As OnePlus prepares the launch of its upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 5, the company seems to be making some hard decision on its older devices. The smartphone in question is the OnePlus 2 which has now been known to not receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X users had been desperately waiting for the Android 7.0 Nougat update since its release but the company has failed to provide any development. OnePlus X users are still left in the dark as the alleged statement is valid for OnePlus 2 users only. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: ReportAlso Read - OnePlus Nord CE gets first software update: What’s new, how to download
Just last month, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X users had started a Thunderclap campaign for the Android 7.0 Nougat update on their devices. OnePlus was made aware of this campaign but still did not provide any positive time frame for an update. However, a statement in response to a query made by OnePlus’ Customer support now states that the company has discontinued updates for ‘dated’ devices, the OnePlus 2. The statement was posted on XDA forum which reads, “As much as we would like to give the latest update on the OnePlus 2, we’ve discontinued updates for dated devices. But we will continue to support the limited warranty for current users and provide updates and support the best way we can even for OnePlus 2 users.”
This clearly means that the OnePlus 2 will not get the official Android 7.0 Nougat update. The OnePlus X was not mentioned, but it may seem likely that the same would be applied for this smartphone too. OnePlus 2 users can still upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat by rooting their devices. OnePlus is yet to give an official comment on this. ALSO READ: OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T confirmed to receive Android O update; OnePlus 5 red variant teased
In another not so bitter news, OnePlus is offering a free protective case for those who purchase the OnePlus 3T in India till June 12. The offer is available on the company’s online store. Three protective cases of Sandstone worth Rs 899, Karbon and Rosewood priced at Rs 1,499, will be given for free to the OnePlus 3T customers. Prior to this, OnePlus had also listed an offer of Rs 1,500 off for SBI credit cards on purchasing the OnePlus 3T. This comes as an effort from OnePlus to boost sales for the OnePlus 3T which will be discontinued by the end of the year. ALSO READ: OnePlus 3T gets discounts prior to OnePlus 5 launch, but should you buy one?
With these new developments, the fact that the company is keeping prime focus on the OnePlus 5 cannot be ignored. The discontinuation of the OnePlus 3T was so that the sales would favor the OnePlus 5. OnePlus 2 not receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update also seems to be a part of the company’s focus now being the OnePlus 5 only. Currently, only the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T run on Android 7.0 Nougat. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5 leak all but confirms dual-camera setup, 3,300mAh battery