OnePlus upgrades the Nord, along with its 2019 flagships, to September 2020 security patches
OnePlus has released new software updates for a variety of its Android devices via its official community website. They are also stable versions of OxygenOS (OOS), and thus can be downloaded via OTA as normal. These new versions include OOS v10.5.8 for the Nord (for all its region-specific variants: EU, Indian and Global).
In addition, the OEM's slightly older models have been issued with versions 10.3.5 (India)/10.0.13 (Global & EU) in the case of the 7T; versions 10.3.5 (India)/10.0.11 (Global & EU) for the 7T Pro, and versions 10.0.8 (EU)/10.3.5 (India & Global) for the 7 and 7 Pro flagships that came before them. OnePlus notes that their roll-out will be incremental: in other words, some users may wait longer for them than others.
These updates have general bug-fixing and stability-enhancing properties. In addition, the Nord's new install confers a new notification-silencing feature, whereas those for the 7 and 7T series have a new panel of user-assisting tips in the UI. However, all of them have something in common, which is sort-of-up-to-date September 2020 Android security patches.
This may seem satisfactory by the general standards of Android system updates for phones that are not Pixels. Then again, Samsung has also reportedly upgraded the Galaxy A50 to the very latest October 2020 patch. However, this only apparently applies to this mid-ranger's SM-A50F/N variant, meaning it may not be seen in all markets.
What about OnePlus' own current flagships? They now have access to a second Open Beta of OOS based on Android 11. Therefore, users on this "update channel" get a chance to enjoy features and functions of this new version of the OS early.