Google’s Pixel devices are always the first to get the latest Android updates, but if you’re using a OnePlus device, you might need to wait longer than expected. However, you should be excited to know when or if the Android 12 update will be hitting your device. In this article, let’s look at the list of OnePlus devices that’ll be updated to Android 12 and if your device made it on the list.
The preview and beta versions of Google’s latest Android OS, Android 12, have been out for quite some time now, and we’ve been closely following the releases. Android 12 brings many exciting new features and improvements over Android 11. It is definitely one of the most significant updates since Android 5.0 Lollipop, making it one of the most anticipated Android updates.
List Of OnePlus Phones Getting Android 12
- OnePlus Nord 2 5G
- OnePlus Nord N200 5G
- OnePlus Nord CE 5G
- OnePlus 9 (Android 12 Beta available)
- OnePlus 9 Pro (Android 12 Beta available)
- OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus 8T
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7T Pro / McLaren Edition
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus Nord N10 and N100 (Doubtful)
With the 8 series and above, OnePlus promised three years of updates and four years of security patches. However, devices launched before the 8 series will follow the company’s previous rule of two major Android updates and three years of security patches.
Since the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro came with Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box and have received two major Android updates (10 and 11), we don’t think OnePlus is going to update them to Android 12 unless it decides to make an exception like the OnePlus 3/3T which received three major updates – Nougat, Oreo, and Pie.
Disappointed that your OnePlus won’t receive Android 12? There is a way you can install Android 12. You guessed it right. I’m talking about custom ROMs.
Android’s open-source nature allows developers to access its code and develop their own customized versions of operating systems, which we call custom ROMs. Bear in mind that you might want to proceed carefully if you’re a beginner since installing a custom ROM involves tinkering with the gut of your smartphone, and it might sometimes not end up well.
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As of now, there are no Android 12-based custom ROMs, but expect ROMs to arrive soon once the same is out. For more info on how to install, the folks over XDA-Developers Forum have got you covered. Just search for your device and get all the info you need.
If you are using a smartphone from other brands, check out their respective update schedule below: