OnePlus has struggled with software program updates in current historical past, with most of its telephones nonetheless ready on an Android 12 replace, and safety updates usually a month late or extra. Nonetheless, older OnePlus telephones initially offered by carriers in america are in a fair worse spot.
The OnePlus 8 and eight Professional, that are each solely two years outdated, just started to receive an update to OxygenOS 12 (based mostly on Android 12). The replace is seemingly nonetheless within the early phases of rolling out — there’s not even an official changelog or announcement on the OnePlus boards but. That leaves some unlocked fashions, the Verizon variant, and the T-Mobile version on OxygenOS 11 with February safety patches. Nonetheless, not solely is the OxygenOS 12 additionally on the February safety patch degree, but it surely’s apparently nonetheless just as buggy because the OxygenOS 12 improve on different units. The OnePlus 8T can be nonetheless on the February patch degree with no Android 12.
The OnePlus 7 Professional is in a fair worse spot, presumably as a result of the telephone was launched in 2019 and is approaching the tip of its supposed lifecycle. The unlocked model was last updated in December with that month’s safety patch degree, however the T-Mobile version continues to be on the August 2021 safety patch degree, and the 5G model offered by Dash hasn’t been updated to OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) in any respect. T-Mobile also shut down Sprint’s 5G network in 2020, so the Dash OP7 Professional 5G can’t even hook up with 5G anymore.
The slowdown in each safety updates and main Android releases on older OnePlus telephones isn’t nice, contemplating not one of the above-mentioned telephones are even three years outdated but. Samsung now guarantees four major updates and five years of security patches, the Google Pixel 6 can have three years of OS updates and five years of security fixes, and Apple is still updating the six-year-old iPhone 6S.
A spokesperson for OnePlus instructed XDA Builders that the Dash model of the OnePlus 7 Professional 5G will obtain one other safety patch in Could.