Many OnePlus 7 series users are asking when will their devices get the latest Android 11 update. A couple of days ago, OnePlus began providing the Android 11 update for its OnePlus 8 series of devices. The upcoming OnePlus 8T will come with the latest version of the OS pre-installed.
OnePlus 8 series devices are still receiving the latest update from OnePlus in batches. It is the OnePlus 7 series users who wish to know when the update would go live on their phones.
OnePlus 7 Series Android 11 Release Date Delayed
If you are reading this post then I believe you are waiting for the Android 11 beta OnePlus 7. Well, there is not much good news in terms of timelines.
OnePlus, which always tries to keep up with the pace of Google when it comes to delivering the latest Android update, has done a magnificent job for its current range of devices.
The OxygenOS 11 is already live for download on the OnePlus 8 devices. However, the Chinese phone maker has not given any OTA on the OnePlus 7 series and OnePlus 6 series.
OnePlus Forum Moderator confirms 2021 for OnePlus Android 11
Without any official word on the update, a moderator on the OnePlus forum has given a clue on the timeline.
According to the moderator, OnePlus 7 devices will receive the Oxygen OS 11 update until 2021. However, he didn’t mention the exact timeline for these updates. Furthermore, the moderator only mentioned the OnePlus 7 series in the comment. However, he was quick to add that it is a speculated ETA only.
This has left OnePlus 6 series users wondering that their devices might need to wait even longer to get the Android 11 update. They are assuming that their devices are eligible for updates.
The statement from the moderator is not final, and we need to wait for confirmation from the official OnePlus sources. As a part of OnePlus’ timeline to provide an update for the OnePlus 8 devices, the company said it would provide an update to the OnePlus 8 before the launch of OnePlus 8T.
It is highly unlikely that OnePlus would wait two to three months before updating the previous generation of OnePlus devices. There is a possibility that OnePlus will offer an Android 11 update to OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro soon. We might see the Android 11 update for these devices by the end of 2020. Then, OnePlus might move over to OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro during the first quarter of 2021.
Updates As On 15th October
Contradicting the earlier statement of the moderator, Android Authority, has confirmed that the Android 11 update will roll out for the OnePlus 7 series in December. The models of the flagship series include OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro, according to the OnePlus spokesperson. Whereas Oxygen OS 11 for carrier devices, like the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition on T-Mobile, will be rolled out sometime later.
Do keep in mind that OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series users will get the stable updates at different intervals due to separate codebase.
OnePlus 8T is coming out in a couple of days. This means we will see a fall in the price of the devices from the previous series. A lot of people might buy the OnePlus 7 devices, and OnePlus wouldn’t want to disappoint them. As a result, we might see the update on the OnePlus 7 series a lot sooner than expected.
However, it is hard to ascertain when OnePlus would come up with the update. It is best to wait for the announcement from an official source.