus is committing to provide updates on a bi-monthly (every 2 months) basis for the full three years worth of support. This new schedule goes into effect immediately.
In case you were wondering how this will look for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus says that they’ll continue providing regular OTA updates until November of this year (2018), followed by an additional year of Android security patches.
That make you feel better about your OnePlus purchase?