Towards the end of last month, a listing on Geekbench revealed a OnePlus 2 unit running the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, suggesting that the update’s release will be happening soon.
When a phone makes such an appearance in benchmarks like OnePlus 2 did, the usual expectations to follow are that the official update will come sooner than later. Well, up to now, nothing has happened just yet, something that has led to massive frustrations among not just OnePlus 2 users, but also those using the phone’s follow-up model and 2015 counterpart, the OnePlus X.
OnePlus 2 was released in August 2015 and at the time, Android Lollipop was the latest stable OS available for OEMs. Later in the year, Android Marshmallow was released and in 2016, the phone received the update to this new OS. Now that the phone has been replaced by newer OnePlus 3 and 3T, the Chinese OEM has turned attention to these two, constantly updating them with new features while turning a blind eye to the 2015 model.
This has not been received well by fans of OnePlus 2 and even though the company is still silent on when exactly the device will be updated to Android Nougat, a second appearance on Geekbench with Android 7.1.1 Nougat running the show could suggest that the phone is indeed being tested for the newer version.
Since OnePlus 3 and 3T are already running Android 7.1.1 Nougat, it is possible that the company might skip the original v7.0 and roll out this same v7.1.1 to OnePlus 2. If this is the case, users of this phone will indeed be left smiling, but it would have been better if the company said something about the status of the update rather than keep silent.
In the benchmarks, OnePlus 2 manages a score of 719 for single-core tests and 2061 for multi-core tests. These are mixed results when compared to the previous appearance, where the former test recorded a score of 600 and the latter managed a better score of 2402. But as noted, these are just initial tests, with further improvements expected once the stable version is released, hopefully, soon.