OnePlus confirms at least 3 years of updates for its upcoming Android TV

OnePlus confirms at least 3 years of updates for its upcoming Android TV
Now that we know OnePlus plans to launch its first-ever TV, it's time to dig deeper into what's going to bring to the table the upcoming product. Well, we already know a couple of things, like the fact that the OnePlus TV will pack a QLED display and 4K support.

Today, OnePlus' Pete Lau revealed more details about the TV and the most important, as the title says, is the very long software support the device will receive. OnePlus decided to use Android TV thanks to its strong partnership with Google, which is also the reason the company can offer at least 3 years of Android TV updates.

OnePlus also believes that by choosing Android TV, it will be able to offer consumers a ton of great features like the Play Store and Google Assistant. Putting Android TV on the OnePlus TV will also allow many customers to interact and seamlessly connect with their Android smartphones.

The OnePlus TV will be launched in India in September, but the company is working to bring it to North America and Europe as soon as it establishes partnerships with local and regional content providers.

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13 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I still have my TV that I bought almost 6 years ago. People keep TVs much longer than your typical smartphone or tablet. I know you could still plug in some kind of external device like a Roku to keep it updated, but I just find it fascinating that manufacturers think 3 years of updates for a TV is a long time. The nVidia Shield is still receiving updates and it was released almost 5 years ago.

6. AbhiD

Posts: 857; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Give one example other than nVidia Shield that has got even 2 years of consistent support, forget 5 years ???!!! And Shield is technically still not a "TV" like the OnePlus one would be. So i don't know what this habit of criticising someone doing 9/10 where software support is so bad that it better not be talked about at all!

11. Shanth

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 22, 2019

I got update to my sony tv after 2 years of purchase. And also his point is correct. The tv in my family hall almost 8 years.... So tv business not like smartphones business.... IT may hot news when they launched with in 2-3 years they story will change....

8. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Nvidia shield has had 4yrs of updates

12. Vega007

Posts: 92; Member since: May 18, 2017

Came here to say this same thing. Three years of updates for a TV is a joke.

2. Dbosss unregistered

Just launch it already one plus!!

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Tvarena??

4. Be_Mine unregistered

Is support for Play Store really important on a TV? I don't know about the other Brand but I had a Micromax Android TV before, and it was pretty pointless. You can install whatever apps you want from Play Store, but they never worked for the TV as they are developed for Mobile Phones only.

9. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Android TV is a different OS

5. Shubham412302

Posts: 593; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

TV should receive updates for atleast 5yrs. My brother I law had a LG TV that became non smart TV in 2-3yrs as it did not received any update.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 857; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Well seeing you will be getting at least 3 years of updates, it will take another 2-3 years for it to become non smart(as you said). So there you go, 5-6 years of smart tv experience.

10. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

The apps will still be updated for a few years after the software updates stop.

14. wesley.

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

3 years is just okay for a smartphone, a smart TV needs much longer updates.

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