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PSA: OnePlus 6 and 6T software support ended – OnePlus 6 received 3 major Android OS while 6T got only 2

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Update 1, January 20 (12:20 ET) ― PSA

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Recently, OnePlus officially ended software support for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T smartphones. In the official announcement, OnePlus says “After 3 major updates and more than 3 years of updates” it is ending software support for the OnePlus 6 and 6T.

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The statement is not entirely TRUE. OnePlus 6 is the only device with 3 major updates. The device launched in May 2018 with pre-installed Android 8.1 Oreo, later it received the Android 9 Pie, Android 10, and Android 11. The device is currently running Android 11-based OxygenOS 11.

OnePlus did the same as it said in the above statement – but the OnePlus 6T is the exception here.

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 6T back in November 2018 with Android 9 Pie. So far, it has only received 2 major updates, Android 10 and Android 11. The device is currently running Android 11-based OxygenOS 11, is not eligible for the 3rd major update, which is Android 12-based OxygenOS 12.

The same is happening with the OnePlus 7 and 7T series. Both smartphone series launched in 2019. The OnePlus 7 series is going to receive 3 major updates but the 7T series will only get 2 major updates.

ALSO READ: OxygenOS 13 eligible device list

 

JANUARY 14, 2022

OnePlus has now officially closed the OxygenOS software support for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. Check the official statement below:

After 3 major updates and more than 3 years of updates, around 60 Closed Beta builds and over 30 Open Beta builds it’s now time to close a chapter and announce the end of OnePlus 6 and 6T official software support.

 

It was thanks to your constant support that we were able to constantly improve the software experience on these devices and we can’t thank you enough for your constant feedback. We would like to share a special word of appreciation to all the beta testers, that, since 2018, have been testing features before they would get released to the stable version. You played a huge role in optimizing OxygenOS to ensure an overall better experience.

 

Once again, we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of you for the tremendous support along the way. None of this would be possible without you. We’ll continue to listen to your voice to build even better products in the future.

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//OnePlus


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