OnePlus has always championed the phrase “Never Settle,” but if you’re still rocking a OnePlus 2, it looks like you’re going to have to settle for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to the company’s support team, the OnePlus 2 is now officially a dated device and won’t be receiving anymore software updates, despite being less than two years old.
If you do still have a OnePlus 2, that’s probably a bit of a letdown for a relatively new phone with very capable hardware, but that’s also something that everyone should be wary of when they’re buying top-tier performance at half the cost. OnePlus has to allocate resources as efficiently as possible, and in many cases, software updates for older devices are not the most efficient usage.
OnePlus was silent about the OnePlus X, but considering the similarities in hardware and release windows for the phones, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the smaller flagship get left out in the cold, too.
With all of this being said, OnePlus was pretty open about making their devices pretty friendly to anyone wanting to tinker, so just because it’s officially been cut off from software updates doesn’t mean you won’t still be able to get your Nougat fix with custom ROMs and the like.