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OnePlus’ next mid-range phone will have better software support than the OnePlus 12

OnePlus’ next mid-range phone will have better software support than the OnePlus 12

C. Scott Brown / Android Authority

In summary;

  • OnePlus has confirmed that it will be rolling out 4 Android updates and 6 years of security patches for the upcoming Nord 4.
  • This means one more year of security patches compared to the flagship OnePlus 12.
  • OnePlus to launch the device alongside Pad 2, Watch 2R, and Nord Buds 3 Pro on July 16

Android OEMs have been slowly but steadily improving their software update policies to deliver more platform and security updates to their devices. While Google and Samsung are currently ahead by offering 7 platform upgrades and 7 years of security updates for their latest flagships, OnePlus has made significant progress over the last few years. The Chinese OEM promised 4 Android version updates and 5 years of patches for its flagship OnePlus 12 and is now taking its software update commitment to the next level with its upcoming mid-range device.

OnePlus recently turned its attention to X (formerly Twitter), and approved The OnePlus Nord 4 is said to offer 4 platform updates and 6 years of security updates. This is quite impressive for a mid-range device, as most OEMs offer at most 3 Android updates and 3 years of patches for their budget and mid-range devices.

OnePlus still hasn’t taken the lead in the mid-range segment, as Google’s Pixel 8a will get 7 Android updates and 7 years of security patches. However, this is a big step in the right direction considering that the company only promised 2 Android updates and 3 years of security patches for previous devices in the Nord series.

We expect OnePlus to continue this trend with the upcoming devices until it reaches Google’s level. However, this may be a distant dream as the company’s President and COO Kinder Liu has previously stated that offering longer software support could hinder the user experience.

OnePlus will launch the Nord 4 at its upcoming Summer Launch Event on July 16. The new mid-range device will be joined by the OnePlus Pad 2, Watch 2R, and Nord Buds 3 Pro.

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