OnePlus has announced 4 Android OS updates for select phones coming in 2023 and beyond

By G. S. Vasan | Published 30 Nov 2022 17:43 IST
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Select OnePlus phones launching in 2023 will get 4 major Android upgrades.

  • This means 4 Android OS updates. Besides these, there will be security updates too.

  • In comparison, even Google Pixel 7 series gets fewer updates.

OnePlus has announced 4 Android OS updates for select phones coming in 2023 and beyond

OnePlus is one-upping Google by announcing 4 major Android updates for select phones it will launch next year. Although it hasn’t revealed the names of the smartphones, this is promising for its flagships coming in 2023. Let’s see where OnePlus stands in the Android market when it comes to software update promises.

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OnePlus vs the competitors: Software update scenario

OnePlus will be offering some of its upcoming phones in 2023 with 4 platform updates. Besides that, those phones are poised to get 5 years of security updates as well. That’s a big promise to come from an Android OEM. 

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Well, it’s not the only one. Samsung shares the crown of smartphone brands offering the longest OS updates. That is, it also promises 4 years of major Android upgrades for the following phones:

  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy A53

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  • Samsung Galaxy A73
  • Samsung Galaxy A33
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • All future Galaxy S-series phones

The Android maker Google’s own Pixel 7 series promises only 3 years of OS updates and 5 years of security patches.

Meanwhile, OnePlus’ sister concern Oppo offers 3 OS upgrades and 4 years of security updates.

The other BBK sub-brand Realme assures only 2 years of Android updates while Vivo has not made any broader official commitment.

So, OnePlus’ generosity must be lauded. As we said already, at least the higher-end OnePlus phones should be getting the newly promised update schedule. The brand is yet to announce the names of the phones. But, in time, we should be learning about them.

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