As Android 13 is the next iteration of Google’s smartphone operating system, major mobile phone manufacturers like OnePlus and Samsung are working on rolling out the update for their latest smartphones, allowing users to have a cleaner experience, faster and smoother.
Android 13 is currently in beta until March 2023, after which the next version of the operating system will roll out to consumers around the world. The companies have already compiled a list of devices that will receive the next update.
However, it should be noted that Android version updates are usually released over several months. So, some users may have to wait longer than others to get the next version of Android on their smartphones.
Which OnePlus smartphones are eligible for OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13?
OnePlus previously confirmed that all of its smartphones will receive three major Android releases from the date of release, coupled with four years of security patches from the launch date. Thus, the latest line of OnePlus 10 smartphones will be upgraded from Android 12 to Android 15, which is expected to be released later in 2025.
Along with Android 13, the company will release OxygenOS 13. OxygenOS is OnePlus’ custom Android skin that delivers silky smooth performance with almost no bloatware and in-app ads. Upon release, OxygenOS quickly became a favorite among Android fans.
Following the update patterns announced by the company, the following eighteen Android devices are expected to receive the upcoming Android 13 update.
1) One Plus 10T
2) OnePlus 10 Pro
4) OnePlus As
6) OnePlus 9
7) OnePlus 9 Pro
8) OnePlus 9R
9) OnePlus 8T
10) OnePlus 8
11) OnePlus 8 Pro
12) OnePlus 8T+ 5G
13) OnePlus Nord 2
14) OnePlus NordCE 2
15) OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
16) OnePlus Nord CE
17) OnePlus Nord 2T
18) OnePlus Nord N200 5G
For the OnePlus 8 series, the Android 13 update will be the last major OS update. Going forward, the device will receive security patches for another year and support will end in 2024.
The company will follow a similar trend with the Nord CE and Nord N200 5G devices.
It should be noted that a few budget OnePlus devices have been omitted from the list as they are not eligible for the upcoming update, despite being less than three years old. These include the original Nord and Nord CE devices, as well as the Nord N10 and N100 devices.
The original Nord and Nord CE devices were only promised two years of major Android updates and three years of security updates. The devices initially launched with Android 11 and have since received the Android 12 update this year. They will work on Android 12 in the future.
The Nord N10 and N100 devices, meanwhile, were only promised one year of major Android updates and three years of security updates. They were initially launched with OxygenOS 10.5 based on Android 10 and were updated to Android 11. These mobile phones also did not receive the Android 12 update.