OnePlus is getting a lot of criticism now for its unexpected position in Android updates for OnePlus Nord, but, to its credit, the company had a more commendable record compared to other companies. For example, it has extended its updates to older models, such as the OnePlus 5 and 5T since 2017. These two phones are receiving yet another update and, although not so big, it brings the necessary corrections that remained unsolved for almost half a year.
It was definitely a surprise when OnePlus revealed last year that its 2017 duo would be upgraded to OxygenOS 10, which, in turn, meant they would receive Android 10 as well. It was definitely more than some manufacturers promised, some even trying to escape two-year commitments. This update was finally released in May, but it was somewhat confusing.
The update had some bugs, including one that forced OnePlus to stop the operation for a long time. OnePlus also had to remove some features, particularly Electronic Image Stabilization or EIS. This one is finally coming back and hopefully will improve the photographic performance of both phones.
The update to OxygenOS 10.0.1 also brings the latest semi-security patches for Android from September and also fixes some other issues. The OnePlus 5T, in particular, is getting a share back by swiping from bottom to top on the screen. This is absent in the OnePlus 5, which still has a lower home button that makes full-screen gestures virtually unviable.
This follow-up update for OnePlus 5 and 5T shows how important updates are for each phone, regardless of age or level. That’s what makes OnePlus’ unexpected revelation about the OnePlus Nord series almost devastating for fans of the brand. Hopefully, the company will give in and once again prove that it will never establish itself.