OnePlus confirmed last year that it would roll out Android 7.0 Nougat updates to a few of its devices, including the OnePlus 2. Fast-forward to today, though, and the company has confirmed that that’s no longer the case.
OnePlus has revealed that it will not update the OnePlus 2 to Android Nougat. In a statement to Android Authority, OnePlus explained by saying “When we built the OnePlus 2 we didn’t have the software infrastructure team in place we do now.”
The OnePlus 2 received an update to Android 6.0.1 in mid-2016, and now it looks like that’s where the device will stay.
The news that the OnePlus 2 won’t be getting an update to Nougat is disappointing for owners of that device. The OP2 is a recent flagship for OnePlus, and it was less than a year ago that OnePlus had committed to a Nougat update for the device. At least now owners of the OnePlus 2 can stop waiting for a Nougat update and move on, whether that means sticking with their Marshmallow-powered phone, loading a custom ROM onto the device, or moving to a new phone altogether.
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