While OnePlus has already rolled out Oxygen OS 11 update based on Android 11 for the OnePlus 8 and 8T series, the Android 11 update for the one-year old 7T series is yet to come. Now, the company has stated that the Android 11 update has been further delayed to next year, due to some issues in the development cycle.
In a blog post, OnePlus revealed that the Android 11 version for Hydrogen OS (OnePlus’ Android software for China) was facing issues with data decryption after the Android 11 upgrade on the OnePlus 7T series. Due to this, OnePlus is delaying the update to sometime early next year while they work with Qualcomm to solve the issue.
Since Hydrogen OS and Oxygen OS share a very similar codebase, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that the Oxygen OS 11 update for the OnePlus 7T series will also be delayed.
OnePlus has lately become a little irregular with their software updates for their smartphones. The Android 10 update for the OnePlus 6T series had a lot of problems when it rolled out last year, which lead to delays. In comparison, the Oxygen OS 11 update for the OnePlus 7T series is even more delayed and because of this, OnePlus’s reputation for timely software updates is severely getting hurt.