OnePlus 6 and 6T were launched back in 2018 with Android 8.1 (Oreo). After three years of major Android updates and almost four years of security updates, the company has decided to drop the software update support for smartphones. A OnePlus representative verifies the news in the official community forum.
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Anyway, the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T recently received an update that squashed a few bugs and upgraded the security patch to November 2021. To mention, the last major OS update for the duo was OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11. Unfortunately, this will be the last official software update for the series. But don’t worry, you can always get third-party developer support to flash custom ROMs and enjoy the latest Android goodies.
The statement notes:
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.
OnePlus shared its latest software update support last year in July. However, the schedule only mentioned the latest models starting with the OnePlus 8 series. For these flagships, the company will release three major OS upgrades and four years of security updates. While the OnePlus 6 and 6T were not a part of the timeline, the OnePlus 7 series was stated to get two major Android upgrades and three years of security updates.