OnePlus might be planning to release Android 10 at the same time as Google

OnePlus might be planning to release Android 10 at the same time as Google
OnePlus hasn't been around for very long, but after just a couple of years in the market, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer began distinguishing itself in terms of software support, delivering frequent updates (both big and small) for its compact product portfolio. A standout in both our Android Pie and Oreo roundups, the company is undoubtedly gearing up to roll out stable Android 10 goodies for the likes of the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro.

Given that Google is now widely expected to kick off the over-the-air distribution of the next OS version for the Pixel lineup on September 3, you'd probably guess OnePlus will need at least a couple of extra weeks to optimize and stabilize its OxygenOS take on Android 10. But as crazy as it sounds, the company might actually be gunning for a September 3 launch of its own.

That's according to a screenshot posted on Reddit of a discussion between an eager user and a surprisingly chatty customer support rep. The agent claims that "as of now" OnePlus "wishes" to provide an update "simultaneously with the Android 10 launch", although it's not clear if the company will indeed be capable of achieving this ambitious purported goal. Naturally, a lot can still happen between today and September 3, and if the update is deemed too buggy at the eleventh hour, a delay could definitely enter the equation.

By the way, just in case you weren't yet convinced about the accuracy of the September 3 Android 10 launch date for Pixel devices, the OnePlus customer care specialist explicitly confirms that as well. Then again, there's obviously no way to verify the authenticity of this actual chat. Information provided through these channels is not always 100 percent legit and verified either, so for the time being, it's probably best to treat everything with caution.

After all, the only company that's been able to pull off Android Pie updates at the same time as Google is Essential, and while OxygenOS is not very different from stock Android, it's not an entirely "pure Google" software experience either. But where there's a will, there's probably a way, and OnePlus clearly wants to stand out from the pack.

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14 Comments

1. splus

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Well, considering that Pixel's OS isn't pure Google either, I'd say OnePlus has a good chance of releasing the new Android version at the same time as Google!

2. AbhiD

Posts: 849; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

The thing is, OnePlus doesn't get access to next Android version as soon as Google gets(because it's the one to develop it). It's many months of gap. Not to mention, OxygenOS has so many customisation options, although it looks like stock OS, it makes actual stock Android feel barebones. And yet, if OnePlus does succeed in rolling out update on September 3 itself, it would be a big achievement for a company with relatively very small software team

7. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Huawei get access. So might OnePlus.

3. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Well , instead of just the pixel being buggy .. well have the Oneplus also being buggy I guess. Im on the latest beta of Android 10 on my Pixel 2 XL , its so buggy it's unbelievable . I honestly prefer Samsungs style of releasing extremely almost bug free software updates.

4. AbhiD

Posts: 849; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

OnePlus is as buggy as Samsung or anyone else. Use it to believe it. As for Pixel, what do you expect from a Beta? There is a reason it's called BETA! And FYI, Samsung isn't almost bug free. When Pie arrived almost half an year late to Samsung's flagships, it did have a lot of performance issues and bugs. Entire forums were filled with bug reports and issues.

8. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Yes. Whenever I visit forums for mobiles I own I see people saying 'I won't buy this brand's phone again' due to bugs. Currently my OP7pro has lost VoLTE with latest update on my carrier.

16. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Obviously I know the what beta means , I've used several beta softwares before for android itself. It's way too buggy to be the final beta which is usually as close to the release version as possible. I've used plenty of oneplus phones , the 6t which I had last had quite a few bugs to begin with but were sorted in a couple months time. I have multiple phones from multiple brands and have no bias toward any single brand. I gave my view on how I find Samsung's updates the most stable when they release.. even if they are 4-5 months later. Also It doesn't mean much on a Samsung phone as most features are always available on Samsungs software skin from much earlier. Same goes for Huawei as well. Its really almost bug free. Lg on the other hand.. I guess they forget to update their phones pretty much. Haha.

12. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

You made me LOL! Let me paraphrase "I actually like how Samsung takes 6-8 months to release updates."

5. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Good for them.

10. Orion78

Posts: 210; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Nice but unfortunately their phones are riddled with issues.

13. burkett375

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

My 5 yr old knows more about the release of Android Q for OP7P than their support staff....sorry to burst your bubble....

15. Zenodroid

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

Proof you guys are amateurs : talks about Oneplus, but uses Samsung galaxy s10 as picture. N00bs

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'm planning to release Android 10 the same time as Google, as well. However I don't manufacture a phone, and do not have a software team working on a release. But be sure to check for updates on our non-existent Twitter feed!

18. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

Besides the OnePlus 7 Pro being an awesome phone, their approach to updates is refreshing. This make me never want to buy another Samsung or LG phone again, as much as I loved my LG V40 and previous Galaxy phone

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