Recently, OnePlus started rolling out a new software update for its three-year-old smartphones, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series, which mainly installs the December 2022 Android security patch. Meanwhile, the Chinese tech giant has announced that the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series devices will not receive any more updates in the future. It means that H.32 (7-series) & F.18 (7T-series) are the last & final versions of the 7 series.
OnePlus Update Policy:
At some point in 2021, OnePlus announced to revise its update policy for devices from 2 years of major software updates to 3 years of major software updates and four years of monthly security updates. Notably, the flagship devices released before the OnePlus 8 series devices will follow the previous schedule of 2 major Android updates and three years of security updates.
OnePlus 7 & 7T Series EOL:
Back in May 2019, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 7 series with OxygenOS 9, while the OnePlus 7T series came later in October with OxygenOS 10 out of the box. Now, these devices are currently running on the Android 12-based OxygenOS 12.1 operating system. It means that the 7-series actually received one more major update compared to the 7T series.
According to the OnePlus maintenance schedule, the latest security update of December 2022 (not January 2023) is the last firmware update for the OnePlus 7/7 Pro. Now, the OnePlus 7/7T series smartphones will not be getting any new updates like security patches or major OxygenOS and Android updates.
If you own one of those devices, we recommend that you get a new device to protect your security and privacy or your own data. The company has marked these devices, which will not get any new updates.
Software update Policy – 2023:
Last month, OnePlus also announced the new ColorOS update policy. This includes the commitment to guarantee four major ColorOS updates with five years of security patches for OnePlus users on selected flagship models starting in 2023. Through it, the Chinese tech giant aims to bring longer-lasting and more stable intelligent experiences to users by continuing to build on OxygenOS.