OnePlus has formally ended software program assist for each OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T smartphones that had been launched in 2018. The smartphones, that are each powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC beneath the hood obtained Android OS updates for 3 years after they had been launched. Not like the corporate’s OnePlus 7 and later smartphones, each OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T won’t obtain the replace to OxygenOS 12 primarily based on Android 12, or updates containing the most recent safety patches going ahead.
In an announcement posted to OnePlus boards, the corporate introduced that it was discontinuing assist for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. “After 3 major updates and more than 3 years of updates, around 60 Closed Beta builds and over 30 Open Beta builds it’s now time to close a chapter and announce the end of OnePlus 6 and 6T official software support,” a OnePlus Workers Member wrote on the boards. This makes the earlier replace to OxygenOS 184.108.40.206 the ultimate software program replace for each smartphones, which incorporates the November 2021 safety patches as a part of the replace.
In July 2021, OnePlus announced that it was updating its Software program Upkeep Schedule to offer three main Android updates, together with 4 years of safety updates to its high-end smartphones. Nonetheless, the brand new coverage solely applies to OnePlus 8 and newer smartphones from the corporate, so each OnePlus 6 and 6T won’t obtain the fourth yr of safety updates from the corporate, regardless of receiving three OS updates.
OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T had been each launched in 2018, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and launched with Android Oreo and Android Pie respectively. The smartphones function a 16-megapixel major digicam with an f/1.7 aperture lens and a 20-megapixel digicam with an f/1.7 aperture lens. On the entrance, each OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T function a 16-megapixel selfie digicam with an f/2.0 aperture. Whereas OnePlus 6 is provided with a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,280 pixels) AMOLED show, OnePlus 6T sports activities a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,340) AMOLED show with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, not like OnePlus 6T that sported a rear-mounted scanner.
OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T house owners can proceed to make use of their smartphones, albeit with the danger of operating outdated software program. In the meantime, technically adept customers can try and again up their information and set up customized ROMs like LineageOS or Pixel Experience, which may present unofficial software program assist for a number of extra years. Whereas these customized ROMs do present up to date software program, they will additionally trigger points with purposes like Netflix and Google Pay, which is one thing customers would possibly need to remember earlier than flashing third-party software program on their smartphones. Smartphone makers additionally warn customers towards utilizing customized ROMs.
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