Selling mobiles is not only done with the purchase. Unlike other products, Mobile companies have to push regular patch and OS updates. Based on after-sales support, the company may become popular. But the after support also requires resources in the company end. That’s why some of the companies highlight their software support experience. Compare with other mobile manufacturers, OnePlus is always great in terms of software experience. Recently they launched more affordable mobiles OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100. But there are some official details are rolling that both OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 may get only one Major Android OS upgrade. It means you will get only Android 11. After that, you won’t receive other major OS upgrades.
OnePlus, the Chinese mobile phone giant, confirmed today that its latest mid-range phone Nord N10 5G and Nord 100 would get only one version update and the security patches for two years.
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OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 may get only one Major Android OS upgrade
The OnePlus latest phone, Nord N10 5G and Nord 100 released on October 26, 2020, and soon to launch in the UK and the USA in the coming weeks. These phones were shipped with Android 10, that was shocking news as the OnePlus 8T that released earlier was running Android 11 platform.
And the situation worsens when today OnePlus confirmed that these phones would get only one version update, i.e., just shifting to the Android 11 platform and only two years of security patches. That’s shocking news for OnePlus lovers from the UK and the USA who have planned to buy these latest mid-range phones.
Did OnePlus take a U-Turn from its Policies?
Yes, apparently it is so. OnePlus is a short period successful mobile phone company that penetrated the UK and the USA huge phone industry due to its offering specs and the budget price and the aftersales of two version updates and three years of security patches. However, this cut down in after-sales service is hard to believe and seemed a rumor but OnePlus officially confirmed it.
Why OnePlus decide to drop multiple Android OS upgrades?
It is a tough question of current scenarios as mobile manufacturers are expanding the after-sales services and specs. Samsung has committed three version updates to its flagship and selected mid-range mobile phones. Almost the same is Microsoft offering for its Surface Duo. But OnePlus surprisingly decided to go off track.
In fact, the mobile manufacturer has to match many resources when it offers an operating system update; that’s why companies launch the selling rate by adding all those update expenditures. In these phones, OnePlus cut down the cost of these updates and launched Nord N10 5G and Nord 100 with fabulous specs at a mid-range price.
Another reason may be the over-extended size of OnePlus this year. There is no doubt that OnePlus took an enormous boost in 2020. and released three Nord series phones in the last six months and still working on the fourth Nord SE. OnePlus has realized that it is pretty challenging to deliver continuous software updates to Nord series mid-range phones.
Will the update count affect Nord Sales?
It will definitely affect the Nord sales in the coming week when it will be on sales in the UK and the USA. The users appreciated these models as Nord N10 5G has the 5G capabilities, and Nord 100 has a massive 5000mAh battery with mid-range price and OnePlus after-sales services.
These are shipped with Android 10, which is insane because OnePlus 8T, the earlier model, was pre-loaded with Android 11. Secondly, OnePlus promised OnePlus 6 released in 2018 for an upgrade to Android 11 and only one update for these latest phones.
As OnePlus cutdown the after-sales services so there will be a cutdown in sales too.
OnePlus has been quick to upgrade its mobile phone to the latest versions by upgrading OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro to Android 11 in mid of October. Also, with OnePlus 8T, which was pre-loaded with Android 11. It is very disappointing to see these latest phones with Android 10 and promise only one version update already in the market. The strategy is the same as why mobile manufacturers are not doing regular patch updates. Are you still planning to buy these phones? Do tell us in the comments below.
Selva Ganesh is the Chief Editor of this Blog. He is a Computer Science Engineer, An experienced Android Developer, Professional Blogger with 8+ years in the field. He completed courses about Google News Initiative. He runs Android Infotech which offers Problem Solving Articles around the globe.