Android 11 will take a long time to reach the OnePlus 6 and 6T
Even with many problems, OnePlus has been able to keep up with Google updates and Android news. The brand seeks to bring the new versions quickly, trying to keep up with what is released.
If this truth has been applied to the most recent models, there is an unfortunate exception. The OnePlus 6 and 6T seem to be left behind with Android 11. The brand has now revealed that this version will take a long time to reach these models.
Android 11 has been coming at a good pace to OnePlus smartphones. The brand is committed to keeping its equipment up to date, thus ensuring that users have the latest versions of the system that Google maintains and updates annually.
If the latest models are already covered, some have been left behind for no reason. The clearest example is in the OnePlus 6 and 6T, which so far have not yet received any version of Android 11. This is not even in testing yet.
To make this scenario worse, important information has now emerged for users. The OnePlus 6 and 6T should not receive any version of Android 11 before August this year. Even this date is still provisional and without any confirmation by the brand.
What was posted on the OnePlus forum reveals that the first Open Beta version is expected to arrive in late August. The final version, as usual, should arrive weeks later, if the tests run without any problem or abnormal situation.
Interestingly, and in a movement that does not seem to be normal, these devices will be able to have Android 11 sooner, but via the alternative ROMs. LineageOS already has a version available for the OnePlus 6T and probably the OnePlus 6 version should not be delayed.
On this announced date, Android 11 should have almost a year in the market, with the next version about to arrive. This will also be the third Android update for OnePlus 6 and the second for 6T. In the first case, what is normal for the brand is exceeded.