OnePlus discontinues software support for OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T after 3 major updates

Deepak Gupta January 18, 2022
Updated 2022/01/18 at 5:51 AM

OnePlus has officially ended software support for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T smartphones released in 2018. The smartphones, both powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood, received Android OS updates for three years after launch. Unlike the company’s OnePlus 7 and later smartphones, the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T will not receive the update to OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12 or updates containing the latest security patches going forward.

On a announcement posted on the OnePlus forums, the company announced that it was discontinuing support for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. “After 3 major updates and more than 3 years of updates, around 60 closed beta releases and over 30 open beta releases, it is now time to close a chapter and announce the end of official support for OnePlus 6 and 6T software,” he wrote. a member of the OnePlus team. on the forums. This makes the previous OxygenOS update the final software update for both smartphones, which includes the November 2021 security patches as part of the update.

In July 2021, OnePlus announced that it was updating its software maintenance schedule to provide three major Android updates as well as four years of security updates for its high-end smartphones. However, the new policy only applies to the company’s OnePlus 8 and newer smartphones, so the OnePlus 6 and 6T will not receive the company’s fourth year of security updates, despite receiving three OS updates.

The OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T were released in 2018, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and launched with Android Oreo and Android Pie respectively. The smartphones feature a 16-megapixel main camera with an f/1.7 aperture lens and a 20-megapixel camera with an f/1.7 aperture lens. On the front, the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T both have a 16-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. While the OnePlus 6 is equipped with a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,280 pixels) AMOLED display, the OnePlus 6T has a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,340) AMOLED display with a print scanner. digital on-screen, unlike the OnePlus 6T which sported a rear-mounted scanner.

OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T owners can continue to use their smartphones, albeit at the risk of running outdated software. Meanwhile, technically able users can try to backup their data and install custom ROMs like LineageOS or pixel experience, which could provide unofficial software support for a few more years. While these custom ROMs provide updated software, they can also cause problems with apps like Netflix and Google Pay, something users should keep in mind before installing third-party software on their smartphones. Smartphone manufacturers also warn users against using custom ROMs.

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