OnePlus 9 & OnePlus 8T on T-Mobile to get their farewell update

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After three years of receiving continuous updates, the OnePlus 9 series has reached its last stop. As Android Authority reports, the company has released an Oxygen OS 14 update to the T-Mobile variants of the OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and 8T. The unlocked versions of the phones have received their last Android update before.

OnePlus has pledged to release three major Android updates and four years of security updates to its devices. Launched in October 2020 and March 2021, the OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 9 series are now at the end of their Android update cycle. But they’ll still receive security patches for a few more months.

The OnePlus 9 series and OnePlus 8T were launched with Android 11. The Oxygen OS 14 update is the last major platform update for the devices. The carrier models of OnePlus devices were supported only by T-Mobile in the United States market. Meanwhile, users could also opt for unlocked versions.

OnePlus 9 series and OnePlus 8T no longer receive any Android update from the manufacturer

OnePlus customers can now enjoy the Android 14 experience on their devices. However, the company’s short Android lifespan support might make customers hesitant to opt for a newer device like the OnePlus 12.

The OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and 8T received only three years of Android support. But the brand’s latest flagships are pleased to offer four years of platform updates and five years of security patches. While this might seem like a good leap, it still falls short compared to rival brands, including Google and Samsung. The OnePlus 12R is also set to receive the same three years of Android updates despite being launched in February 2024.

Google and Samsung’s latest flagships, like the Pixel 8 Pro and Galaxy S24 series, claim to guarantee seven years of Android updates besides regular security patches. Extending Android lifespan support helps customers enjoy their devices for more years. It also ensures a cutting-edge experience in the long run.

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