OnePlus reaffirms its commitment to regular software updates for its newer phones following a fan's worrying discovery
OnePlus has just posted a new page on its website outlining its Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) Security Update policy for some of its devices: the Nord, 8 and 8 Pro. However, when this was dug up and posted to this OEM's official community forum, it proved a source of consternation. All of these devices were listed as those in line for security patch upgrades once per quarter-year, whereas the company had stated earlier that they would be kept up to date in a more frequent manner.
OnePlus had publicly stated that it aims to release new security patches every 2 months for newer devices. In addition, it has committed to official support for each new flagship over 3 years, although the last of these involves the bi-monthly security patches only. The AER page has subsequently been updated to reflect that goal, suggesting that the first version was in error.
Therefore, the 8-series and Nord smartphones are back on a "regular" security update schedule, according to this page. Their support end dates are in 2023, as may be expected. Concerns aired on the community website to this effect have also been addressed by OnePlus' Community Consultant David Monteiro.