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OnePlus 2 won't get Android Nougat 7.1 update, OnePlus confirms

OnePlus is gearing up to launch the OnePlus 5 on June 20.

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OnePlus fans might be disappointed to know that the OnePlus 2 smartphone will not get Android Nougat 7.0 software update. The Chinese manufacturer launched OnePlus 2 flagship in the year 2015, and it last got an Oxygen OS update. Although OnePlus promises to offer updates on its devices for at least 24 months, there seems to be no further updates ahead for the smartphone.

In an interview with Android AuthorityOnePlus stated that it won’t push official Nougat update to the OnePlus 2. “When we built the OnePlus 2 we didn’t have the software infrastructure team in place as we do now,” said OnePlus on why the Android Nougat update cannot be rolled out for the smartphone in question. Basically, OnePlus 2 was manufactured at a time when the company did not have access to required infrastructure and thus the smartphone is not optimized to run on Android Nougat stably.

OnePlus also stated that the “customer service has been telling customers this for a little while” and “we’re happy about what we’re doing with software. We already confirmed Android O will come for the OnePlus 3 and 3T.” According to the company, OnePlus user community was quite aware of it and it ‘isn’t new’.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau earlier confirmed that OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones will certainly get the Google Android O update. The company remains tight-lipped on an exact timeline for the roll out as Android O also remains in beta phase. Both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T presently run on Android Nougat 7.1 based Oxygen OS. ALSO READ: OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T confirmed to receive Android O update; OnePlus 5 red variant teased

OnePlus is all set to launch its next flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5. The smartphone will be announced on June 20 in the US, June 21 in China and June 22 in India in separate keynote events. OnePlus 5 is among the much-anticipated smartphones of this year. It promises to pack a powerhouse of features and is confirmed to sport a Full HD display, Snapdragon 835 chipset and dual rear camera setup with improved low-light performance. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5: Everything you need to know about the upcoming ‘flagship killer’

  • Published Date: June 12, 2017 2:10 PM IST