While most of the time we write about devices receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware, this time, however, it’s the other way around. OnePlus, the makers of the “Flagship Killer” smartphones, who delivered OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, and OnePlus 3 variants, seems uninterested in seeding the Nougat software to OnePlus 2 if a new report is to be believed.
As reported by Android Headlines, a OnePlus 2 customer has confirmed online with a copy of the transcript of a conversation with a OnePlus customer support representative that the said smartphone won’t be receiving the Nougat update in future.
The OnePlus staffer stated, “as much as we would like to give the latest update on the OnePlus 2, we’ve discontinued updates for dated devices.”
It won’t be the first or last time when a smartphone is taken off the shelf for updates, but there are two reasons why we are reporting on this one. First up, the OnePlus 2 device is still under the two-year marker, hence, it’s expected to get the Nougat update even if that’s the last one for it. Also, the same device was spotted with Android 7.1.1 software as recently as the end of March 2017.
And the second reason is confirmation of Android O update for OnePlus 3 and 3T by Pete Lau, the OnePlus CEO, on Twitter today. If the OnePlus 3 and 3T variants can get the Android O 8.0 update after launching with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, then why can’t same hold true for OnePlus 2 devices.
However, if the OnePlus team has decided against it, nothing can be done. Still, we hope the recent report turns out to be false, and the loyal users of OnePlus 2 are greeted with the Android 7.0 Nougat update in future.
For those who don’t know, OnePlus 2 launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop in August 2015. It featured the latest Snapdragon 810 processor of that time so it’s more than capable to handle Android 7.0 Nougat.