One of the things about Android is that beyond the two-year mark, there are no longer guarantees that your phones will receive the latest Android updates. This is understandable as Android manufacturers would prefer to focus their resources and efforts on their newer phones, although it is a bummer for those who’d rather hold onto their phones for longer periods of time.
However, the good news for those who own the OnePlus 5 and 5T smartphones, it seems that OnePlus has confirmed that these devices are indeed eligible for updates to Android Q when the update does eventually roll out to the masses. This was confirmed in a post on the OnePlus forums where OnePlus revealed that the Android Q Developer Preview was released for the OnePlus 7 Pro, 6, and 6T handsets.
According to the post, “We have already released Android Q Developer Preview on the forum for the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 6/6T, available. For those wondering, rest assured: Android Q will also make its way to the OnePlus 5 and 5T.” OnePlus has no ETA on when the update will make its way to the older phones, but we imagine that it will probably be a while.
This is because Google has yet to officially release Android Q, which we imagine will probably be later in the year with the Pixel 4 handsets, so expect it either very late 2019 or early 2020, assuming you haven’t already upgraded your phone by then.