OnePlus Nord N10 and N100 get one Android upgrade

OnePlus Nord N10 camera module

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  • OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 will only get an Android upgrade.
  • Since the devices come with Android 10, this means that at some point they will get Android 11 and no more upgrades after that.
  • The company has also confirmed that both phones will receive security updates for two years.

The OnePlus Nord series is brand new in 2020. Hence, we don’t have a long history when it comes to software upgrades, security support, etc. Until now, that information was all in the air.

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However, OnePlus recently confirmed this Android Central that the two newest Nord telephones – Nord N10 and Nord N100 – will only receive one software upgrade. Both devices come with Android 10, which logically means that they will eventually get Android 11 and no more upgrades after that.

OnePlus also confirmed that both phones will receive security updates for two years. This is the bare minimum as suggested by Google.

OnePlus Nord N10 and N100: Apparently not a priority

This new upgrade policy is in stark contrast to OnePlus’ previous and current policies for its flagship numbered phones. For example, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T got a whopping four versions of Android (Android 6 Marshmallow, Android 7 Nougat, Android 8 Oreo, and Android 9 Pie) in their lifetime. The OnePlus 6 has already received three versions (Android 8 Oreo, Android 9 Pie and Android 10) and is expected to get Android 11 next year.

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Granted, these are all flagship phones, and the Nord series isn’t part of the flagship list. For the top-notch OnePlus Nord, however, there will likely be an upgrade schedule closer to that of the flagship series. However, OnePlus has not yet made any promises regarding this phone.

The bottom line is that OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 don’t have big priorities for OnePlus. The company likely views these phones as cheap entrances to the OnePlus ecosystem, so they don’t need special attention. This is a real shame as a lack of updates encourages buyers to throw away their year old phones, which is problematic for the environment (and the customer’s wallet).

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