OnePlus Nord N200 will get only one major Android update

21 June 2021
On the other hand, you can expect three years of security patches.

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TheLastOracle, 22 Jun 2021OnePlus is getting worse day by day. First getting celebs o... moreThey were created as a spinoff of Oppo to target Overseas markets. Now that they are more established they are targeting different segments of the market. All brands are similar in the end and their ultimate goal is to make money. Unfortunately, all the major brands are using celebrities now to endorse and market their products which results in higher prices for consumers.

Shadocx, 22 Jun 2021Oh really, Xiaomi gives 2 Android updates to their sub 200€... moreIt's funny how you chose the phones with much lower pricing to prove your point. At the pricepoint by which the N200 is being sold right now, Xiaomi offer 2 years Android upgrade. Again, pricepoint. Redmi Note 8 is much cheaper than N200 but it now has Android 11 in China, Global will follow in the future. Redmi Note 7 is just too low of a pricepoint. Compare N200 even to Redmi Note 8 Pro atleast with now Android 11 from Android 9 and even that is still much lower-priced than N200, the pricepoint of N200 coincides with:

Poco X3/X3 NFC and X3 Pro
Redmi Note 10 Pro (base variant)

These phones are sure to receive 2 android upgrades.

So only android 12 and then no more support. Gg OneOppo. You are becoming the standard boring brand out there.

  • Anonymous

TheLastOracle, 22 Jun 2021OnePlus is getting worse day by day. First getting celebs o... moreOnePlus never forgot why it was created. OnePlus is a business that sells a phones. I believe this is all within their plan. Sell affordable flagship killers albeit low profit, grow a following of loyal customers and make their brand well-known among the dozens of android brands, after that, they can start raising their prices and removing features so that they can get a greater profit, and they know that people will still buy these phones because of their loyal customers.

So that people should buy Oneplus nord N200 pro in future, good strategy Samsung.. ahem.. OnePlus..

OnePlus is getting worse day by day. First getting celebs on board, then increasing product pricing, and then support for their products becoming a joke.

It seems OnePlus doesn't remember why it was created.

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Aierlan, 22 Jun 2021Personally don't think it makes much difference. Have... moreSadly, this only works in theory. The best example? Apple. Three models every year, with minimum to none hardware difference, and yet they can't make the OS work perfectly from the very first moment. And many times updates even make it worse.

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anon, 22 Jun 2021i don't understand why oneplus update policy is so aby... moreRedmi gave only one androud update in two redmi phones i used successively

Shadocx, 22 Jun 2021Oh really, Xiaomi gives 2 Android updates to their sub 200€... moreRedmi Note 8 Pro, launched in 2019 with Android 9 and MTK G90T, received Android 11 this year. And it costs $180 (lowest price I took from GSMArena page).

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Shadocx, 22 Jun 2021Oh really, Xiaomi gives 2 Android updates to their sub 200€... moreI received 2 major OS updates on MY Samsung M30s (even received Android 11 months before OnePlus 7 pro)

Pure planned obsolescence right here.
No wonder that OnePlus is part of the 4 Smartphone brands I hate for their anti-consummer behavior, and they constantly disappoint with new things like that.
The worse was that they pretended to care about their community just so they got enough money to finally pull out this kind of things...

Why Oneplus is doing this midrange thing is beyond me.

  • Anonymous

Since it is related to a carrier, I imagine they reached some agreements about it. But it is understandable that in the future, once ColorOS becomes the single user interface, Oppo will decide how many updates the OnePlus phones will receive. How good is or will be Oppo updating the software is the question.

And there's cheaper phones with lower grade of specifications yet they gets updated at least 2 years of major OS updates which means this, frankly enough, an avoidable disappointment all around.

  • Anonymous

OnePlus seem to be on a race to the bottom 🤔

  • Anonymous

I'd rather have 3 years of security patches and no new android than having 1 android and just 1 year of patches.

Personally don't think it makes much difference. Haven't really noticed any significant improvements at all in the last two android updates. What would be more important to me is that phones are optimized well and run software I like when i buy them. If that is the case then updates (apart from security patches) aren't that important. Unfortunately with manufacturers releasing so many models that is not the case now. Cameras and software are often not optimised well before release. Thus updates are needed to improve the situation. Updates also sometimes result in negative optimization so they don't always improve phones. If companies released fewer models though the software optimization should at least in theory be better as the same resources would be split among fewer phones. Oneplus is probably getting worse in this regards as they are releasing more models but probably haven't increased the number of relevant staff as quickly as the models are being developed.

anon, 22 Jun 2021i don't understand why oneplus update policy is so aby... moreOh really, Xiaomi gives 2 Android updates to their sub 200€ phones?
From what I remember, my Redmi Note 5 got only 1 Android update but 3 MIUI updates.
And it doesn't seem like the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 8 have Android 11.
OnePlus needs to improve it's software support for it's flagships tho.

  • anon

i don't understand why oneplus update policy is so abysmal, even xiaomi offers 2 android updates at least