Pleasant software experience has always been one of the major selling points of OnePlus devices, but this won’t be the case for the OnePlus 2 – the Chinese company’s 2015 flagship. Not too long ago, a OnePlus representative confirmed that the OnePlus 2 won’t be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.
This news was shared by a user on XDA Developers’ forum, who contacted OnePlus’ customer support to enquire about the OnePlus 2’s software support. In a reply to his question, a OnePlus representative said that “as much as we (OnePlus) would like to give the latest update on the OnePlus 2, we’ve discontinued updates for dated devices.”
Considering the fact that Android Nougat was only released last year – merely a year after the OnePlus 2 was officially introduced – this doesn’t sit well with many owners of the device. After all, most phone makers offer software support for their devices for at least a year or two.
Of course, there are quite a bit of unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat ROMs for the OnePlus 2 over at XDA Developers’ forum, but we imagine end-users are not familiar with the process to flash their devices.
Hopefully, OnePlus won’t be giving the same treatment to its other devices; most notably the OnePlus 3 and 3T, both of which are now discontinued. The company did mention it will update these two devices to Android O, but it remains to be seen if OnePlus will provide software support for them beyond this version of Android.
(Source: XDA Developers Forum)