Looking at the schedule, it appears that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will continue getting standard OTA updates till November while the last Open Beta will arrive this week followed by the release of the stable version next month. According to the detailed post, the company will provide regular software updates including new Android versions, Android security patches and new features once every two months for up to 24 months after the launch of the device.
Which manufacturer updates its phones fastest?
The new schedule accounts for everything back to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, which are close to the two year anniversary of their release.
The lack of system and security updates in the Android handset world has always been a thorn on users' sides, and it's certainly one of the factors contributing to Apple's success with its phone business.
The OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule goes into effect right now and applies to the OnePlus 3/3T, 5/5T, 6, and all future phones. For instance, OnePlus 5, which made its debut in June 2017 five months before the OnePlus 5T, will be part of the same software upgrade cycle as the latter. With Google including OnePlus in the early stages of Android P, it seemed promising that the device would have an expedited path to the final Android P build. This would include new features, Android versions as well as Android security patches and bug fixes. This is impressive considering Google also provides software updates to its Google Pixel and Google Pixel lineup till three years after the launch of the device. The brand has announced Software Maintenance Schedule for it's range of devices. With devices like the Galaxy Note 8 taking a year to get Android Oreo, would you base your decision on how quickly you would get a new version of Android as to which device to purchase?