Recently, OnePlus released the Android 14-based OxygenOS 14 open beta timeline for OnePlus devices and it will start from October and gradually rollout till November. In the timeline, the company confirmed that the OnePlus 8T will get OxygenOIS 14 open beta in November 2023.
August 8 – Initial story: Will the OnePlus 8T Get Android 14-based OxygenOS 14 Update?
Android 14 is almost ready for the stable debut, as the company has released the beta 4.1 software update, and many OnePlus devices will receive it through the OxygenOS 14 update. On the other hand, recently, OnePlus has started rolling out the OxygenOS 14 closed beta update for the OnePlus 11 in India. But the question here is whether the dearest OnePlus 8T will get the upcoming Android 14-based OxygenOS 14 update or not.
Well, OnePlus has already stopped support for major software updates and monthly security updates for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series. And it looks like the OnePlus 8 series is the next to lose major software support.
Last year, OnePlus expanded its update policy for OxygenOS to guarantee four major Android upgrades with five years of security patches for selected flagship models in 2023. Through it, the Chinese tech giant aims to bring users longer-lasting and more stable intelligent experiences by continuing to build on OxygenOS.
Let us tell you that the OnePlus 8T smartphone originally appeared on the user platform with the Android 11 operating system and is eligible to receive 3 Android software updates and four years of monthly security patches, similar to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
Furthermore, the tech maker has updated the OnePlus 8T with OxygenOS 11.1, OxygenOS 12, OxygenOS 12.1 and will receive OxygenOS 13 in November 2022, and currently, the phone runs OxygenOS 13.1 based on Android 13.
The latest version of OxygenOS 13.1 brings all the new features that Google has introduced in the latest Android 13 operating system. On the other hand, this major update brings a new design philosophy and aquamorphic design, which provides an easier and faster way to manage your device.
OnePlus OxygenOS maintenance schedule
Sometime in 2021, the company revised its update policy from promising 2 years of major software updates for devices to 3 years of major software updates and 4 years of monthly security updates.
According to the software update policy, OnePlus 8T will get three major Android OS and four years of security update support. The smartphone launched with OxygenOS-based Android 11 skin means the OnePlus 8T will get the Android 14 update.