OnePlus 7T is one of the most popular smartphones in the market. It has a lot of features that users love. One of the most notable features is the software— OxygenOS. OxygenOS is Android-based and provides many features unavailable on other Android smartphones. The OnePlus 7T was released with the OxygenOS 10, receiving two major updates, OxygenOS 11 and OxygenOS 12. Many users wonder if the OnePlus 7T will get the Android 13 update. Let’s find out in this article.
OnePlus 7T Android 13 Update Status
The OnePlus 7T is more than three years old. It was initially launched with Android 10 based on OxygenOS 10. It is currently running on Android 12 based on OxygenOS 12. Over the years, the smartphone received two major Android updates— Android 11 and Android 12. For reference, the OnePlus 7T was eligible to receive two years of major OS updates, which concluded with the Android 12 update. This update was released earlier this year in July.
Although OnePlus has not given any official information about the Android 13 update for the OnePlus 7T, US carrier T-Mobile announced that the release of the Android 13 update for the OnePlus 7T is in development. This is surprising, as nobody expected the OnePlus 7T to get another major Android update.
“T-Mobile and the device manufacturer have agreed to support a new software update. The manufacturer is working on it,” said T-Mobile on their website. However, there is no official statement from OnePlus as of now.
Well, things are a bit confusing. For instance, OnePlus is still rolling out the OxygenOS 12 based on the Android 12 update to OnePlus 7T users in many regions. Many OnePlus 7T devices are still running on Android 11. The update situation of OnePlus has not been perfect lately. Many users are upset with this situation.
While many users are upset with this situation, OnePlus will likely improve its lousy update situation. This is most likely due to the merge of OxygenOS with ColorOS. The controversial merge lets developers work more efficiently and provide software updates faster. So, if we look at it from this point of view, it makes sense for the OnePlus 7T to get the Android 13 update.
In addition to the OnePlus 7T, some other OnePlus phones were listed on T-Mobile’s website. These include the following:
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 7T
- OnePlus Nord N200
- OnePlus 8T+
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
As you can see, all OnePlus smartphones except the OnePlus 7T are eligible for the Android 13 update on T-Mobile. However, there’s also a chance that this might be a typo by the T-Mobile carrier, as it’s not usual for OnePlus to release software updates for non-eligible devices.
If the T-Mobile listing holds true, there is a good chance that the 7T will get the OxygenOS 13 update. However, nothing is confirmed now, and we will have to wait for an official announcement from the company.