OnePlus is continuously making its name in the smartphone industry as the flagship killer, however, it’s not possible to achieve this ultimate status by simply releasing devices that are feature-packed and priced at lower prices, yet doing very little to keep owners of older devices happy with new software updates.
As evidenced by the fuming OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X users via the company’s official forum, fans of OnePlus are not so impressed with the current status of the two phones with respect to Android 7.0 Nougat OS. Of course, both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are already running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the story has been quite the opposite when it comes to the company’s 2015 releases.
The flagship OnePlus 2 and midrange OnePlus X were both unveiled in 2015, with the latter coming in towards the end of the year. Both phones came preinstalled with Android 5.1 Lollipop, but the Chinese OEM did well some time back, rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates to the duo.
While those using the budget OnePlus X might be forgiven for pushing so hard for an update to Android 7.0 Nougat, those on the flagship OnePlus 2 actually deserve this update, especially looking at the specs of the phone as well as other 2015 flagships carrying the same specs.
The OnePlus 2 shares just about the same hardware configuration as the likes of Google Nexus 6P, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z5 and even betters the likes of HTC One A9, Google Nexus 6 or even the Nexus 5X. However, this phone is not showing close to no signs of receiving the Nougat treat. While there have been a few appearances of the device on benchmarking website Geekbench with Android Nougat running the show, no word has come from OnePlus regarding the Nougat status of the phone (except a promise made back in June 2016 that the update will hit the phone at some point in future).
OnePlus 2 users can be hopeful that the Nougat treat might hit the device at some point, but the same cannot be said of the OnePlus X, which also took quite some time before receiving the Marshmallow treat as compared to the flagship model.