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. 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.